The 'Like' Button

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    I noticed that the ‘Like’ button on my Created 2 Fly blog doesn’t seem to be working because yesterday, I had notifications saying I had around 8 likes on Toot Your Horn and it only shows one. I noticed this problem before but I thought that it would fix itself once the server updated or something but it didn’t. I even changed themes yesterday to see if it would fix it but it didn’t. Could you fix this problem?

    The blog I need help with is



    I had a similar problem today. Had one ‘like’ on a post but no notification came up.
    I hope they fix it.


    8 likes … Could you fix this problem?

    There is no problem that requires fixing. The like button can be used by any Gravatar/ member who is logged in. However, those that do not choose to have Gravatar images don’t leave behind gravatars when they click the like button.


    That notifications problem is not “similar” to the issue yourfriendmel identified when creating this thread.

    Please check your settings here > Settings > Discussion
    E-mail me whenever
    Anyone posts a comment
    A comment is held for moderation
    Someone likes one of my posts
    Someone reblogs one of my posts
    Someone follows my blog

    Please also check your email address settings. You have two separate email address settings at

    Blog notifications for the admin (like comment moderation, Likes, new subscriptions, etc) are sent to the email address at Settings -> General in the Dashboard.

    Personal notifications (like comments on your post, subscription emails, and upgrade renewals) are sent to the email address at Users -> Personal Settings in the Dashboard.

    See > Issues Changing your E-mail Address >


    While I’m in this thread please note what follows. Be aware that 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 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. See here for what I do to compel readers to read posts on my site >


    I don’t it has to do with gravatars because I have two other blogs and some of the same people have liked posts on those and their gravatar does show up. That’s why I don’t understand what’s happening.



    I will tag this thread for Staff support.

    But do know that when people do not choose to upload a gravatar and do click like buttons there is no gravatar displayed.

    Also know that the rating you set here > Settings > Discussion > Avatars > Maximum Rating can prevent the display of “mature” avatars.
    G — Suitable for all audiences
    PG — Possibly offensive, usually for audiences 13 and above
    R — Intended for adult audiences above 17
    X — Even more mature than above



    yourfriendmel – If you let me know the username of the person whose Gravatar is not showing up, I can take a look at it.

    As timethief says, the Gravatar’s rating might be the issue, but I’d have to take a look to confirm.

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