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Like Button doesn't work in Ascetica Theme

  1. i have just moved my blog (http://kofegeek.wordpress.com/) to Ascetica theme. It is so nice, unfortunately my WP like button doesn't work, my readers can see the WP like button, but when they clicked it, it doesn't work. Help me please :(
    Blog url: http://kofegeek.wordpress.com/

  2. You're right. I clicked the like button on this post http://kofegeek.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/the-forgotten-history-the-forgotten-hero-and-the-forgotten-evil/ and noting happened. This thread will be moved to the Themes Forum where Themes Staff can address this issue.

    P.S. While I was on your blog I spotted something else. Please read this and act on it > http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/#missing-posts

  3. Ohhh, I had not noticed that. Will it be fixed soon? I just posted a link to one of my new posts (rationaldemocrat.wordpress.com) and it got a bunch of likes immediately on Facebook. So I wondered that none of those tech-savvy people had liked the same post on my blog.

    Hope this is prioritized!

  4. I'd be surprised if anything was fixed soon. This is the weekend. :)

  5. P.S. Likes are just bragging stats and if they already clicked a like button at FB then there's no actual loss in terms of stats. For clarity likes and shares numbers are misleading when you are talking about page view stats. 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 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

  6. Timethief, thanks! I had already done the >Settings >Reading >Summary thing way back in the very beginning. I thought that it controlled appearance of blog posts (and eventually learned about the "to read more" option). I get annoyed and frustrated by some of the templates that apparently disable the "to read more" option for posts, because long posts clog up the front page.

    But I had never changed the >Settings >Reading >Summary setting, so yea!

    Re likes... it's not so much an ego thing for me as a marketing tool. I know that when I go to someone's blog and there are zero comments, zero likes, just a bunch of posts, I tend not to stick around unless I am utterly fascinated by their writing. It's purely psychological, I know.

    So that is why the comment about the Like button not functioning on Ascetica bothers me a bit.

  7. thank you @timethief

    hopefully themes staff can solve this problem soon

  8. I switched themes, since it didn't seem that Ascetica was interested in fixing this basic issue. Now using The Morning After...

  9. Hi there,

    I'm sorry that it took us so long to respond to your question.

    Does the issue still occur for you?

  10. Howdy! This issue should have been fixed, so I'm going to mark this as resolved/closed. If you're still having problems with Likes in Ascetica, please feel free to post a new topic and we'll be happy to look into it. Thanks!

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