Support » Plugin: Jetpack by WordPress.com » Why the Like button requires login to WordPress.com?
3 years, 7 months ago
Why the Jetpack Like button requires login to WordPress.com?
Most of my visitors doesn’t even know what it is.
Think of WordPress.com as a huge multi-site network allowing WordPress.org self-hosted sites to access some of its features.
That is why “the Jetpack Like button requires [a login connection to] to WordPress.com”.
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).
Yes, this is exactly the case.
I’m self hosted.
Yes, I understand. I just had not been thorough in my previous explanations.
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.