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Is it possible to create a Facebook 'like' website with WordPress WordPress


If so, what do I need? (Plugins, etc)

Please note: I am not looking to create a website similar to FB, but something similar to

Also: I know that I can add 'likes' with plugins and with code but can I add functionality? For example, can users add their own likes, or sorting (top likes, recently liked)

Answers (8)


Ashfame answers:

But Is that possible to sort the most like articles which what the mentioned example site seems to do manually. Can that be automated? I think this is also the part of the exact question.

Ashfame comments:

Users can add their own likes too, you can have a post submitting form on the page itself from where you can accept likes from users.
But I am not sure about the sorting thing, I think its not possible.

Other sites do it manually, notice sometimes they have a mistake in their order.

One thing more, use wp-super-cache to precache all pages to reducen load.

I am also in queue of making one, and I can actually do the technical stuff too. Drop me an email if you are interested in doing this together.

Ashfame comments:

Just had a look and realize that sorting out most liked pages is possible too :)


Rashad Aliyev answers:

Install this plugin.

That's very easy:


Nicole Dominguez comments:

Now, the 'likes' will be posts with the like button attached?

Rashad Aliyev comments:

Sure! However you can get FB API from .

Rashad Aliyev comments:

That's similar what I gave you before..;)


Lee Rickler answers:

Yes, use the Facebook theme and plugins.

Edit: What he said above!


Baki Goxhaj answers:

Yes it is possible. You need to have a look at BuddyPress, it handles all the social aspects of WordPress. So, and happy :)


Lew Ayotte answers:

Yep, buddypress as baki said


Giovanni Caputo answers:

On your"single.php" page temple paste this code:

<iframe src="<?php echo urlencode(get_permalink($post->ID)); ?>&amp;layout=standard&amp;show_faces=false&amp;width=450&amp;action=like&amp;colorscheme=light" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:450px; height:25px"></iframe>

P.S. You can use it also in other page....


Andrew C answers:

yep, I did it on my website:
I also styled it with my own css.


Jarret Minkler answers:

Nichole, you are smart enough, write it yourself.

Use symfony and mysql w/ Doctrine. The basics would take maybe 2hr. to get users (sfGuard) and walls, with comments and friends.

Every user has a wall, every wall has comments, users have friends. At it's core, fb is pretty simple.