Facebook is famous because of one thing and one thing only: it is FREE. Which has me thinking. In the future, I am guessing that the one feature that will not be free are fan pages. Why? Well, tons of companies are getting huge savings because of the free advertising they are getting within Facebook.

Facebook will capitalize on this sooner or later and they are going to end fan pages and start charging those who want to continue having them. It may not be now but I believe in the near future they will do this. While Facebook is free … there will be other things that are not and this, will be one of them.

I could be wrong. Or I could be right. What do you think? Share your thoughts.

WordPress users all know there are lots of plugins for WordPress and the Facebook Like plugin is no exception. When you do a search for the Facebook Like plugin, you are bound to come up with many results. I think most of them work the same way but the plugin I chose for my blog is by John Chadda.

Configuring it is every easy and you can either place the Like button manually anywhere in your blog or use the default settings that come with it. You can try other versions from other developers if you wish. I did not try them, only Chadda’s version.

It works pretty well. If someone clicks on the Like button, it will appear in their Facebook profile page that they liked your post.

While there is no widget in Blogger that can let you place the Facebook LIKE button after your article (or wherever in the page), there is a way to manually set one up in your blog.

To do so, first go to your Blogger account, then follow the instructions below:

  • go to Design, then Edit HTML and click on the check box which says “Expand Widget Templates”
  • look for the tag <data:post.body/> and place the code (below) after it
  • save

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The code above will display the Facebook like button in the article’s page only. If you want it to appear after every post, say, in your main page or search page results, then remove the 1st and last line marked red.

You can customize the code in a lot of other ways like changing the text from LIKE to RECOMMEND. Just change action=like to action=recommend. Color scheme can also be changed to colorscheme=light, colorscheme=dark or colorscheme=evil.

With this Facebook like button in your Blogger blog, whenever someone clicks on it, it will also appear in their Facebook profile page.

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