I got the idea after I read this awesome post by Corbett.
I wanted a plugin to allow users to ‘like’ my blog articles on facebook and to ‘retweet’ them on twitter. I did some research. When I searched for the term ‘Facebook’ I had close to 700 results. Too many pages to sift through. The tag facebook however had less than 400 results. That was still too many.
But I did go through many of them. I found some that did both twitter and facebook, and some that even did stumbleupon. I tried them on for size. I found that even WordPress creators Automattic had one called sharedaddy.
The one I liked most was Facebook Like and Send (2 in 1) by Darko Mitrovic. I tried it on and removed it because I wanted to have just one plugin for all social media. But I could not find one that was neat.
I finally went to facebook’s own Facebook Like Button configuration page. There I found that the Facebook Like and Send (2 in 1) plugin I had just removed was doing exactly the same thing that facebook was asking us to do. Except it was much easier to just activate the plugin. So that is what I ended up using. I went back and installed Facebook Like and Send (2 in 1).
This plugin is in version 1.0 and has been out for less than a week. So it was not surprising that I did find a bug in it.
It allows you to select if pages or posts or both have the button. I did not want them for pages. When I uncheck the Pages, the fb icons disappear from posts as well.
I have notified Darko on twitter – don’t you just love twitter? But it serves my purpose fine for now.
So there you have it. That’s the simple way to be as compliant with the FB model as you can. Enjoy. If you liked this article, please be sure to click the “like” button below. If you have questions please post a comment. I will answer all your questions to the best of my knowledge.