I have tried installing all of the available “like button” plugins that are available and none of them seem to work with my version of WordPress (2.8.5) with the exception of one plugin (which was made by someone with a French nickname I believe) but the icon for that plugin was a heart picture and that doesn’t really mesh well with my blog (a blog on rap/hip hop music). The only other plugin that worked was very poor (it had text that read “I like this” but then the white box that the text was displayed in was much longer/larger than just the length of that sentence…super heinous, aka, not aesthetically pleasing).
Does anybody know of a simple “like button” plugin (ie. a simple “I liked this” or a thumbs up symbol etc) that would allow visitors to the site to “like” individual blog posts? I feel like there HAS to be one given the success of the Facebook like button. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Here’s our site by the way: http://www.thetruthinc.com
is that subject even related? (sorry – I could be slow)
OOPS – pasted the wrong link. Please try this one.
It says compatible to 2.8.4, but might still work.
I really like that one that vtxyzzy has posted. But, I’d like to figure out a way to style it like the like button on Tumblr. Just a gray heart that turns red when you like it.
I figure I could edit the files and make it happen, but don’t want to worry about upgrade issues. If anyone’s seen anything like that, please link!
Hope this doesn’t stray your thread any, thetruthinc!
@ vtxyzzy Thanks for reaching out but that’s actually the Plugin that looks hideous on my site! Haha…I tried adjusting the area of the box but it always looks tacky regardless of what I do to it.
@ shaneholden there’s a plugin that was made by a person with a French-ish name that is pretty much exactly what you are looking for. Search for “like buttons” I believe and it might pop up in the middle of the list.
Here’s a widget that will automatically add the new Facebook like button (release on Apr. 21st 2010) at the top and/or bottom of your posts:
Feedbacks appreciated on this blog post while waiting for WordPress to approve it and move it to the directory.
(the blog actually uses it so you can test the plugin live before installing)
the plugin is now hosted by WordPress:
i got only one to work, and it was the bottomlessinc one – the only problem i have with it is that i creates an entire page on facebook for every article that someone likes on my site. bleh!
Your are the only one seeing this page on Facebook because you are the Admin of the page (ie you entered your Facebook user id in the settings of the plugin). It’s actually a powerful tool for you.
All the others will be redirected directly to your blog and never know about this Facebook page.
The goals of this Facebook page are mainly:
– sending updates to all Facebook users who liked a specific page on your blog
– getting statistics on people who liked your pages (age, sex, plot nice timeline graphs,…)
You can then really target your users based on which specific page they like for announcements. It’s a powerful tool for bloggers.
I would also appreciate it if you would give our Plugin à try: Like-Button-Plugin-For-Wordpress.
We try to make it as easy as it could be for users to insert a like Button for every single post, page or even for the whole blog.
We added tooltips to explain the settings on the option page and many other features.
Our Plugin also adds à Shortcode an à sidebar-widget. All these functions are available within one Plugin!
sorry for the wrong link – here’s the Link again: Like-Button-Plugin-For-Wordpress
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