can we get a “like” widget for wordpress.com or a fb pages widget?
At first I wasn’t going to post, but then I said what the heck…. All you can say is one thing I don’t like, huh?
I love wordpress.com and I love my facebook. I would love to be able to get more people to come to my blog off of facebook and generate more from my site to go to facebook.
In order to do that, I need a little bit of help.
so with that, if someone could possible generate something that works with your fb pages or a like widget on your site, that would be super duper awesome!
The blog I need help with is sylviahubbard.com.
Lots of people (hundreds) have requested the Follow thing. Lots more have requested greater integration with FB, but that one’s hard because FB itself keeps moving the goal posts; they don’t really want people on other sites to integrate with FB, they want them to leave all other sites and stay on FB only.
That said, depending on what exactly you have in mind, you can make your own “Like My Page” widget in a text widget, complete with image and link. You just have to code it by hand.
And you can use GetSocial, as I do on every post, to make it easy for readers to post your stuff to FB etc. http://Getsociallive.com has even got the code for a FB Like button.
@raincoaster. Of course there are are already some possibilities to integrate with facebook: the like my page text widget, pulling the rss-feed to publish it a page’s timeline via RSS, networked blogs, addthis or similar things.
But if you take a look at non WP.com hosted wordpress blogs, it is quite common that you see an “I like” button below each post and a java scripted like box.
It really should not be too hard for wordpress.com to create and integrate some widgets which provide the functionality of facebook’s social plugins and to provide the option to add sharethis/addtoany functionality in the postings’ footer as they did with the poll daddy’s rating.
I think we’re all aware that traffic is generated by links and word of mouth and an easier way to allow your readers to post your blog on facebook or share it with one click will really help to promote the blog.
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