How to add a Facebook like reaction button in WordPress – Two months ago social media giant Facebook just released a new feature, the “Reaction” or “Reaction” button, and have you ever thought about adding a feature like Facebook’s to your WordPress site blog posts? If so, then in this article I will provide a tutorial on how to add a Facebook like reaction button for WordPress posts. This emotional reaction button invites your site visitors to give quick feedback on the article that you have created. First, let’s get to know what the reaction button is about.
What is the Reaction button?
Facebook in February just added more features for users who want to show their reactions to posts or posts on your facebook homepage. This button is an extension of the Facebook Like button, with this feature users can tell more about the expressions of the uploaded posts, the various expressions include (like, love, haha, wow, sad and angry). And to show the reaction icon you only need to press the like button and another button will appear and just click the icon according to the expression you are feeling from the upload.
However, this Facebook feature is not yet available for WordPress sites. In WordPress at this time you can only use the Facebook like button. However, there are other WordPress plugins you can use to invite your visitors to react to your posts with a point system similar to Facebook’s.
Let’s see how you can add functionality similar to the Facebook reaction button to your WordPress blog posts.
Adding Emotional Reaction Buttons in WordPress
To add emotional reaction buttons in WordPress all you need to do is install and activate the plugin DW Reactions. If you don’t know how to install plugins, you can read articles a complete guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
Once your plugin is activated, you will see a new menu in Settings with the name Reactions and click menu Reactions to configure the plugin.
To show an automatic reaction button in your blog posts, check the box next to “Show Reactions Button“And”Show Reactions Count“To bring up the number of visitors who react to your article.
By default, this plugin requires registered users and users must log in first if they want to give emotional reactions. But you can change these settings by unchecking the box next to ‘Users must be registered and logged in to add reaction‘.
After that click the button Save to save the plugin settings that you have configured. And now you can visit your website to see the plugin is working properly and the reaction button appears on each of your posts.
If you only want to show reactions on selected posts and pages, then you need to disable automatic display by unchecking the first two options in the plugin’s settings.
After that, you can use the shortcode [reactions] in the post and selection page you want to display the reaction button.
Above is the way to add Facebook like reactions for your WordPress blog posts. And hopefully this article was useful and helped make your site more attractive with the reaction facebook button. 🙂