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Use the Like Button

The Like button is an easy way to show appreciation for a piece of content. This guide will explain how to like posts, view likes on a post, and turn the Like button on or off for your website.

Like a Post

If a post or page has likes available, the Like button will typically appear at the bottom of the post next to any sharing buttons. As long as the visitor is logged into a account, they can use the Like button.

Click the Like button to like the post:

Like Button

After clicking the Like button, the text of the button will change to “Liked” and your profile picture will appear next to it:

A Like button that has been clicked, showing the text "Liked" and a profile picture of the user who liked it.

Your profile picture will be a clickable link to your Gravatar profile.

Unlike a Post

If you need to remove the Like from a post (i.e. “unlike” the post), click the Like button again once.

View Likes on a Post

Over time, as the post grows in popularity, the number of Likes will increase. One row of Likes will be shown:


To see the rest of the Likes, click on the total count, and the rest of the Likes will display in a scrollable pop-up:

Scrolling through all Likes on a post.

See All Posts You Liked

To see a list of all the posts you’ve liked, follow these steps:

  1. Visit your dashboard.
  2. In the upper left corner, click Reader.
  3. On the left side, click “Likes“.

A list of all your liked posts will be displayed, with the most recently liked post first.

Likes is highlighted in blue.

Turn Likes On or Off

By default, all sites display the Like button under each post.

To turn Likes on or off:

  1. Visit your site’s dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Tools → Marketing.
  3. Click on the “Sharing Buttons” tab.
  4. Tick the box next to “Show like button“.
  5. Click the “Save changes” button.
The Show Like Button checkbox is highlighted.
Show Like Button

When you change whether Likes show or not, this applies to new posts only. In addition, the Like button will still appear in readers’ toolbars and the reader. It will also show in notification emails (for sites without plugins only.)

Turn Likes On or Off for Specific Posts or Pages

Posts and page likes will default to the settings chosen in the previous section. However, you can turn Likes on or off for specific posts and pages by following these steps:

  1. In your dashboard, navigate to Pages or Posts.
  2. Click on a page or post to open the editor.
  3. Click the Jetpack icon (that looks like a lightning bolt on a green circle) in the top right corner of the editor screen.
  4. Under the “Likes and Sharing” section, toggle on or off the option to show likes.
  5. Click Update or Publish to save your changes.
The Jetpack icon is selected, and Likes and Sharing section shown.
Post/Page editor → Jetpack options

Turn Likes On or Off for Other Areas

The Like button is most commonly displayed on posts, but you can display the Like button on pages, media files, the front page, archive pages, search results, and other areas of your site.

To adjust where the Like button shows:

  1. Visit your site’s dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Tools → Marketing.
  3. Click on the “Sharing Buttons” tab.
  4. Tick the box next to the content you want the Like button to appear on.
  5. Click the “Save Changes” button.

Choosing “Front Page, Archive Pages, and Search Results” means that the Like button will show on your blog’s front page below each post rather than only if a reader clicks through to the individual post.

Plugins may add additional types of content to the list of areas the Like button can be shown.

The Like and Sharing buttons display options, with the boxes ticked for posts and pages.

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