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Do people have to sign on in order to like a post?

  1. Why do people have to sign onto WordPress to like a post? How can I put a Like button that links with Facebook?

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  2. Yes indeed they do. You can click a Facebook like button unless you have a Facebook account. You can't click a like button unless you have a account.

    You can have both Facebook like and share buttons on your posts.
    See here for Facebook integration >

  3. edit: You can't click a Facebook like button ...

  4. Also note that likes and shares numbers are misleading when you consider page view stats. Your followers and anyone with a blog who is logged into 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.

  5. Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm completely new to this and finding it all a bit mind boggling!

  6. You're welcome. Just avoid developing any sense of urgency, use the work step by step learn tutorial Staff have provided and you will do fine. :)

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