It’s Possible!: Facebook SHARE and LIKE buttons…at the same time!

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  • #515827

    jcryle
    Member

    Up till now (9/4/2010), you had to CHOOSE between having either the Facebook SHARE button OR the Facebook LIKE button for your blog posts.

    Well, I just figured out how to have BOTH available.

    Here is my site to get a visual of what it looks like ► ► ► http://jcrylequotes.com/

    ► Follow these short, easy directions to set it up on your blog:

    1) Your Dashboard

    2) Settings

    3) Sharing

    4) Under “Available Services” click “Add a new service”

    5) For “Service Name”, type in Facebook

    6) For “Sharing URL”, copy this link ► http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=%post_url%

    7) For “Icon URL”, copy this link ► http://cdn.iconfinder.net/data/icons/Classy_Social_Media_Icons/16/facebook.png

    8) Click the “Create Share” button

    9) Drag and drop your Facebook SHARE button to either the “Enabled Services” section below the “Available Services” OR over to the right with the WordPress SHARE button.

    10) Now, simply click the right down arrow on the Facebook button (not the button you JUST created; the other one provided by WordPress) and choose the “LIKE” option, save everything at the bottom of the page and you’re all set.

    You now have both the SHARE and LIKE options available to you at the bottom of your posts.

    Here is my site to get a visual of what it looks like ► ► ► http://jcrylequotes.com/

    The blog I need help with is jcrylequotes.com.

    #515939

    shimworld
    Member

    Whoa! You rock :)

    I named mine as “Share” instead of Facebook (the FB icon already indicates the service so no need to repeat or confuse the reader. The cool thing about this set of share features is how you can list as many social sharing tools as possible to accommodate your readers even when you don’t use use them yourself.

    http://shimworld.wordpress.com/ (I’m hoping to include more that I haven’t configured yet)

    #515942

    emric
    Member

    WOW!!! thank you soooo much!!! this is really helpful!!!

    #515944

    jcryle
    Member

    You’re welcome guys. My pleasure. The more folks that get a chance to come visit your site, the better. :-)

    #515968

    briancurrin
    Member

    This is fantastic … thank you very much …

    #515969

    raincoaster
    Member

    Brilliant!

    If I might suggest a slight modification: I advise copying he actual image and uploading it to WordPress itself, so that no matter what happens to that external site, it’s always visible. I’ve had too many hotlinked images go poof.

    #515971

    briancurrin
    Member

    @raincoaster excellent idea, thanks …

    Have just added delicious now as well.

    #515972

    lilmaouz
    Member

    Hello Thekowalkerjourney (and everyone :)
    Thanks a lot… I brought your topic staight onto the fr forum
    Thanks again for sharing this trick. Have a nice day!

    #515990

    jcryle
    Member

    @raincoaster:

    Good idea in actually uploading the actual image into WordPress. You never know if that site where your current image is located might one day decide to go under.

    Just an FYI for fellow WordPress bloggers: for anyone looking for top notch social media icons for your blog, look no further than ICONFINDER ► http://www.iconfinder.com/

    You’ll be at this site for days looking for the perfect social media badge for YOUR blog. ;)

    #515992

    wiraswastika
    Member

    Thanks You so Much . Useful tips

    #516000

    zons
    Member

    thanks!
    i use this link (from wp.com) for the facebook icon:
    http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/sharing/images/facebook.png
    :D

    .

    #516016

    wagazade
    Member

    god sent you

    #516036

    lilmaouz
    Member

    Hello,
    A user told me you can go to Dashboard > Settings > Share.
    Drag-and-drop over there the LIKE icon as well as the SHARE icon that you’d love to use. That’s it!

    #516062

    zeinagabriel
    Member

    Thanks a million :) This is very very very helpful :) Thanks again :) have a great da y:)

    #516063

    Oh thank you so Much, it really make my blog in http://www.ekajayachandra.wordpress.com become so complete and good looking…
    I love your blog also, very readably….

    #516149

    thekowalkerjourney> thanks…………………

    #516151

    This post is tremendous help. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is great too. I’m following you on twitter and facebook now.

    Thanks for the help.

    Chris
    http://christianpaulsen62.wordpress.com/

    #516153

    culinartz
    Member

    Thanksssssss:)

    #516154

    culinartz
    Member

    Thanks a lot for your help regarding LIKE button!:)
    I just dont understand why my sharing icons appar toghether under “+”
    Using free version of WP its more difficoult, withouth domain.
    Could you tell also how to get “following” button?:$
    I’m tired to search and not finde:) Have a nice day, and thanks a lot!

    #516155

    culinartz
    Member

    Thanks a lot for your help regarding LIKE button!:)
    I just dont understand why my sharing icons appar toghether under “+”
    Using free version of WP its more dificult, withouth domain.
    Could you tell also how to get “following” button?
    I’m tired to search and not finde:) Have a nice day, and thanks a lot!

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