How To Get A Facebook Like Button For Your WordPress Blog (Plugin)

[tweetmeme] Want a Facebook “Like” button for your WordPress blog like the one you see on this blog? It’s super simple. Todd Williams, Executive Developer at Media 1 Designs, got inspired by yesterday’s announcement at F8 about the Open Graph, and coded up a nifty lightweight “Facebook Like” WordPress plugin that you can use for your WordPress site! It was officially released today on the GunnJerkens blog.

Here’s what the options panel looks like:

Installation:

1. Head Over To the GunnJerkens blog (to make sure you’ve got the most up-to-date version)

2. Download the plugin (this link to the zip file will only work for the current version)

3. Unzip the file and place the Facebook Like plugin folder in your WP-Content –> Plugins Folder

4. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.

5. Go to Plugins –> Installed

6. Activate the plugin

7. Go to The Facebook-Like options panel, configure the settings

8. Click save.

And you’re done! Simple. Lightweight. Awesome (and every time someone clicks “like” that activity will show up in their Facebook stream and bring traffic back to your blog.

Also, if you blog about this plugin, please link back to the original GunnJerkens post.

Enjoy!

14 Comments

  1. April 23, 2010 at 4:35 am ·

    Tried using your plugin and several others, but I get an error.

    “The page at http://website.com/?p=540 could not be reached.”

    The page identified in the error is correct.

    • April 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm ·

      Derrick – it's not my plugin. Please head over to the original post on the
      GunnJerkens blog and leave your comment there. Thanks.

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  3. April 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm ·

    This is an excellent plugin for most WordPress installations. Kudos to those who got it out so quickly. For those using the Thesis theme who want to use that theme's hooks system to position the buttons more precisely, see the following blog post:

    http://thewellrunsite.com/2010/04/22/adding-a-f

    • April 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm ·

      Nice. I'm sure Thesis users (this one included ;-)) will appreciate your
      post.

  4. April 24, 2010 at 1:15 am ·

    Here's a simple WordPress widget that uses the new Facebook Like button:

    Facebook Like WordPress Plugin

    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)

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  6. jimrudnick
    April 30, 2010 at 8:32 pm ·

    spot-on plugin, eh! like it and the fact that it's appeared so dang quickly too!

    :-)

    Jim

  7. May 12, 2010 at 3:53 pm ·

    How do I link it to my Facebook page?

    • May 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm ·

      It doesn't link to your facebook page. When people click it, it puts a link
      to your post on their Facebook wall with a thumbs up. you only need to
      install the plugin and you're good to go!

  8. May 14, 2010 at 12:14 am ·

    Have you any tips on how to do something similar for a Blogger blog, by any chance? Many thanks.

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