Add non-Facebook Like Button to every WordPress post

  1. spin_queen

    Hi, I am the editor of the global internal newsletter. the articles reside on a WordPress blog. I would like to be able give the reader the ability to click on like (if they want) for each article they read. Then, I want to be able to grab the metrics that show me out of the total readers for this particular article, how many actually liked it.

    I have installed the Facebook "Like" button in WordPress, created my own little "thumbs up" image. However, every time I go to an article and click on my Like button, I am immediately taken to my Facebook page (even though I have included any of my Facebook information in the plug-in settings.

    How about creating a feature that allows one to put a Like button on each article, not go to Facebook, but keep track of the likes per article somewhere in my WordPress block.


    Posted: 5 years ago #
  2. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    You can do this in Jetpack, but it's very much the world of a Plugin.

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  3. spin_queen

    Hi, Ipstenu. Thanks for the Jetpack suggestion. I read the overview on this plug-in and it looked to contain the Like feature that I want. However, in looking at the Jetpack readme file, I saw this note: "It’s worth noting that you readers will need to log in to their WordPress.com account to be able to Like one of your posts." What does this mean. My newsletter goes to 12,000 internal folks. The newsletter comes to user as an email with abstracts for all the articles and links to the article detail hosted on our WordPress blog. When the link is invoked, this is what reader will see:

    "Speak Your Mind Cancel reply
    Logged in as Elizabeth Lerner. Log out?"

    Is this what it means when it says "readers will need to log in to their WordPress.com account?"


    Posted: 5 years ago #
  4. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    No, it literally means "Readers will need to be logged in to WordPress.com"

    That was one example of a 'like' feature, though. There are sure to be others if you look for them as plugins. My point was that this is something a plugin will do, not something that will be added to core.

    Posted: 5 years ago #

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