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How to Add a Facebook ‘Like’ Button to Your WordPress.com Blog

Facebook Like Button

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Facebook ‘Like’ buttons are not just for Facebook!  Whats more,  Facebook Like buttons on your blog let you tap into Facebook’s 500 million active users (50% of which log in daily) even if you don’t have a Facebook account!  GetSocial Live! has created a nifty free online tool that generates a custom Facebook Like button that you can easily embed into your WordPress.com blog post.  Because WordPress.com doesn’t allow third-party JavaScript code, the traditional Facebook Like widgets aren’t an option.  UPDATE:  WordPress.com actually does have a Facebook Like Button option under Settings->Sharing, but it’s all or nothing.  The GetSocial Live! button provides more flexibility with placement, too, and can even be embedded in Text Boxes so readers can Like your Blog, not just your posts.

Create Your Facebook Like Button

  1. On the Get Social Live page,  Provide your Post title and permalink URL (the direct link to your blog post)
  2. Choose the Facebook Like option
  3. Click on the Get Social button
  4. Copy  the generated source code and paste it into your blog post (NOTE:  be sure that you choose the HTML view before pasting your Like button code into your blog post)

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