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Windows 7: Adding "Like" button on website

26 Oct 2011   #1
raccoon19

 
 
Adding "Like" button on website

Hi everyone. I have been trying to put the facebook "Like" button onto my own website, with no luck at all. I have used the facebook code from of their own development link. I am just wondering if anyone out there had done this themselves. If you have can you let me know how you did it please. My site, which is a personel one is www.raccoon.talktalk.net and is only about things in my area (mainly). I use the free program from Evrsoft First page 2006 to edit the site and Filezilla to upload but I dont think anything is going wrong there because some other bits I altered were ok. Thanks everyone.
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26 Oct 2011   #2
ambriel

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I'm not familiar with the package you're using, nor with how Facebook manages this, but there are a couple of ways in which is could be accomplished.

Facebook, requiring you to login, presumably maintains a database containing details of your posts, what you've read, and thos items to which you've 'liked'. This seems a bit heavy for your site, which I notice doesn't require a login.

A simpler method may be to store the 'like' information in a cookie. This is a small file that gets written to the user's hard drive and can contain all manner of infirmation about that user's activities on the site, such as the last time they logged-on. I don't see why it couldn't also contain information that would support your 'like' feature. Of course you'd need a mechanism for re-reading the cookie (when they visit your site) and interpretting the information it contains but that's a bit complicated for here.

I'd recommend getting hold of a couple of good books on the subject of html and website design.
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04 Nov 2011   #3
raccoon19

 
 

Hi Ambriel, I dont think you are on the same wavelength.
Facebook provide the code and also tell you where to place it on the website you want the "Like" button to show. Although I am not up with html myself I can get through what I need to do.
I have placed the code where it is sugested it goes but it does not work. This is why I asked for people who have done this to their own site. As you point out my site does not require a log in because it is open to everyone to read and enjoy.
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