Why Facebook Removes The Like Button on WordPress Blogs?
Let’s ‘face’ it. Facebook is a huge part of our social lives in today’s society. (pardon the pun – it was there for the pickings) 😉 Here’s why Facebook removes the like button? When blogging started there wasn’t much of a social presence in fact, it wasn’t until the early 2000’s that social media made an appearance. Blogging on the other hand started in the mid to late 1990’s. So while social media didn’t have a place on blogs at the time, Facebook eventually made it more social to have their plug-in versus having a myspace plug in
did Myspace ever have a wordpress plug-in? The simple answer… who cares at this point.
So fast forward to 2015. Facebook is now removing their like button widget in favor of a more graph search compatible widget that will actually give you some more SEO juice to your blog as you post to your fan page. Sounds like a win win to me
So here’s a quick tutorial on how to change out your like button in favor of the graph search page plug in. This is a better move for both the entrepreneur and Facebook. As Facebook removes the like button, the evolution of facebook is getting better. Our experience is what matters to them.
First, i want to make sure you know that there are some very RAW plug ins out there that appear there is no effort put into their plug in. I was even pointed towards this plugin by some friends that perhaps were not aware of the issues that could or would arise.
I’m always in favor of presenting something to solve a person’s problems with the least amount of struggle as possible. In other words, if you have to know code, your plug in is not going to work that well in what I’m promoting.
Sorry, that’s just how it is. I’m a technical person and having dealt with many people that are not technical, I know the importance of ease of use.
That said, here’s what I found that works like a charm.