By default, all WordPress.com blogs display the Like button controls on the top navigation bar and under each post, as well as, the display of a gallery of corresponding Gravatars. We can use the display of like buttons on posts to allow other members of our WordPress.com blogging community to signify their appreciation for our posts. We can access the like button on either the top navigation bar or just below the social networking sharing buttons below posts.
Those who do not want to use this feature on their posts can disable it on this page Settings > Sharing.
Starting today you’ll notice a new feature at the bottom of all WordPress.com blog posts. We’ve enabled a “Like” button, which, when clicked, shows a Gravatar image for all the bloggers who like a post. Like a Post? Well Then, “Like” It!
If we are using the feature then to review all the WordPress.com posts we have liked, we click the Following tab on the WordPress.com home page (be sure you’re logged in first), then select the Posts I Like filter.
Yikes I can’t “unlike” a post!
This August changes were made and as a result some bloggers discovered they were unable to “unlike” a post they had “liked” accidentally. There were many (3 pages) of forum threads alerting Staff to the problem.
Howdy all, thank you for reporting this. It is not possible to “unlike” a post at the moment, however, our team we’ll be looking into adding that functionality. We don’t have an ETA for that at the moment, but do appreciate your input so far. Thanks in advance for your patience!
Aug 18, 2011, 12:01 PM
“Unlike” a post functionality restored
The good news is that Staff have now restored the ability to unlike a post we accidentally liked. That means those of us who made the embarrassing fumble of clicking the like button on one our own posts can now eliminate the evidence. :D
Have you ever “liked” one of your own posts? Come on now ‘fess up.