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facebook like button and links in widgets

  1. wanted to add FB LIKE (as opposed to SHARE) button to my blog but the task seems to be IMPOSSIBLE!!! Spend an entire day yesterday trying to do it and all I achieved was a headache ;(
    To put the button up I tried the following: which does produce a code but I know squat about where to place it to get the actual LIKE icon (and not a link to a like icon, which was the peak of my achievements so far ;( )
    I have then tried this link: which seemed really straighforward at first cos it had step by step instructions but lost me around #15 (step 15): and even after checking out how to create links in text widgets on wordpress support website, and followed all the right instructions, it still produced a widget displaying the actual code rather than the icon (as a result you could cilck on it and then a whole new page opened up with a tiny little thumb-up facebook icon, doh!) Mind you I have succesfully created links in text widgets since, so I don't know what the problem when I'm trying to create the LIKE button. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong here please? Otherwise my headache will only increase and I'll probably start losing hair as well :(
    Also, I'd like to have the LIKE button under my posts as well as for a whole blog. Is that possible? Both options I've tried so far only seem to result in one or the other... I'm greedy and want both :)

    The blog I need help with is

  2. ooops, wrote a big bulky essay here...! Well, hope that will at least help someone help me! :)

  3. aaroncohenphotography

    Go to your dashboard, then appearance on the left, then click "widgets". There should be one called "Facebook Like Box" or something around that, and you can add your facebook page to it. Do not make a text widget and put the link of your facebook page. Look at my facebook like widget on the right of my page if you still need
    Do you want it to look like mine?

  4. @gosiaczekm: The answer offered by aacohen97 is to put a Like button for people to like your Facebook Fan Page.

    If you also want to add a Like button at the end of your posts to like the post itself, go to Settings > Sharing, add Facebook to the list of active services, and make sure your Button Style is set to "Official".

    @aacohen97: Just a thought... your username already links to your blog. No need to link to your own blog (or to insert your address) when posting on this forum, much less when answering support questions.

  5. @airodyssey. Thanks a tonne. Just changing button style to 'Official' worked like a charm!

  6. well, making the button official certainly does help in a way: it transforms a generic facebook button into 'LIKE' one. NIce and easy trick, although I wouldn't have EVER realised this on my own. Thanks airodyssey.

  7. Hey guys. Thanks a lot for all this great insight. You saved my life

  8. @airodyssey thanks mate thanks a ton

  9. Thanks. Helped me loads!

  10. @airodyssey

    Thanks a lot

  11. can anyone say how to put the LIKE and SHARE button together?...changing the button style doesnt solve this problem.... :(

  12. You can easily enable sharing buttons on your posts, pages and index pages.
    Also note the “like” button.
    You can have both Facebook like & share buttons on your posts.

  13. Thanks so much to airodyssey! You are amazing!!!

  14. Finally figured it out!
    Thanks to Airodyssey :D

  15. Hi all, I'm new to and am in the middle of constructing static pages (rather than posts). Is it possible to have Facebook Like and Share buttons on static pages without linking to my own personal facebook page in setting this up in the sharing option in the dashboard ... just can't work this one out. I don't do code.

  16. @hemmingsphere
    Your blog is private. Many of the Available Services are missing from the selection on the sharing settings page. If your blog is private, you will see fewer number of services listed.

  17. I'm still lost, and all I can really figure out is that God hates me; otherwise, I wouldn't be having all this trouble! This is so incredibly frustrating.
    I'm a writer, and I want people to friend me on facebook. I can't switch to a fan page, or I'll lose all my friends. How do I put an icon in a widget so people will be linked to my personal page?
    I'd be so grateful if anybody could help! Thank you in advance!

  18. michelemarcoux

    been trying to add Twitter, linkd in etc to my blog through Sharing in Settings. Unfortunately I dont have the Sharing option in my Settings menu. I 've checked my privacy settings and oddly the tick box 'I would like my blog to be visible only to users I choose' isnt there - ! Any ideas? my blog is


  19. it is really help me, thank you so much, my blog

  20. Hey all, does anybody know of a button that will make the reader send me a friend request on facebook just from that click?

  21. I am following the directions on the link below for adding Facebook icons for "like" and "share" to the end of a post. Everything works EXCEPT that the F icon is not showing up for the "share" icon. The link works, but there is no icon (so people have no clue what to do).


    Link to Icon:

    I took the icon down from my blog since it looked silly with just the gray box and word "Facebook"


  22. @lindseydn
    The blog linked to your username is not a free hosted blog. This forum is only for those with free hosted blogs and our support docs do not apply to installs. You must post to this support forum
    For clarity read >

  23. my blog is at

    How do I make it so that my name links to the blog and not my website?

    Help please on the Facebook icon, thanks!


  24. When we register a username account here the email address we provide becomes our unique identifier. When we are logged into and register a blog it's registered to that username account we are logged in under and to the email address which is our unique identifier. We can register as many blogs as we wish and provided we are using the same username account then all the blogs will be registered under it and the associated email account.

    Here’s how to link your username to your blog in your blog Dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to Account Details. Then scroll down to where it says ‘Primary Blog‘ select the URL for your primary blog and then save changes.

    Now every time you sign into the forum we can all click on your username and your blog will be linked to it. And every time you leave a comment on a blog your username can be likewise clicked and your blog can be instantly located. This chage is not retroactive. Al comments you left previously will be linked to the first site and that cannot be changed.

    P.S. There is no "www" in any URL.

  25. Hi,

    So I followed the directions above and the drop down was already set to my wordpress blog, so I am not sure why it is not showing up.I did notice that I had the "www" at the very bottom in account details, so maybe that is why it was not working.

    Any advice on how to fix my original problem: The Facebook icon not showing up with the Share on Facebook, at the end of each post.

    I am referring to this post which is closed.

  26. I'm sorry I can't help you with that. Hopefully, another Facebook user who has done this will chime in and help you.

  27. Timethief-

    Thanks for your help. I was hoping you would know since the post I was using was your post. It seems that URL where the Facebook icon was hosted, is no longer work.

  28. ayeshaandzonaib

    @airodyssey Thanks a million you've solved my problem in a split second thanks!!!

  29. myeternalconsciousness

    @airodyssey - thanks a ton SERIOUSLY!! :)

  30. @airodyssey: Thanks for that tip, I have been trying for ages with all sorts of code advice and it was as simple as you said it was, woop woop

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