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Updated the Facebook Like button for WordPress

The WP Facebook Like plugin for WordPress has just been updated to version 1.0.2. Changes include an improved options page, and the plugin now inserts a button at the end of the post by default.

There is still the option to use the short tag or the PHP function directly if you are a theme developer and want to precisely control where the button will reside.

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  1. Hi Johnny,
    I installed and activated the plugin yet it the button didn’t appear in the blog,
    The setting are simple and I didn’t change the default.
    Any Ideas?



    • Hello, first make sure that your are running the latest version — 1.0.2. Then make sure to go to the settings page (/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=wpfblike-options) and select “before” or “after” next to the “Automatically insert” option.

  2. Hi,
    I’m using the latest version (1.0.2) and I tried both Before and After setting and didn’t see the button (neither before nor after).


    • Hello again,
      That was strange! Are you running the latest version of WordPress (2.9.2)? Are you perhaps running a caching plugin like wp-super-cache? In that case, make sure to clean the cache.

  3. I’m running WordPress 2.9.2 (the latest update) and I don’t have the wp-super-cache or something similar.
    I know it is strange.


    • Hello again. I have updated the plugin to version 1.0.3 and if you look under the options page, there is a new setting called “embedding method”. Try choosing “iframe” instead of the default “xfbml” and see if that works for you.

      Download it manually if you don’t want to wait for WordPress to automatically find the update.


  4. Thanks it works, btw when you press the like button, should the post I like appears in the news feed or just in my profile, I tried it and it appear only in my profile (not in news feed)

    thanks again


    • Great that it works now!

      I’m not entirely sure that it appears in the news feed to be honest, but I’m guessing it should. It’s up to Facebook to decide where it will be posted, I just call their API to get the button and display it.