Let your readers show they care–without a comment
Especially with Facebook being so popular, it seems like “likes” are all the rage now–along with +1s in Google+ and favorites in Twitter. The Jetpack in WordPress now has a feature (simply called “Likes”) that incorporates this popular trend of acknowledging and high-fiving someone’s content.
According to Jetpack, “Likes are a way for people to show their appreciation for content you have written. It’s also a way for you to show the world how popular your content has become.”
How to Add “Likes”
Log into your WordPress dashboard, and go to the Jetpack main page. After finding the “Likes” feature, click on “activate”, then “configure”.
You will be automatically redirected to your sharing settings, where you can choose whether to turn this feature on for all posts, or just to have it available to turn on individual posts. Also choose where you’d like for this button (and your sharing buttons, if you have that feature activated) to show up–such as posts, pages, archives, etc.
Make sure to save! On the front end of your blog, the like button will show up at the bottom of your post/page/whatever location option you chose in the sharing settings. See the picture to the right for an example of what your readers will see.
Would you use this feature?
Be sure to read up on using Jetpack’s many features by checking out the comprehensive overview of the WordPress Jetpack plugin and a summary of ALL of the available features.
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