Facebook, as the king of all social media sites with over half a billion users should be one of your primary focuses for your social media strategy, particularly if your site is of ‘general interest’.
Recently, Facebook enabled anyone to add a little bit of code to their site to enable the “Like” feature on their site, which allows friends to quickly tell everyone about your site and also for users to see if any of their friends like the page their on. It’s a very social way of spreading word around about your site.
Adding the code
First, you need to decide where to put the button – it might be before your content, after it, or perhaps in the header or footer. If you want it before or after your content, you’ll need to place the code in single.php and if you want it in your header or footer, you’ll need to put it in header.php or footer.php respectively.
Now you also have a few configuration options that you should be aware of. Change the following values to customise your button:
This will just show the button and the counter, as opposed to adding text next to the button showing who else you know likes it
Will add the friends icon underneath the button.
Change the wording from Like to Recommend
This might better suit your color scheme.
Did you give it a go? Did you come across any problems?