Facebook Like Button Plugin for WordPress

[ 4 ] April 25, 2010 |
Wordpress Schwag

It looks like it didn’t take very long for WordPress lovers to come up with a plug-in for adding Facebook‘s new Like button to WordPress sites and blog posts. Apparently, when Mark Zuckerberg announced the new Like button to world last week, the feature had already been made available to TypePad and Posterous users.

Fortunately, there are now several WordPress plug-ins available to add this functionality to your WordPress blog.

You can find a few of them at the links below:

Facebook Like Button- Simple WordPress Plugin

Facebook Like Button Plugin

Add the new Facebook “Like” Button Widget Plugin

I think there are some things to consider though. One being that we don’t know how these plugins may affect the speed of your WordPress site in relation to making requests to Facebook. Also, because this is all so new to the internet at large, expect that there will be other Plugins that come out in the very near future that have additional features, integrate other Facebook social plugins or that are more efficient.

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Kimberly LeRiche is a Facebook Marketing Specialist helping small business owners and entrepreneurs to understand how Facebook can be a marketing and networking goldmine. She has extensive experience working with Facebook, designing Facebook Fan Pages and providing tips and training on how to navigate the Faceobok platform.

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  1. Nicole says:

    Hi! Quick question. Does this mean that people are liking the specific page or blog post, not your fan page? At least with the Simple WordPress plugin, there is no option to add the fan page location, so just wondering. Thanks for the article!

    • Kimberly says:

      Great question. The plug-in allow people to “like” a page on the blog/site or a specific blog post. When they click the “like” button then it send their “like”activity to the wall as “recent activity” meaning that potentially any of their friends could also see and click the link provided back through to the blog page or blog post. It’s unrelated to liking or posting to a fan page.

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