Like button not working

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  • #1124782

    scott2608
    Member

    I have had three or four comments from people saying that the “Like” button is not working on my site but they were able to use the Like button on other sites. Are other people having this issue? I don’t want to miss out on Likes.

    The blog I need help with is greenhornphotos.com.

    #1124907

    timethief
    Member

    The WordPress.com like button, like every other in-house use only like button (example: Facebook) can only be used by those who have registered WordPress.com username accounts when they are logged in to WordPress.com.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/likes/

    #1124908

    timethief
    Member

    Likes are not page views. In fact, likes and shares 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. See here for what I do to compel readers to read posts on my site > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/07/09/wordpress-followers-likes-and-stats

    #1124909

    timethief
    Member

    I don’t want to miss out on Likes.

    Do be aware that there are like button spammers who click many like button just to get you to follow them back to their sites via the gravatar profile page linked to their image. We cannot delete any likes left by others.

    #1124916

    scott2608
    Member

    They were able to make a comment and have used the like button before so I don’t think its a issue with them not having a account. I had this same thing happen to me about two days ago on a blog I follow, so I am not sure if there is an issue with my blog or a bigger issue. But thanks for your help.

    #1124917

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for the additional information. If they are logged into WordPress.com and are running one of the browser versions here http://browsehappy.com this ought not to be happening to them.

    #1124919

    scott2608
    Member

    It’s funny that after I started my blog I now get a ton of spam!

    #1124922

    timethief
    Member

    We all get tonnes of spam. The vast and overwhelming majority of all so-called information on the internet is spam. Over 80% of all so-called comments submitted to .wordpress.com blogs every day are spam.

    The worst of all spam containing malware and viruses is not sent to us. It’s removed as it could bring down many blogs if opened.

    On the spam that Akismet catches it takes only seconds to click “empty spam” and you don’t even have to click “empty spam” if you don’t want to. Akismet will maintain comments it has caught for 15 days from the time they were received, and then it will delete the comment automatically.

    If you get spam that slips by Akismet then mark it as spam (do not delete it) and over time Akismet will learn it’s spam.

    There is no such thing as eliminating all spam and Akismet is handling your spam correctly. Please don’t brood about this. For more information please take the time to read “5 things every blogger should know about spam” on this page Akismet: How it works http://akismet.com/how/

    #1124926

    scott2608
    Member

    I agree it should not be happening but I use both Firefox and IE with the latest updates and I had the same issue. It only happened to me onetime so maybe it’s a cookie issues or something along those lines.

    #1124930

    timethief
    Member

    Let’s hope it was a transitory glitch of some kind.

    #1124936

    scott2608
    Member

    Well just had another comment “I keep trying to click the like button and I can’t. But wanted to say “very cool” Something is going on.

    #1124947

    timethief
    Member

    I’ll try clicking the like button on your most recent post using my three browsers and report back here.

    #1124949

    timethief
    Member

    FF18 – no problem
    liked and unliked

    Chrome 23 – can’t like
    error message: requesting a log-in when I am logged in

    IE8 – can’t like
    error message: requesting a log-in when I am logged in

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    #1124954

    scott2608
    Member

    So there is an issue! Thanks for all of help!!!

    #1124957

    timethief
    Member

    Yes, there is a browser related issue and you’re welcome.

    #1125057

    scott2608
    Member

    I hope they fix it soon!

    #1125082

    richardmtl
    Staff

    Hello scott2608, I had no problem liking one of your pciture in Chrome on OSX, but I was unable to using IE9 on Windows 7. I will let our engineers know right away and I’ll get back to you when I have an update.

    #1125084

    scott2608
    Member

    Thanks, Richard!

    #1125095

    sueprue
    Member

    Glad to see this forum as I am also having a “like” issue by a non-Wordpress blogger that has liked my posts before. Thanks for looking into it.

    #1125096

    timethief
    Member

    a “like” issue by a non-Wordpress blogger that has liked my posts before

    The WordPress.com like button, like every other in-house use only like button (example: Facebook), can only be used by those who have registered WordPress.com username accounts, and only when they are logged in to WordPress.com.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/likes/

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