Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How Do You "Like" Me, Now?!

I'm so excited!! You might have noticed that I finally learned how to add a "Like" button to my posts! And because I'm your friend, I'm going to show you how, today! Well, maybe not show you, but at least show you how I learned. I apologize for not being able to credit the geek whose blog led me to this page, but here it is.  I'm not going to lie and say it was easy, but you can learn from my mistakes; the first time, I just put in the Half-Past Kissin' Time url and soon realized that the button created was for the blog in general and not for individual posts. I spent a good amount of time trying to figure out how to get individual post Like buttons and ended up doing it this way:

1) Publish your post.
2) Copy the direct url that points to your specific post (click on the TITLE of your post to get its code.)
3) Go to the link I provided above and paste that url into the appropriate box.
4) Change the Layout Style to Button Count, instead of Standard, if you want to offer your readers privacy. For example, I do not blog with my real name and don't want it posted everywhere, so I am not likely to "like" your post if you used the Standard Option, which will display my Facebook name and photo. [Thanks, Brian, of Chalkboard Dad, for helping with this!!]
5) Click "Get Code" and paste it at the bottom of your post. I use the Iframe code (whatever that means!)
6) Publish again!

While on the FB code page, I clicked and dragged the tab into my taskbar at the top of my page, so the FB page sits up there all the time, for easy access. Let me know if you need help doing this.

If you're smarter than I am and know how to get the Like button for individual posts easier than the way I've just shared, feel free to share in the comments, but I'm not sure I'll be up for it--I'm all sweaty just from figuring this out!

Good luck!


  1. I just liked you....for real! ;-)

  2. Thanks so much! I've been waiting for this post.

  3. This is great, very helpful! I'll be sharing this in my Friday "Thing I Learned This Week" post with a link back here. I'll use it on some of my posts, but it is sort of a pain that you have to wait for it to be published first.

  4. That's awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks for the information. It will take me forever to figure it out, but eventually I will . . . I think.

  6. Sweet!

    I just keep chuggin' in there 'till I figure something out. I so understand the sweaty thing...sometimes it takes me hours but I'm kinda like that dog with a meaty bone when it comes to givin' in and askin' for help! Heeehehehe!

    Have a wonderfully blessed Wednesday sweetie!

  7. I notice you have both the FB like button and the share buttons which include FB.

    I don't know if I would bother with both but here's a link to the share button explanation.


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