Quick Tip: Adding a Facebook “Like” Button to Posts

Facebook Like Button

source: Denis Dervisevic

As Facebook continues to grow in popularity as a social network, bloggers can make it easier for their readers to share posts they like on Facebook by adding a Facebook “like” button to every post.

I have these here on Life Your Way, and you’ve probably noticed them at the bottom of posts (see it down there?). When readers click “like”, the post is added to their profile so that their friends can then click through to read the post on the site.

If you’d like to add a Facebook “like” button to your blog, here’s an easy way to do it:

1. Install the fbLikeButton plugin to your site. You can do this by downloading the plugin and then uploading it to your dashboard manually or by searching for it from your dashboard and letting WordPress install it for you automatically.

2. Once you’ve installed and activated the plugin, look on your dashboard menu (on the left-hand side of your screen) and scroll down until you see FBLikeButton.

3. Click on that, which will take you to the options page and set your options. Here, you can decide where you want the button displayed and what you want it to look like.

4. Make your selections and click Update Options.

That’s it — check your posts or pages to be sure the button looks the way you want it to look, and you’re set!

Now that that’s done, be sure to like Life Your Way on Facebook for more links and conversation!

Do you have the Facebook “like” button on your site? Do you have a Facebook page for your blog?

  • http://twitter.com/HouseMgmt101 Taylor Flanery

    Any tips for those of us who don’t use wordpress?

    • http://lifeyourway.net/ Mandi @ Life Your Way

      I’m sorry — it’s been so long since I’ve used Blogger that I’m afraid my only tip is to switch to WordPress!

      ETA: Maybe you’re not on Blogger either — unfortunately I’m not very familiar with any of the other platforms!

  • Jimmie

    Just got this installed on my new blog today. Thanks for this easy plug-in tutorial. One clarification, after installing the plug-in, look under SETTINGS to find it.