I noticed that lots of other people’s blogs allow you to “Like” comments on a post (as well as Liking the post itself). Because I had to have a little look for it, I thought it would be a useful thing to blog about. So, how do you allow Likes on comments in WordPress?
Note, this applies to WordPress.com blogs, self-hosted WordPress.org blogs may need all or part of a widget to do this.
Why enable “likes” on blog comments?
We’re all used to Liking posts on Facebook and now Twitter. It’s a good way to let the poster know that you’ve seen and approved of what they’ve said, even if you don’t comment.
We can also allow Likes on our WordPress blog posts (for info on how to do that, see this article).
Being able to Like a comment on a blog post means that you can acknowledge it without continuing the conversation infinitely. Other people can also show their appreciation of a particular comment. It adds another thread to the links between you and your commenter.
How do I enable liking on blog comments?
Go to the WordPress dashboard (the original one) and locate the Settings area.
Go to the Sharing menu.
Scroll down until you see the Comment Likes are … section at the very bottom:
Click on On for all comments and Likes will now be available on all comments.
What does Liking look like on blog comments?
Here’s a screenshot from a blog post on my book review blog, showing various nested comments. People can click on the little star to Like the comment:
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