WP Likes 3.0 – its not just likes!

Posted: January 14th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: tech | Tags: , | 113 Comments »

Finally done with the 3rd major iteration of the WP Likes plugin. You can see it in action on this blog. Improvements all around and everything is smoother.

I will enlist a few-

  1. Renders in one line and more refined customization. No more ‘you and’ being appended everytime. Differentiates between people and a person.
  2. Translating or reusing the plugin never been so easy.
    like texts
  3. Compatible with popular WP Super Cache plugin. Automatically updates the cache for the post which is liked. Inform WP likes that WP Super Cache is enabled from the settings page and it will take care of rest.

I am testing the plugin right now, so far it has no problems  with WP 2.9.1. You too can try out the plugin from- http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-likes.3.0.zip . I will mark this as a stable release after a day or two of testing and consequently your wordpress will ask for plugin upgrade.

[Update]: Release time!! This is working like a breeze. If you want further tighter integration(like in WordPress MU) or even more customization, I am offering support at a very nominal fee. Send a mail to me[at]aakash[d0t]me if you need help. Next version will have improved sidebar widget and people tracking of some form.

[Update2]: This does restore the new default CSS. You might want to backup the old css for reference. And there are some alternate like button images in plugin images folder, you might want to try them out!

As always press like if you like it. Keep the bug reports and feedback coming.

113 Comments on “WP Likes 3.0 – its not just likes!”

  1. 1 Wordpress Plugins » Blog Archive » WP Likes 3.0 – A Glimpse | Aakash Bapna's Blog said at 3:30 am on January 15th, 2010:

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  3. 3 Sriganesh said at 8:00 am on January 15th, 2010:

    I am trying to use this feature as RSVP for event listing in my site.
    It don’t seem to be working. It just fades down when I click the link.
    Any help would be appreciated

  4. 4 Aakash Bapna said at 1:59 pm on January 15th, 2010:

    There seems to be a site wide problem with your wordpress installation. On many pages it gives the dreaded “No input file specified. ” error. You can try the fix here- http://www.basilv.com/psd/blog/2009/resolving-php-no-input-file-specified-error-for-wordpress-on-iis

  5. 5 Levani said at 7:56 pm on January 16th, 2010:

    How can I let people vote for the posts in every 24 hour?

  6. 6 Craig Dearden said at 12:46 am on January 17th, 2010:


    This doesn’t seem to be working on 2 of my blogs..
    and to test it – I tried on my personal blog – http://www.craigdearden.co.uk
    as far as I can see there seems to be an issue with:
    Line 267 of likes.php :
    total_count?$settings->text[5]:”").”‘ >”;

  7. 7 help said at 12:48 am on January 17th, 2010:

    how can i move this “like button” to the top off my page?

  8. 8 Mike Abundo said at 4:51 pm on January 17th, 2010:

    I love the intelligent way you’ve made your plugin compatible with Super Cache — triggering a real cache update on every vote, instead of an expensive JavaScript call on every pageload. I hope more plugins emulate your efficient approach.

    I can’t seem to enable manual insertion of the PHP function, however. Whenever I check the box and save settings, it just goes back to its unchecked state.

  9. 9 Aakash Bapna said at 8:56 pm on January 17th, 2010:

    @Levani You want to disable likes on a post after 24 hours of publishing?
    @Craig New update should fix this.

    If you want to render WP likes on top. Go to settings page and get custom rendering code. Place it in the loop in theme file where you want it to render.

    @Mike missed a line, fixed in latest 3.0.2 release.

  10. 10 Mike Abundo said at 9:17 pm on January 17th, 2010:

    Thanks, Aakash! Downloading now. :)

  11. 11 Elias Giertz said at 10:10 pm on January 17th, 2010:

    Hmm, this plugin is not really working the way it should for me. When I press “Like”, it says “You and people like this”. Without any number of people.

    Oh, and this happens when noone actually have voted on the post.

    Tips? :/

  12. 12 Levani said at 1:07 am on January 18th, 2010:

    No, I’m runing simple photo contest where each post contains only one photo and try to use your plugin for voting photos. What I’m trying to do is to limit the number of vote to only one per day. When user clicks to the vote button he should be unable to vote again till the next day but than he should be able to vote for the post again.

  13. 13 JD said at 2:48 am on January 18th, 2010:

    Ugh… I’ve been using your plugin for a while and although it’s great I must say that totally revamping the visualization in 3.0 is really annoying.

    I completely see why you may want to give people the option to have different visualization styles but why not give the option to those of us who wanted to keep the old style black bar? Especially considering people (like myself) may have designed the visualization of our blog around that fact…

    I really don’t mean to bash any of the hard work you’ve been doing here, as your plugin is great, but please please please, give us an updated version that either gives us a lot more control over the visualization aspects or allows us to use v2.0′s visualization

    Alright now that all my bitching is out of the way can I just say in all earnestness good work and keep it up :)

  14. 14 Akaj said at 9:26 pm on January 18th, 2010:

    I have a problem..I only see the thumb icon but I want to see text: Like aswell what I must do? thanks

  15. 15 Xavi said at 8:58 pm on January 19th, 2010:

    I setup this plugin, the like button seems to work but when somebody likes a post, the widget is not updated with the liked post.
    So, my widget is still empty altough I keep un liking posts.
    How can I get this working?

  16. 16 zielony bloger » Lubię to! Czyli na blogu jak na Facebooku said at 9:52 am on January 21st, 2010:

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  17. 17 Aakash Bapna said at 5:18 am on January 22nd, 2010:

    @Elias Giertz I bet you forgot the %NUM% in texts
    @Xavi Just checked your blog, I think its working fine there.

    @Levani thats could be possible by setting a cookie.

    @JD I can understand, but this was much needed. No more CSS restores now.

    @Akaj the like image acts as a button. Text appears only when there are no likes. After that it should be self-explanatory

  18. 18 Buddy said at 6:59 am on January 22nd, 2010:

    Any idea why I would get a fatal error when I activate? It does look like it is active but when i click on Like it does not seem to keep the counts. I have uninstalled it several time and re-installed but it still gets a Fatal error.

    My host is SEO Hosting and my WP ver is the most current.


  19. 19 jojo; said at 7:11 pm on January 23rd, 2010:


    must say i am liking what i see abt the new features, and the new thumbs up icon!

    however, the plugin stopped working recently.. i’m not sure if it’s because of the update or because i deleted a post the other day.. =/

    nothing happens when i click on the Like link..

    my blog’s at http://www.rumpledoodles.com :)

  20. 20 max supera said at 7:07 am on January 25th, 2010:


    this plugin looks great! only, it doesnt seem to function properly on my site. when i use %NUM% it doesnt show the number, it actually just shows the text “%NUM%”. it also is only showing “like” or “You like this post.” – not any of the other options. I am running php 5.2.6 on my server and wordpress 2.9.1.

    I love your work and appreciate you help!! thank you!

  21. 21 problemdog said at 2:31 pm on January 25th, 2010:

    hi, nice plugin and many thanks for your work – but it seems to break the new feature of wordpress that youtube video links are automagically converted into embedded videos. Once I enable the plugin they are turned back into links.
    Anyone reported similar behaviour or is it specific to the P2 theme I use?

  22. 22 dashou said at 5:23 am on January 26th, 2010:

    Great plugin, thanks a lot.

    I need to display more one widget in my blog, how to do it?

  23. 23 Tony said at 4:54 am on January 29th, 2010:

    hi there, i cant get this plugin to work, the button just fades when it is clicked, please help!! thanks!!

  24. 24 Aakash Bapna said at 4:40 am on January 30th, 2010:

    @Buddy can you tell me what fatal error you are getting?

    @Jojo I think its working fine on your blog :)

    @max i think php is escaping the %NUM% on your installation, need to dig this more

    @problemdog I will install that theme and test

    @Dashou what ya mean?

    @tony there seems to be an error in executing php script at backend, please check server logs for error thrown. It may be caused by wrong folder permissions.

  25. 25 tony said at 2:00 pm on January 30th, 2010:

    I have checked the permission changed to 755 .. still doesn’t work !

  26. 26 Luca said at 8:18 pm on February 4th, 2010:

    Have some troubles to get it working, maybe its Hypercache. Just wanted to ask if anyone else has trouble with this constellation. Else I will try again later and share my findings here.

    Great plugin btw.

  27. 27 chorwacki tłumaczenia » Lubię to! Czyli na blogu jak na Facebooku said at 7:33 pm on February 9th, 2010:

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  28. 28 Sakae said at 8:32 am on February 10th, 2010:

    Howdy! I tried to install this plugin on my website, but have no success, since it shows me this (fatal) error:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_cache_clear_cache() in /home/******/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-likes/likes.php on line 69

    I’m using WordPress 2.9.1

  29. 29 Sakae said at 8:50 am on February 10th, 2010:

    Ok, nevermind, besides the fatal error, it’s working great (except that I can’t deactivate, but I don’t care it for now…).

    But I want to put the button at another place of my post, in the header. How do I do that?

  30. 30 JayT85 said at 6:24 pm on February 10th, 2010:

    Is it possible to see who liked the post in the front end?

  31. 31 francescoc said at 10:11 pm on February 10th, 2010:

    widget doesn’t show any post… is there a minimum number of posts to publish?

  32. 32 francescoc said at 12:16 am on February 12th, 2010:

    the sidebar widget works when you add new posts (after setting up the plugin and widget)!

  33. 33 Bjarne // Mums Studio said at 10:55 pm on February 16th, 2010:


    Great plugin… But I miss the opportunity to sort by Likes. Let’s say I want to be able to make a loop that sorts certain posts according to the number of Likes.

  34. 34 Richard said at 1:17 pm on February 19th, 2010:

    I am trying to clone this plugin (I need 2 vote areas on my site) So far I have changed all cases of ‘like, LIKE, Like’ to ‘want, WANT, Want’ in all the files and names. The cloned plugin appears to work with the original installed also. Makes all tables and options and sets cookie. The only part that doesn’t work is the widget. It does not show any top ‘want’ posts.

    Are there any other changes I need to prevent any conflicts?
    many thanks/

  35. 35 Aakash Bapna said at 7:02 pm on February 19th, 2010:

    @Sakae caught that bug. Will fix it soon
    @JayT85 No, I want to make it as less obtrusive as possible, hence no prompting for emails/name and no identity disclosure.

    @Bjarne I did that for one guy in his custom setup. Will push this soon to all in next release. It will be like you create a new page, put WP likes shortcode and it will show latest top liked posts from the blog.

    @Richard it will show posts in widgets only when there are 2 or more likes. I need to view the page to get an exact idea of what’s happening.

  36. 36 Bjarne // Mums Studio said at 8:37 pm on February 19th, 2010:

    Hey Aakash,

    Sounds great! I’m just thinking now, would it be possible to make an default WP post query, and instead of sort by date, etc., just sort by Likes?

  37. 37 Richard said at 8:55 pm on February 19th, 2010:

    Hi Aakash, thanks for your reply. My site is not live yet, but I’ll send you a link by email. Mmm, is WP-likes sensitive to IP ? I created different users and cleared cookies and cache to make votes. Would that be enough, or is IP part of the vote blocking?

  38. 38 francescoc said at 8:57 pm on February 22nd, 2010:

    Hi Aakash,
    is there a way to show post author instead of post title in the widget?

    Great plugin!

  39. 39 Teo said at 1:13 am on February 23rd, 2010:

    I keep getting a javascript-error saying ‘wp_likes’ is undefined when clicking on either “like” or “unlike” I haven’t made any changes since installation. Anyone can help me in this matter? I would be very grateful.

  40. 40 Aakash Bapna said at 7:06 am on February 24th, 2010:

    @Bjarne no because it uses a separate table for likes, it would complex the things.

    @Richard IP is also a part of vote blocking right now

    @francescoc for that you will have to change the sql query inside the sidebar function and add a join to the user’s table.

    @Teo its happening because wp_header() function is not invoked in your theme file. please add add a call to ‘wp_header();’ in your header.php template file.

  41. 41 francescoc said at 10:45 pm on February 24th, 2010:

    @aakash thank you altough it’s aramaic! i’ll try it!
    another question:
    is there a way to monitor the day by day points earned by each post?
    for example i need to know how many points had the Xpost on 23rd Feb


  42. 42 Xavi said at 5:02 am on February 25th, 2010:

    Thanks so much for the plugin, it’s really good.
    Your blog design is also quite cool, very clean and pleasent.

    You might wanna add “Do not like” button next to the “like” button maybe, just as an idea.

    Feel free to visit http://www.yazarbozuntusu.com


  43. 43 fillidill said at 10:20 pm on February 27th, 2010:

    Is it possible to make this dependent on who is logged in and not IP? Would it be hard to modify? I would love to have this on the community I’m building.

    Wonderful plugin none the less

  44. 44 Linhbergh said at 3:44 pm on March 1st, 2010:

    Hi Aakash,

    I’m getting this Fatal Error upon activating the plugin.

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /wp-content/plugins/wp-likes/likes.php on line 118

    I would love to use this plugin!!! Thank you for all your hard work, I and the rest of the WP community very much appreciate it.

  45. 45 Jessica said at 4:09 am on March 2nd, 2010:

    I like the script, but I’m having trouble getting it to work. When I click, the icon just fades, but does nothing else. My folder permission is set to 755.

    Thanks for the help!

  46. 46 Veron said at 10:20 pm on March 2nd, 2010:

    Very cool and useful plugin!

    Is there a function that would display a list of Gravatars (for registered users) who have “liked” the post? Figured this would add a social element to the blog.

  47. 47 F said at 4:58 pm on March 4th, 2010:

    Hi Aakash, good work thanks. Have you tested this with MU 2.9.2 yet? Activation problems plus button does not seem to render. Just to let you know. F.

  48. 48 Laura said at 12:03 am on March 8th, 2010:

    If I want to change this to just have the number of votes, is this possible? So now matter whether it was you or someone else, anytime a vote was added it would just increment the number by one. It seems like if I try to change that in the settings, I would get the number without my vote since I don’t see a way to add the “You” vote to the total.

  49. 49 Aakash Bapna said at 7:18 am on March 8th, 2010:

    @francescoc all that can be easily done from phpmyadmin and little sql.

    @Xavi Donot like isn’t coming anytime soon..

    @fillidill changed the behavior in new version

    @Linhbergh you need to be on php 5.x version for this plugin, please make a switch from your hosting c-panel

    @Jessica Can you check if there is any php error in your logs ?

    @Veron Thats exactly what I am working on.. I am half done, just not getting the time to finish it. But it would be out next week or so.

    @F It used to work with older WP MU since I last checked. What activation errors anyways..

    @Laura Nope, can’t be done through settings.Will have to change a few lines of php code for it.

  50. 50 Martin Klima said at 10:57 pm on March 12th, 2010:

    The widget does not show up.. Don´t you know why? Thanks (I have the newest version 3.0.2)

  51. 51 Lukas said at 12:52 am on March 13th, 2010:

    Same here.
    Installed the plugin, no errors. It doesn’t show up on my blog and I can’t find the settings page either!?!

    Please help!

  52. 52 Lukas said at 1:36 am on March 13th, 2010:

    P.S. On the plugin page it says WP Likes is activated, when I check the files in the editor, it says its deactivated.

    I’m still running WP 2.8.6. Might this be the problem?

  53. 53 Sandra said at 6:32 pm on March 13th, 2010:

    I’ve been looking EVERYWHERE for a wp-plugin like this–THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

  54. 54 Nicole Kwong said at 8:45 pm on March 16th, 2010:

    It would be great if you can also add dislike buttom beside the like buttom.I assume people sometime will dislike the post by some reasons.

  55. 55 Jonathan said at 12:16 am on March 20th, 2010:

    Great plugin, works fine in my website, but i got a question, if i want show in the home how many likes have each post, wich is the variable what need i call?

    thanks great job.

  56. 56 Jerry said at 2:37 am on March 22nd, 2010:

    Hey, good work on this plugin. I’ve almost got it working the way I want it, and it will definitely be a good addition to my site. As I went through I ended up tweaking the code a bit and I thought I’d share with you what I did. Just a couple of changes makes the plugin more customizable without doing anything too drastic.

    1) Support %NUM% and %NUM-1% in all six text strings. Then Laura above and others could make the text just show the total number, for instance. This actually made the code a lot simpler. (For backwards compatibility, maybe use %TOTAL% and %TOTAL-1% and let %NUM% continue to work the same way? Not sure about that.)

    2) Rather than put bold tags around the numeral, put a span – for instance I wanted the number to be larger than the rest of the text. Piece of cake once the span was in.

    3) Add a class “already_voted” to the outermost div when the user has already voted. This would allow people to customize every aspect of the display based on whether the user has voted. It would be best if the javascript added that class when the user votes as well.

    4) It’s not a big deal, but down the road people may want double-quotes on all the html properties so their sites will validate against stricter standards.

    I’d be happy to share my code tweaks with you if you are interested; I made the minimum changes necessary to get things working for me, but if you think it would be helpful please let me know.

  57. 57 Ilham said at 7:07 am on March 24th, 2010:

    Hi aakash,

    My blog using Smells Like Facebook Themes, and I applied WP Likes to this themes, but the original ajax of the themes is error. I think, the jquery libs of the themes conflict with WP Likes. Would you to check the plugins combined with Smells Like Facebook themes ?

    Thanks m8 :)

  58. 58 Daganl said at 1:14 am on March 28th, 2010:

    Beautiful plugin, but is there any way to only show the “like” count? I want people to see the count only on the excerpt page, and only be able to like it once they go onto the actual post page.

  59. 59 Adam said at 9:28 am on April 5th, 2010:


    For some reason, the count is not showing next to the like post! the only status that shows is “you like this post” .


  60. 60 Aakash Bapna said at 1:45 am on April 8th, 2010:

    @Martin Klima, Lukas
    If the widget doesn’t show up. You need to drag drop the widget into sidebar from the admin area->widgets page.
    The sidebar widget should help you in that case.
    Thanks for your valuable suggestions. Will take care of these things in new version.
    I need the exact javascript error that occurs with that theme to be able to help much more.
    That is a good idea, will try to implement this in next release.
    Guess you got it working now :)

  61. 61 Intern: neue Sozialisierungsfunktionen - daburnas Logbuch said at 5:09 pm on April 9th, 2010:

    [...] zwar schon integriert, doch wird sie wenig angenommen. Daher gibt es nun einen einfachen “Like”-Button, ähnlich wie bei Facebook. Dort funktioniert das super, mal sehen, ob es auch hier [...]

  62. 62 Salem said at 3:22 pm on April 15th, 2010:

    If you can take a look at my blog, you see a “Like” underlined even before the line. Is there a way to remove the extra line through CSS? I tried everything but failed. Please help :(

  63. 63 Aakash Bapna said at 10:45 pm on April 15th, 2010:

    Add this line to CSS code to fix it-

    .wp_likes a.like {

  64. 64 Paul said at 11:38 pm on April 21st, 2010:

    Great plugin! Is there a way to control the order in which it appears after the post? On my blog it’s conflicting with FT Signature plugin – WP Like is appearing above the signature. I’d like to have the signature first and the Like after. Possible? Thanks!

  65. 65 ken brand said at 8:57 pm on April 23rd, 2010:

    What’s this error message mean?

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /home/brandcandid/brandcandid.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-likes/likes.php on line 118

    Can’t get it to work.

  66. 66 Struck said at 5:04 am on April 24th, 2010:

    Is there any way to put WP likes on the same line as tags, comments (see link.)

  67. 67 Raj said at 1:59 pm on April 30th, 2010:

    Hi Akash! Nice work!

    Can you tell me a way by which I can toggle the like and unlike buttons in the same position. What i mean to say is, when a person clicks on like button, the like button changes to unlike button (a different image). An user can click the unlike button if he wants to revert and the button again changes to like.

    You have provided the unlike feature but I want the like and unlike buttons to toggle in the same position.

  68. 68 Tyler Stefanich said at 9:38 pm on April 30th, 2010:

    Hello I was wondering when you think the version of WP-likes will be out that you can sort posts by likes. I have a client that would love to have that on their site.

  69. 69 Rob said at 9:15 pm on May 3rd, 2010:

    Love the plug-in, but I’d like to be able to position it in my own custom div instead of it auto attaching itself to … maybe having an option to call where I’d want to put it?

  70. 70 Malte said at 2:24 pm on May 11th, 2010:

    Hey, that’s a great plugin, I love it! Thanks!

    What I’d love to have in the next version is the chance to change the headline of the widget. I’m running a German Blog and I’d like to translate everything…

    The idea from Raj to have toggling like/dislike buttons is great too.

    Thanks again for the great job!

  71. 71 feng shui said at 10:38 am on May 13th, 2010:

    May you can create another plugin or built into the existing plugin showing no. of visitors. With that you can calculate the percentage of visitors who like the post. Just make this an option we can disable it.

    So it can show something like this:

    24 (45%) people like this post

    Visitors: 305

    Just a suggestion.

  72. 72 Aaron Ten Clay said at 3:52 pm on May 14th, 2010:

    Great plugin! Using it on my site now. Thanks a bunch!

  73. 73 Serpa said at 6:34 pm on May 17th, 2010:

    hey, I just set up the plugin and everything is Ok, besides the Sidebar.

    in the Dashboard -> widgets it says this :

    “There are no options for this widget.”

    Can you please tell me what I’m doing wrong here?

  74. 74 bloGeescht » Blog Archive » To flattr or not to flattr said at 3:08 pm on May 28th, 2010:

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  75. 75 Nicholas said at 6:50 am on May 31st, 2010:

    Hi Aakash

    i have installed your plugin but there might be something that not working , it only show ‘ you like this look’ instead of other options and others people cant vote because of this . mind to share with me whats wrong?

  76. 76 Aakash Bapna said at 2:45 am on June 1st, 2010:

    @Serpa what is your wordpress version?
    @Nicholas guess its working on your blog now.

    I had added the refined sorting capabilities, but just then facebook revealed its Likes for the web. I am thinking of a way to merge both, and have best of both worlds in the next release.

  77. 77 Radek said at 9:54 am on June 2nd, 2010:

    Hi Aakash

    can I use your Like plugin for comments too? Can I change the like icon to something else?

    Thank you


  78. 78 Simon said at 11:31 pm on June 14th, 2010:


    Great plugging, but like Salem commented on the 14/04 I too get the under lined like button before the text. I have added your fix to the bottom of the CSS but it has not fixed. Can you suggest how else I could fix this?

  79. 79 fra said at 10:29 pm on June 25th, 2010:

    i just try to install the plugin on wp2.9.2 but it generated a fatal error:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /membri/xxx/wp-content/plugins/wp-likes/likes.php on line 118

    116| //class for rendering in various areas
    117| class wp_likes_render{
    118| public static function settings(){

    can you suggest me how can i fix it?



  80. 80 Shadaliza said at 11:47 am on July 31st, 2010:


    I just upgraded to WP 3.01 and upgraded your plugin. It looks good, but when I click the like button on my website my vote is not added to the total.

    I also installed it on my other website http://www.trueblood-online.com/ and there is works like a charm.

    any suggestions?


  81. 81 Shadaliza said at 12:05 pm on July 31st, 2010:

    No sorry it doesn’t work on http://www.trueblood-online.com/. Same problem, the votes are not added to the total.

  82. 82 Shadaliza said at 1:00 am on August 2nd, 2010:

    I went back to version 3.0 and it works… it’s a mystery to me

  83. 83 Adam said at 3:32 am on August 10th, 2010:

    If I want to add the likes module to each post on my homepage in addition to the actual individual post page, what do I add?

  84. 84 Franklin said at 11:08 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    We’d like the ability to “like” a post every 5 minutes. I can set the cookie to expire after 5 minutes, which allows me to “Like” the same post again. However, it doesn’t update the total count (I’m assuming b/c its recognizing the same IP address).

    Is there a way to achieve what I’m trying to do?

  85. 85 Milos Milikic said at 2:03 am on August 12th, 2010:

    Great plugin but I have one problem.
    I’ve installed last version of plugin on wp3.0.1 (also tried on wp3.0).
    When I click on like button, text with number of likes doesn’t appears. DIV stay empty like this.

    Any help?

  86. 86 Milos Milikic said at 2:58 am on August 12th, 2010:

    Problem solved. Sorry.

  87. 87 Stargazer said at 4:13 pm on August 18th, 2010:

    The latest update of WP Likes breaks the layout of my blog. Is it possible that you forgot to close one or something like that?

  88. 88 Stargazer said at 4:22 pm on August 18th, 2010:

    I just reverted back to plugin version 3.0 which still works for me. But 3.0.2 totally breaks the site for me.

  89. 89 Kate said at 3:49 am on August 20th, 2010:

    Hi, 3.0.2 breaks my site too. I’ve had to deactivate it. Shame, a great little plugin.

  90. 90 Aakash Bapna said at 1:23 am on August 21st, 2010:

    Sorry about that. Been long I pushed 3.0.2, will try and get it fixed ASAP.

  91. 91 Paul Vint said at 4:02 pm on August 28th, 2010:

    Was here reading to find a solution on a problem I see a couple others have: The number of likes is never displayed – onnly ever says “Like” or “Unlike” – tried adding %NUM% and it just displayed “%NUM%”… out of curiosity, I disabled the PHP-Exec pluging, and it worked!

    Strange thing is that after I re-enabled the PHP-Exec plugin it still works… oh well, sometimes you just have to accept a gift horse. ;)

    Cheers, and thanks for the handy plugin.

  92. 92 pal said at 5:41 pm on September 18th, 2010:

    thanks for this useful plugin, I really like it and I’m using with all my blog.


  93. 93 Looka said at 4:03 pm on October 29th, 2010:

    I would like to add the widget without a Sidebar. Have installed php-exec and tried to change the php-code for the widget to work, but failed.

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  95. 95 Palmer Huang said at 12:41 am on November 4th, 2010:

    Hello Aakash,

    awesome plug-in thank you so much. I am trying to use your plugin as a filter, displaying posts with the highest likes first. Could you tell me how to create a loop or function that does that? I know you have included a widget that already does that. I am such a noob please if you can help.


  96. 96 DERP said at 9:06 pm on November 8th, 2010:

    sidebar widget is blank, plugin is flakey

  97. 97 Aakash Bapna said at 2:56 am on November 14th, 2010:

    @Looka php exec is known to cause problems with plugin, if you can send me the error details with your modified code, I would be able to help more.

    @Palmer remember doing that for someone else, mail me at- me[at]aakash[dot]me will pass on the code.

    @DERP sorry about that, but are you using any plugin like php-exec or wp-cache ?

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  99. 99 Anonymous said at 3:45 pm on January 3rd, 2011:

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  100. 100 AC said at 10:18 pm on January 10th, 2011:

    Hello! This plugin works great with IE6 and IE7. But I just tested it in IE8 and it’s generating a bunch of javascript errors!!! :(

    Also, when you deactivate the plugin and then reactivate, all of the customization that was done to the stylesheet in “Settings” is gone! It reverts back to the default!!!

    All that work (hours) for nothing! :/ Any suggestions?

  101. 101 Teresa Green said at 3:38 am on January 14th, 2011:


    I recently installed WP-likes, and it works well – thanks! However, despite extensive searching, I am unable to remove the thick blue border round the “like” image. Please see http://rv-and.us/travel.

    I have tried setting border:none, and border=0px, and border=0pt in api.php. I’ve looked in detail at likes.php, but I’m still stuck! I don’t want to make any global changes to my style.css – just the “like” image – so your help would be much appreciated! Thanks,

  102. 102 AC said at 2:19 pm on January 20th, 2011:

    Just wanted to post again to let you know I figured out what was causing the javascript errors in IE8. It seems this plugin doesn’t place nice with the Lightbox plugin I had. I installed and found a new Lightbox plugin that sheds the bulk of the Prototype Framework and Scriptaculous Effects Library, and both plugins are working with no JS errors. BTW, the error was as follows (in case anyone else is having this issue):

    Message: Object doesn’t support this property or method
    Line: 4821
    Char: 5
    Code: 0
    URI: http://xxxxx/wp-includes/js/prototype.js?ver=1.6.1

  103. 103 Slim said at 1:12 pm on February 13th, 2011:

    Hi, Thanks for the great plugin. I’ve got a question, how do i add text before the Like icon so i could encourage people to click on it?


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  105. 105 John said at 7:47 am on May 18th, 2011:

    Great Plugin! Is there a way to order the main loop on index.php by number of likes?

  106. 106 karim said at 4:10 pm on May 19th, 2011:

    I really like this plugin mere bhai. :)

    Just need a help. I want to create a seperate wordpress page where i can sort posts based on most no.of likes and display them. I dont want it to be in sidebar.

    Can you help me in this?

    for wg, if there is post which says – “1 person likes this” (who isnt me) and then I like it. I see the result as “you like it” instead of “you and 1 more person likes this”.

    Am i missing something in settings for this behaviour?

  107. 107 herophuong said at 7:57 am on May 27th, 2011:

    Hi! I use your plugin for my site but the like button or like count doesn’t show up on my front page (of course i have set this option in the setting page).
    Plz help.

  108. 108 trusktr said at 4:08 am on June 15th, 2011:

    I’d rather have it work only if the user is logged in. Can this be set up?

    If I log out then back in as a different user, my likes should be different.

  109. 109 Eu said at 10:47 am on July 15th, 2011:

    the pluggin doesn’t work after i upgraded my WordPress to 3.2.1. :( please help!

  110. 110 Paul Scott Anderson said at 10:18 am on July 27th, 2011:

    I “like” this plugin (!) except I noticed that it is causing extra space to appear at the top of some posts (about every second one, top text is “pushed down”) when activated. Do you know how to fix this? I am using WP 3.2.1. Thanks!

  111. 111 Vino in Love said at 12:27 pm on February 1st, 2013:

    Hey there,
    do you think you will ever restart working on this plugin? It still works great with the latest version of wordpress. it’s a great plugin in my opinion :)

  112. 112 Zafar said at 3:30 pm on June 29th, 2013:

    Hi, I have wp like plugin Version 3.1.1 on my website http://www.121scoop.com
    the like button is not working, I have checked the coding but I was unable to figure out the issue. Please help.

  113. 113 Gabriel C. Jordan said at 11:28 pm on October 17th, 2013:

    If you get more comfortable with your logs you’ll be able to see things like, when the theme and plugin editors are being used, when someone updates your widgets and when posts and pages are added. All key elements when doing forensic work on your web server.

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