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[resolved] Why the Like button requires login to WordPress.com? (8 posts)

  1. Udi
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi,

    Why the Jetpack Like button requires login to WordPress.com?
    Most of my visitors doesn't even know what it is.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/

  2. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Think of WordPress.com as a huge multi-site network allowing WordPress.org self-hosted sites to access some of its features.

  3. Udi
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    leejosepho,

    Ok, and???

  4. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    That is why "the Jetpack Like button requires [a login connection to] to WordPress.com".

  5. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I have just realized you might not know Jetpack is an integral component having an automatic login connection at WordPress.com sites where self-hosted WordPress.org sites can install and use other plugins (and WordPress.com users cannot).

  6. Udi
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Yes, this is exactly the case.
    I'm self hosted.

  7. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Yes, I understand. I just had not been thorough in my previous explanations.

  8. George Stephanis
    Automattic Lead Code Monkey
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    Udi -- it requires people to log in, so it can track whether they've previously liked the content, to prevent like-spam and let folks track their liked articles.

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