If you’re using WordPress, and you have at least heard of Facebook, you should install the new Facebook Like button plugin without delay. It gives anyone with a Facebook account the ability to quickly and easily express their approval of your web page and automatically share this approval with their friends on Facebook. Their Facebook avatar will also then appear on your page so when their friends find your page, they will see who has already liked it and they will, perhaps, stick around just a little longer.
An article in the New York Times yesterday suggested that this new feature from Facebook may quickly change the currents of internet browsing as we know it, simply because Google does not have access to who on Facebook approves of your page. This may or may not be true. In the meantime, however, get on board. Quick!
I looked at several of the available plugins and decided on WordPress-Facebook-Like by Todd Williams
Installation takes about 30 seconds.
1. Go to your WordPress Plugin Page and click on “Add New”
2. Type in “Facebook Like Button” and click Search Plugins:
3. Scroll through the available options and choose the one that looks best for you. I recommend the one by Todd Williams:
Click Install and follow the instructions to activate it.
4. Once the Facebook Like plugin is installed, just go to Settings on the left menu of your WordPress Dashboard and you will find a new entry for Facebook Like. Click on that and you can customize where the button is placed on your WordPress Blog.
Like I said, it takes about 30 seconds.