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Kodex Posts likes


The Kodex Posts likes plugin allows your visitors and logged in users to like or dislike your posts, pages, and custom post types.
The AJaX based interface is clean and fully customizable.
The Dislike button is not required, and the buttons labels are editables.
The buttons shows their counter.
Shortcodes are availables for display the buttons on your post content and for the Like counter only.
In the admin interface, columns are showing the actual count, and there is a metabox in the editon page.


  • Plugin settings page
  • Plugin documentation page
  • Posts list view
  • Post edit view
  • Front-end view


Installing manually:

  1. Unzip all files to the /wp-content/plugins/kodex-posts-likes directory
  2. Log into WordPress admin and activate the Kodex Posts likes plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu
  3. Go to Settings > Kodex Posts likes in the left-hand menu to configure plugin options


WordPress rating system relevant in 2017

Compared to the alternatives, this plugin is build with current technologies and offers handful features. Of course there is always place for improvement, with just a few additions this plugin holds up to premium (read bloated garbage) plugins using third party services.

Works! Just what I was looking for

I had a different Like button installed but users were required to be logged in to a account, so no one could vote as most people don't have a .com account unless they are developing a .com blog. I hadn't realized that until someone wrote and asked how to log in. I searched the Plugins and found this nice and easy plugin. It even has a Dislike button if you want to activate it. Now people are liking our posts. Thanks for creating this!


Easy to set up. Just works. No limit on buttons per page. =)

Great plugin! Also very to style to your own liking if you know css!

Great plugin! Does what it says and does it perfect! At the moment I am working on a new big project for myself so I can't post a link yet. But when it's finished I will. But this plugin is really straightforward and with a bit of css magic you can change the like button to whatever you want! On the site I am building right now I replaced the like icon with the heart icon from FontAwesome and it was a breeze. So if you're looking for a nice like plugin that's easy to use and integrate and customise to fit your look and feel then this is definately THE plugin to go for! Note: I am no affiliate or whatsoever. I just wanted to show my support for this awsome plugin. Keep up the good work!
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  • Fixes click on ajax loaded posts


  • Admin dashboard stats of last days likes
  • Buttons shortcode parameter for custom like and dislike text


  • Save post action counter fix (counters began to 1)
  • Sortable posts by like/dislike count in admin area
  • Admin columns style and position


  • Buttons and Counter shortcodes takes postid parameter for a display outside the loop
  • Counter shortcode takes format parameter : html|number
  • Changes in the admin settings area
  • Screenshots update


  • Source code based on WordPress Plugin Boilerplate