If you’ve got a website hosted on WordPress.com, you may have looked enviously at your friends who have started gathering Facebook ‘likes’ on their site. These are a nice way of indicating that you have approving readers, who are normally the quiet ones, plus everyone who ‘Likes’ your post automatically shares it with all their friends.
This will probably be added into WordPress’s templates in the end as Twitter buttons have been, but in the meantime here’s a solution which worked for me, so that I can add ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ buttons. It turns out to be quite a simple piece of code, cleverly saved on your browser for easy access.
And while we shouldn’t get too hung up on these things, I’m a sucker for applause, so here’s a Like button that you can test out if you want to:
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