WordPress.com "like" button

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  • #953755

    Hi, on my wordpress.com site http://blog.naturahealthproducts.com/, people can’t hit the “like” button without a dropdown asking for their username and password. Getting no likes!
    What’s up with this? Thank you
    Blog url: http://naturahealthproducts.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is blog.naturahealthproducts.com.

    #953891

    timethief
    Member

    What’s up with Facebook and everywhere else that has an in-house “like” button? Well, It’s the same thing that’s up here. If you are not logged into Facebook then you cannot used their like bitton. If you are not logged into WordPress.com then you cannot use the like button.

    #953897

    Thank you for the response! Really, so someone has to have a wordpress account to do a wordpress “like”? I understand about facebook, but this seems severely limiting. Is there no fix? I assume it’s not the case on wordpress.org?

    #953901

    timethief
    Member

    Severely limited? Are you kidding? This is common practice everywhere. Ther is not “fix” because nothing is broken.

    I assume it’s not the case on wordpress.org?

    WordPress.org are keepers of software only. Every wordpress.org install is a free standing island in the blogosphere. There is no wordpress.org community per say.

    #953902

    OK, got it. Thanks for the response and help.

    #953903

    timethief
    Member

    I’m also wondering why you are placing such a high value on “like” button clicks. Your followers can “like” your posts in several locations without ever clicking into your blog and creating a page view stat. Those who have username accounts only but no blog can become followers and click the “like” button. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/07/09/wordpress-followers-likes-and-stats/

    #953917

    If I am a reader and say I have a blogger account, and then come across a wordpress post that I find interesting, I might be inclined to “like” the page and leave a comment. Maybe I don’t want to necessarily share this on my social media pages. But if I have to open a wordpress account in order to do this, then the likelyhood of me doing this decreases. I understand this is standard practice commercial sites like huffingtonpost or washingtonpost, but I didn’t realize only this applied to my own site, I think I should have the option. To me it seems like a way to force people to open a wordpress account if they want to just “like” something.

    #953924

    timethief
    Member

    This is a peer support forum and we Volunteers don’t create policy.

    #953926

    I appreciate your help, thank you.

    #953928

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome.

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