WordPress.com announcement: Like a Post? Well Then, “Like” It!

Yesterday When I logged to my wordpress blog account I saw the following announcement under my dashboard.

WordPress.com announcement: Like a Post? Well Then, “Like” It!

I checked the that link and I got the news about like button. When I checked the post in my blog then I am able to see the like button under my each post.

Note: This functionality is enabled with self hosted wordpress blogs.

What features Like button is having?

A ‘like’ button will be present at the end of every blog post, similar to the feature on social networking site, Facebook. If a viewer ‘likes’ a post, the author can browse through the blog profile of the viewer. This is designed to promote interaction between bloggers who share similar ideas and interests.

When you “like” a post two core things happen. First, the blog post’s author sees your “like” and can click-through to your Gravatar profile. Second, clicking “like” saves the post in your homepage dashboard (in the “Posts I Like” section), so you can share it with others, or just keep it around for future reference. If you’re interested in keeping track of how many likes your own blog posts are receiving, there’s a new “like count” column on the “Posts > Edit Post” screen. This will show you the total like count on each of your posts, right next to the total comment count.

We’re hoping this will be an awesome new way to discover other interesting bloggers, and start new conversations with people who — literally! — like you. If you haven’t updated your Gravatar profile yet, now would be a great time to upload a picture, a link to your blog, and any other details. Editing your profile is easy, just remember that all of your profile information is public.

If you dont want to show the like button then follow the bellow steps

If you’d prefer not to display likes on any of your blog posts we’ve provided an option to turn them off under “Appearance > Extras.” You can still enable or disable likes selectively on individual posts through the “Show likes on this post” checkbox when editing or writing a new post.

I love the wordpress they are keep adding very interesting stuff in wordpress blogs.

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