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How can visitors "like" my post without having a password?

  1. Hi,

    Some visitors to my site have not been able to "like" my latest post without an email address or username and a password. While I know that to like another wordpress site, we are required to sign in, but those who do not, how can they like a post without creating or having a username and password? I've checked my settings and don't think I am requiring that, but may be overlooking something.

    Thanks very much for your help!
    Leisa
    Blog url: http://mbenyc.wordpress.com/

  2. Hello there,
    If you are not a Facebook member then you cannot click a Facebook "like" button, right? Well, if one is not a WordPress.com member then they cannot click the WordPress.com "like" button.

  3. But if you are not a WordPress member you can click the "Follow" button, right?

  4. If you have a WordPress.com account or a Gravatar account you can use the like button. http://en.support.wordpress.com/avatars/gravatars/

    Your followers and anyone with a WordPress.com blog who is logged into WordPress.com can "like" and "share" your posts in several locations such as the Reader without ever clicking into your blog and creating a page view stat. Those who have username accounts only but no WordPress.com blog can become followers and click the "like" and/or "share" buttons. Those who do not have accounts cannot use the like button. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/07/09/wordpress-followers-likes-and-stats/

    Note: To compel readers to click into my blog to read the full post thereby creating a page view stat, I have set my RSS Feed for posts to “summary” on this page > Settings > Reading

  5. Thanks very much for the info!

  6. You're welcome and best wishes with your blog. :)

  7. @enrikapperley

    But if you are not a WordPress member you can click the "Follow" button, right?

    If you would like a follow button to appear on the bottom right hand corner of your site for those who do not have WordPress.com accounts see here > http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/more-traffic-for-your-blog-with-the-follow-button/

  8. Thanks timethief.

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