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"Like" button requiring readers to have password

  1. Hi,

    I've had a few people tell me they've gone to "like" posts of mine, but a message pops up requiring them to input a username and password. One user (does not have a WordPress blog - or any blog) thought okay, so created a username/password - but site wouldn't accept it. Could you please help me out?

    Thank You!! :)

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Only members who are logged into can use the "like" button.

    Regarding the user with the new username account log-in issue that person must post a thread here and Staff will help them sort their issue.

  3. Hi,

    Sorry to butt in on this thread but I started a similar one last week with zero response:

    As it says, even though I am logged in I'm asked to log in again before I can "like" something. The workaround I discovered was to post a comment which again asked me to log in (I do this via the WordPress button at the top of the box) then I can "like" something.

    Surely it should already recognise that I am logged in and not make me go through this entire rigmarole every time I want to "like" a post?

  4. The "like" button can only be used by bloggers who are logged into

  5. And as I said I am a WordPress blogger logged into yet I am still asked to login again so for some reason it doesn't recognise that I - and now it transpires other bloggers - are logged in to

    And since the "Like" login option doesn't work, only the comment login, that suggests there is a flaw within the system surely?

  6. I've flagged this thread for Staff attention. Please be patient while waiting for a response.

  7. No problem. Thanks for the reply! :)

  8. Do you have any luck if you clear your cache and cookies?

  9. Nope. Doesn't make a lick of difference.

    Just to clarify something, if we are logged into our own sites and the fact we can access our own WordPress account main page, support forums etc. does that qualify as being "logged in" to

  10. Yes, it does.

    Is this only affecting your blog? Are you able to Like posts elsewhere without issue?

  11. Also it varies from blog to blog. I just managed to like a post on one blog but not another. Is it perhaps a bug in the themes?

    The successful "Like" was using "Twenty Eleven" - This one worked!

    The two unsuccessful ones were using Customised Twenty Ten - Fail No 1

    and Imbalance 2 - Fail No 2

  12. Ah, this might be a third-party cookies issue since the unsuccessful ones were on mapped domains.

    Do you have third-party cookies enabled?

  13. @macmanx
    Sheesh! Both of my blogs are on mapped domains so I hope my readers aren't experiencing this and I don't have to publish a post on this subject for them. :(

  14. timethief, mine is too. I'm not seeing it on other mapped domains with third-party cookies disabled though.

    If this fixes it for leeinblack, at least we have a few more things to go on.

  15. southernseamuse

    I experience this, too. Some blogs I subscribe to allow me to like without 3rd party cookies, and some I subscribe to will not allow me to like without going into my tools-options-enabling 3rd party cookies, refreshing and then liking. Then disabling cookies. All while logged in to my dashboard. I recently unsubscribed to several culprit blogs because of this - got tired of the above process.

    I don't know what a mapped domain is, but I wish I could 'like' and comment while logged in, across the board without this cumbersome process. Example: never have to have 3rd party cookies with "The Waiting;" always have to enable 3rd party cookies with "Shoes on the Wrong Feet." Not sure what the dif is. Thanks for this thread!

  16. Morning everyone! (well it is here in the UK ! :P)

    Okay, I saw macmanx's post about third party cookies and found they were disabled on my browser so I enabled them and BINGO - I can "like" posts without climbing over mountains now! Yay! :D

    Huge thanks for the solution macmanx!! :)

    But I have to ask, is this going to cause problems in the future since the "disabled" setting was the default setting?

  17. If you can't Like a blog without third-party cookies enabled, would you please tell us which browser (and version of) you're using?

  18. Firefox v. 12.0

  19. Thanks for confirming!

    1southernseamuse1, how about you?

    timethief, are you experiencing the same problem, or do you have third-party cookies enabled?

  20. Just noticed something weird since enabling third party cookies - the little icons in my Facebook "like" box have doubled up so there are now two of every icon!?!

  21. leeinblack, that is definitely a known glitch from Facebook's end. Only you will see it when logged in as the owner of the Facebook page.

  22. Ah okay. thanks. Another glitch when connecting my blog with FB. just what I always wanted! :P

  23. @Macmanx
    Hi there,
    I'm using Firefox 12 and I have third party cookies enabled. I just "liked" this post "The Avengers (1978) with no trouble at all.

  24. Cool, very good to know.

    Thanks for checking, and for liking!

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