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How to Add the Facebook Like Button to WordPress

If you have a self-hosted website/blog you can now add a thumbs up/like button that integrates with Facebook’s activity feed.

This means that when someone reads a page or post on your WordPress site, they can click the Like button and it will post to their Facebook profile/wall that they like your page/post.

Their friends will then potentially see this activity and perhaps click the link to check it out themselves.

Plus, on your post there will be a count of how many people liked the post, including their names if you are friends with them.

Pretty cool huh? Here’s how to install it using the plugin that I chose.

While you are in your WordPress dashboard, on the left under Appearance click Plugins, then Add New.

In the search box put fbLikeButton so you find the right one.

Then click Install on the right and follow the instructions.

Once it’s installed click Activate.

Then on the left look under settings for FBLikeButton, click that and tweak any of the settings you want to, then click Update Options and voila!

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  1. Martha Staley
    Follow me on Twitter: marthastaley
    on May 6, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Thanks for this information, Karen. You are always at the top of your profession and sharing what’s new! Love it!

  2. Anet Dunne
    Follow me on Twitter: anetdun
    on May 7, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Thanks, Karen. I installed it and it looks great! I wonder why it appears at the top of the post instead of the bottom?

    • Karen
      Follow me on Twitter: mybizpresence
      on May 8, 2010 at 12:39 am

      Look for it under Settings then pick where you want it to go!

      • Anet Dunne
        Follow me on Twitter: anetdun
        on May 8, 2010 at 2:23 am

        Oh, that looks much better now! Thanks! I can choose the font and the appearance of the button, too. Next, I will tie it in to Facebook. Thanks for the great tip!

        • Karen
          Follow me on Twitter: mybizpresence
          on May 8, 2010 at 10:04 am

          Yippee! Glad I could help!

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