Facebook is the largest social media platform in the world. In the current digital media age, every business is highly recommended to use Facebook like button on their website. In this article, we will show you how to add Facebook like button in WordPress website.
Its common to see Facebook Like button on numerous websites. Ever wondered why a Facebook Like button? Why is it there?
When you click on the ‘Like’ button on any Facebook Page you connect to that page, just like you make friends on Facebook. Each time there is an update or a new post on that page you will see that in your news feed like any other posts from your friends.
For Business, each time you update your page with new posts, it will display in the news feed of your readers who have liked your page. Each time your readers like your individual posts, it will also display in the news feed of their friends. Great chance of getting more likes and shares. Sometimes, it may take only a few likes and shares for your post to go viral and can increase traffic to your website and can gain your business new readers.
There are various methods of adding Facebook Like button in WordPress website.
- Facebook Page Like Button Code
- Add Facebook Like Plugin
Facebook Page Like Button Code
In this method, we will directly add the code from Facebook to our Website. It is very easy even for beginner’s as you don’t need to know any coding as the code is provided by Facebook.
First, go to the Facebook Page like button page on Facebook for developers website.
Enter the complete URL of your Facebook page, edit the settings as you want them to appear on your website.
After doing all the settings click on ‘Get Code’
Now, you get two different set of codes, copy the first code and paste it into your WordPress theme header.php file after the <body> tag.
Next, copy the second code and paste it on your website, anywhere you want the like button to display. You can add this code to blog posts, pages etc.
As displayed the Like button below, Do like my Facebook page.
Add Facebook Page Like Plugin
Another method, If you are not comfortable in adding codes to your WordPress website. Then plugins can do the job for you, this method is recommended for the beginners.
After activation, under widgets, you will see a new widget ‘Facebook Page Like Widget’. Add the widget to your website and enter your page URL and edit the widget settings.
After customizing with the settings click the ‘Save’ button.
Now you have a Facebook page like button on your WordPress website.
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