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Nice Likes

Description

A simple and customizable Likes plugin for your website’s content

Nice Likes easily adds likes functionality to your website without requiring you to write a single line of code, while offering a lot of possibilities for developers to extend its functionality. You can make use of likes natively or add them with a template tag (PHP function).

This plugin is fully integrated with WordPress. It makes use of its native architecture to show likes for your content, and includes a huge set of hooks, so you can customize it in any way you need.

Nice Likes works right out of the box with any theme.

General Features

  • Selectively add a Like button to your posts, pages, archives and custom post types.
  • Update likes count without reloading the page.
  • Available for logged and non-logged users.
  • Dislike previously liked entries.
  • Powerful and intuitive options page.
  • Compatible with all themes.
  • Available as shortcode to include inside your post content.
  • Available as template tag (PHP function) to include in your own templates.
  • Optionally disable functionality without deactivating the plugin.
  • Exclude likes from posts and pages by ID.
  • Customizable texts.

Comprehensive settings page

Define how your likes will be displayed without having to code with our intuitive settings page. Select where your likes are gonna show and which texts will be used through a complete set of options.

Template tag

Use our nice_likes() PHP function to show likes anywhere you want.

Developer friendly

Nice Likes is developed following the WordPress Coding Standards. It relies on the native templating architecture of WordPress, and includes a huge set of hooks and pluggable functions and classes, so you can customize it in any way you need.

Screenshots

  • Likes Settings page.
  • Likes inside a post.

Installation

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the “Add New” link in the plugins dashboard.
  2. Search for “Nice Likes”.
  3. Click “Install Now”.
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard.

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the “Add New” in the plugins dashboard.
  2. Navigate to the “Upload” area.
  3. Select nice-likes.zip from your computer.
  4. Click “Install Now”.
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard.

Using FTP

  1. Download nice-likes.zip.
  2. Extract the nice-likes directory to your computer.
  3. Upload the nice-likes directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the “Add New” link in the plugins dashboard.
  2. Search for “Nice Likes”.
  3. Click “Install Now”.
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard.

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the “Add New” in the plugins dashboard.
  2. Navigate to the “Upload” area.
  3. Select nice-likes.zip from your computer.
  4. Click “Install Now”.
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard.

Using FTP

  1. Download nice-likes.zip.
  2. Extract the nice-likes directory to your computer.
  3. Upload the nice-likes directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard.
How to set up the plugin?

Once you installed and activated the plugin, you can go to Settings > Likes and tweak the options there.

How to integrate with my templates?

The simplest way to include likes in your own templates is using our nice_likes() function. This is a very basic usage example:

<?php
if ( function_exists( 'nice_likes' ) ) :
    nice_likes( array( 'echo' => true ) );
endif;
?>

However, we recommend you to use the nice_likes_custom action, which allows to select via Likes Settings where likes will be displayed. In the settings page, you’ll be presented with three options for the location of your likes: before your post content, after your post content, or in a custom location. If you chose the later, you’re gonna need to add <?php do_action( 'nice_likes_custom' ); ?> to the the part of your template where you want your likes to display, while still having the possibility to move them to the top or bottom of your content in case you need to.

How can I use my own CSS?

You can load a custom stylesheet by using wp_enqueue_script() and adding your custom CSS to your own file. However, if you really want to get rid of the default CSS of Nice Likes, so you can avoid overriding our styles, you can check the “Avoid Plugin CSS” option in Settings > Likes.

Reviews

August 16, 2018
So I love the plugin and think it's great that there are also updates. But I'm missing 1-2 options. For example, you have an overview of all likes. Or for example that you could change the icon or the font. Would even pay for extra. But please
May 21, 2018
I have my page and post IDs (I got them manually and with a plugin to make sure they were correct), but they don't actually work to exclude the "like" functionality from my pages. Using this plugin for my posts works just fine, but I also wanted the likes to show up on my website's Blog page in the excerpt of each post before the user clicks on them. This worked fine, however, it also adds a like button to my Home page when I do this. I have been unable to get the like functionality to work on my Blog page, but not my Home page. Other than this one feature not working, the plugin does everything else I want it to. Hopefully this feature will be fixed soon.
April 10, 2018
WordPress for me has been a long struggle of trying to get all of the customizations I want and spending hours trying to do it and ending up with like 80% and unhappy with my final product. Not the case with this. This plugin was easy to use and it worked and it made me happy when I got it to work the way I wanted it. Thank you!
December 26, 2017
Got immediate response from the support team.Good plugin to use for post/page like.
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Contributors & Developers

“Nice Likes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.0.8

  • Add nice_likes_user_ip to allow customizing the way likes are tracked.

1.0.7

  • Fix issues with MutationObserver when new likes are added to the DOM.

1.0.6

  • Fix PHP fatal error when using custom location.

1.0.5

  • New feature: Add option to show likes count in post and pages lists in admin side.

1.0.4

  • Fix: Obtain admin path using ABSPATH constant.

1.0.3

  • Update likes using jQuery’s on() function instead of the deprecated live() function.

1.0.2

  • Fix nonce verification when likes are not processed using AJAX.

1.0.1

  • Make text domains load on plugins_loaded.
  • Fix potential edge case concerning current select values not being correctly pre-selected inside meta boxes.

1.0

  • First public release.