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Facebook "like" button

  1. wondering if there is a wordpress.com plugin or setting to insert a "like" button into every post?
    this is quite apart from the wordpress "like" button on every blog.
    cheers!

    The blog I need help with is edlee.ca.

  2. Just this:

    http://getsociallive.com

    It was developed for WP.com. The regular FB Like button has code that's stripped out here. Of course, if you add the Share on Facebook button to your browser, you can Like any page on the internet just by pressing the button, but of course that doesn't show up for your readers.

  3. Or this if you want to be able to choose any Social Bookmarking for wordpress.com and not just Facebook like.

    Standard pack is comingsoon, so bookmark that url for future reference.

  4. correct me if i;m wrong, but you have to manually insert the 'like' button as to write each post - correct?

    is there a way to have it automatically appear on posts?

  5. There is now a new FaceTweet button available in GetSocial Live which allows for one click access to Twitter, Facebook Share and Facebook Like!

    The new button provides information (after the click) on the number of retweets, shares and likes for your post. You can also configure a personalized message there to replace the default text.

    Have fun!

  6. Easy way in this post. http://svghenry.wordpress.com/2010/07/30/handyhtml/ It takes all of a minute to do. Yes, it's manual. But it works.

  7. Sanjidas' method is by far the best, neatest and quickest method to add a Facebook Like button. It's almost a no-brainer and once you drag the necessary 'trigger' button onto your web browser, future implementation is just one-click as promised.

  8. @edlee http://getsociallive.com/ it is.

    I also wrote a guide on how to do it, I hope it will help you:

    http://thedolt.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/social-bookmarking-for-wordpress-com-blogs/

  9. GetSocial Live's Like is meaningless. All they do is host a Like page that has no relevance to Facebook at all. I modified the Like button into a 'Like and Share' and applied that to Sanjidas' Share script and got an actual working SHARE to share your WordPress blog post to Facebook friends. Because, sharing is liking and a shared like effectively generates additional traffic and more meaningful than Like for the sake of Like itself.

  10. @Shimworld GetSocial Live's Like is not meaningless and does work. It is getting me traffic even as I type.

  11. @pulkithegeek I am sure you are because it's a popular 'Like' platform in the absence of a real Facebook integrated one which WP.com may or may not implement some day. I hope they do since they allow/support publishing of blog content to FB and Twitter. I came across a post where Matt said that's not happening anytime soon.

  12. GetSocial Live hosts a dynamically generated minipage where an actual and genuine Facebook like button resides. It's not an independent 'Like' system! The information that is displayed there (which of your friends liked this post, how many likes) comes directly from Facebook as well.

  13. @hillelstoler You are right! :)

  14. @hillelstoler,
    GetSocial Live hosts a dynamically generated minipage where an actual and genuine Facebook like button resides. It's not an independent 'Like' system! The information that is displayed there (which of your friends liked this post, how many likes) comes directly from Facebook as well.

    The minipage shows the dynamic info straight from Facebook... Many of us want the Facebook Like to show the updating info right in the blog post. That's another improvement you can think about. I don't know how Tweetmeme or Feed counter of Feebburner works, but the code they give you is wp.com-compatible. So obviously there's a way to show updated info of Facebook Like in wordpress.com... If only there's a code-genius around who'd put her/his mind to it!

    By the way, The Like method suggested by Shimworld opens up a page that shows the updated info from Facebook (how many people liked it and how many friends), just like the Getsocial minipage. And because the page is blank (no graphics) it kind of looks generic. The Getsocial minipage has graphics that may not relate to all types of blogs (just my opinion as a professional artist).

    I think the Getsocial minipage will look better if you can code it to show a screenshot of the blog post related to it, in the minipage itself, and not some random graphics - then it will truly be something amazing! :)

  15. @sanjidas great idea with the screenshot! I'll look into it :)

  16. @svghenry,
    Easy way in this post. http://svghenry.wordpress.com/2010/07/30/handyhtml/ It takes all of a minute to do. Yes, it's manual. But it works.

    The code you gave there is for "Share on Facebook" and not "Facebook Like". And there's an easier way to do it:
    How to add both "Share on Facebook" and "Facebook like" buttons easily in a wordpress.com blog post

    You can add the button you want (either "Facebook Like" or "Facebook Share") or both of them (in the order you want) even before you leave your blog editor.

  17. @sanjidas

    Thanks for pointing that out!

    Cheers!

  18. And I think I ought to point out that I have decided to stop using the method that I described a few posts up. The new share buttons from WP work the exact same way.

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