Greetings one and all! I’m sorry I missed out on last week – deep in hibernation and my alarm didn’t go off! That’s what happens after too much partying on Woodchuck Day. =)
Some of you might have noticed – if you’re on WordPress.com – that there’s a new couple buttons in your admin bar across the top of your page. No need to panic, Woodie’s here to show you what they mean.
First up, is the LIKE button. If you click the LIKE button while reading a post, that information is passed on to the website author – who then knows how many people actually liked what he wrote. Once you LIKE a post, the button then changes to read UNLIKE. Rude, eh? But yes, you can actually change your mind.
Assuming you’re staying with LIKE – this above is the type of screen you’ll get. Your icon will appear in the list with others who’ve liked the post as well. To find which posts you’ve liked, you’ll need to make sure you’re signed in to your WP account, then go to http://www.wordpress.com.
At the main page, you’ll see a variety of tabs. Click on Posts I Like.
A window opens, showing the posts you’ve liked along the way, so you can revisit them again! Favorite recipes, posts about writing, an especially excellent joke, are now here at your fingertips.
If you’re done viewing the post, then click UNLIKE and poof, it won’t be in your Posts I Like section anymore.
LIKE buttons are generally at the bottom of each post as well, but you can change your settings in Dashboard>Settings>Sharing.
You can also turn off the LIKE button on individual posts, simply by clicking the box under the post itself.
There you go! Now get out there and LIKE somebody!