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Adding a facebook button to blog page (6 posts)

  1. voltaire15
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    First question: I use the Twenty Ten template and visitors to the posts page
    http://www.yourdailyshakespeare.com
    can already add their comments without logging in etc. This may be very naive of me, but what would be the advantage of adding a facebook button.
    Second question.In scouring the webifor how to do this, the more understandable solution (for a novece like myself) seems to acquire a code from facebook (I skip details. Upon doing this I fiund this explanation
    quote
    Now that you have the code, visit your blogger dashboard and select the Design option and in it the Edit HTML option. Select the Expand Widget Templates option and search data:post.body in the template and paste the Like button code above it.
    unquote
    For the life of me where is the "Design Option" let alone the "Edit HTML option" or the even more hidden "Expand Widget Templates"?
    Thank you.

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Adding a facebook button allows people to be linked to their comments. I do it with facebook, google+, and twitter

    I also allow people to just comment, without logging in. Some people just like to link a profile to their comments.

    Now, the instructions you are linking, specifically here:

    Now that you have the code, visit your blogger dashboard

    Is telltale, it says BLOGGER, blogger is not WordPress, so those instructions are not applicable.

  3. voltaire15
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you Rev. Voodoo for your answer. At least you have lifted one layer of fog regarding my confusion about "BLOGGER".
    Should you know of a site with reasonably understandable explanations on how to add the facebook button on a site constructed using the Twenty Ten Template, I'd be grateful of you let me know
    Thank you.

  4. https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like/

    Get the code and toss it in a widget :)

  5. voltaire15
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you so much Ipstenu. I think I followed your instructions to the letter. That is, I took the first part of the code (Javascript SDK) generated as you said and pasted it in the Posts page. The instructions say that the it should be placed immediately after the body tag. However in the page proper when reached via the dashboard there appear to be no HTML code. Still I placed it and (thankfully) I did no harm....
    Then I pasted the second part of the code in the widget area called "recent posts". When I did a 'save' the code instantly disappeared.
    I do not see the "Facebook button" on the Posts page. Clearly I have done something wrong. I feel already satisfied that I have not destroyed anything - but if you have a diagnosis other than my thick headedness, and if it does not take too long please let me know. The site, by the way, is http://www.yourdailyshakespeare.com

  6. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There is another way that works very well on 2010 and 2011 themes.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-facebook-connect/

    I will warn, the setup is a bit advanced. But the provided instructions are very good.

    With that plugin fully configured, you can do all sorts of nifty facebook stuff. A like button in your sidebar, one under each post, allow users to comment on your site using their facebook, etc. It might be a lot more than what you are looking for, but it's a great option. (I use it on all my sites)

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