Plus, adding a Like button is easy! Check out the steps below.
Pick a spot for your Like button. Both the beginning and end of a blog post are common locations: the beginning allows you to show off social proof before a reader begins, while the end encourages people to click it immediately after they’ve finished reading.
You can include your Like buttons as a part of your template – talk to your designer to set that up – or you can include the Like button code directly in your post. Facebook will generate the code (as you’ll see in the steps below), so just make sure you copy and paste the code into the HTML view of your post, not into the WYSIWYG editor.
The first step is to check out the Facebook Developer’s Like button page. This detailed page gives you forms to generate your Like button, and also includes a number of FAQs and usage tips.
At the top of the page is Step 1 – Get Like Button Code.
This form shows you how many different ways you can customize your Like button, and the Like button displayed on the right will change to reflect the changes you make. Check out what each of the fields means:
Remember – you can play around with these options until you find a layout you like. Once you do, click Get Code. A pop-up will display your plugin code.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to be able to read this code, just copy and paste it. But wait – there are two different codes there! Which should you use?
The two different codes are the same information in two different languages. If you don’t want to tweak anything else on your page, pick the iframe code – it should work right out of the box.
Check out the Facebook Developer pages for more information, and other things you can do to further integrate Facebook with your website or blog. Get ready to start being Liked!