Facebook like reactions for your WordPress website

Facebook has rolled out new a feature of expressing your opinion about a post through various expressions. Now you can not only like the post but also express what you feel about it through six reactions vis-à-vis ‘Love’, ‘haha’, ‘wow’, ‘sad’ and ‘angry’.

This new cool feature is hot in the social networking world and has been praised by many techies. However, this option is yet not available for WordPress websites and users still use the old like button option. It is always beneficial to engage your readers through features like this. Having abundant plugins is a speciality of WordPress websites so we have handpicked a plugin with which you can integrate Facebook reactions into your WordPress website.

In this article, we will define the steps through which this plugin can be integrated.

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Downloading and installing the plugin

  1. Login to your WordPress website and then click on the “Add new” option in the section where “Plugins” are present.
  2. Then you can easily select the option of upload from there and upload the DW Reactions plugin.zip file, which you have downloaded.
  3. After the installation click on the “Activate” button to activate the plugin.

Configuring the plugin settings

After installing the plugin, you need to configure it to integrate reactions with your website. You can configure the settings through the mentioned steps:

  1. Click on the setting in the plugin and then select the ‘Reactions’ button from there.
  2. To display the reactions automatically in your website, tick on the box next to the ‘Show reaction button’ and if you would also like to count the number of reactions your blog post has received then check the box next to ‘Show reactions count’.
  3. In the default setting only registered users can give a reaction to the post and if you want to change this and want this cool new feature for guests also then unchecked the ‘Users must be registered and logged in to add reaction’ option. This will enable the users, which are not registered to use this feature.
  4. To save the changes made in settings, click on the ‘save changes’ option at the bottom of the page.
  5. You can also manually insert this feature in your blog posts by using the “dw_reactions() function.
  6. A shortcode [reaction] can also be used for individual blog posts.

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If you are still stuck at any step. You can watch the tutorial and follow each step accordingly:

This is a handy plugin, which can be extremely beneficial if your blog posts consist of write-ups and tips and techniques, or topics on which people can show their reactions. This is good for user engagement and helps in increasing the number of visitors on your website. There are many similar plugins available in the market but DW reactions are by far the most efficient.

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