I Recommend This

– taking forward the work of Benoit LeBen❠Burgener

This plugin allows your visitors to recommend/like your posts instead of comment on it. It’s a  Tumblr like feature for WordPress.

Background

Benoit “LeBen” Burgener had created a similar plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/i-like-this/ that works similarly like the like feature on tumblr. However its development has been discontinued. I had customized the CSS of this plugin to make it work a little more like tumblr and had requests by few other developers the code. So after taking permission from Benoit for further development of the plugin I have recently applied at WordPress to create a new plugin with the updated code.

This plugin include

  • A counter/button to display the number of “like” and to vote.
  • A widget and a function to display the X most liked posts.
  • A preference pane with some options

If you are interested in this plugin (the way its used on this website, simply leave a comment below with your email so I could get back to you with the download file)

UPDATE:

You can download this from here http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/i-recommend-this/

Please post your comments so we can enhance this plugin together as  a community.

LATEST UPDATE: Version 2.4.1

If you wish to customize the link color, recommend image (heart), you can do so by using below classes in your style sheet. make sure to add !important to every style.

.iRecommendThis
a.recommendThis
a.recommendThis.active

Tips & Tricks:

How to Remove the Icon:

  1. Go to the Plugin Settings page “I recommend this” under “Settings” menu.
  2. Check the “Disable CSS” checkbox
  3. Add below CSS code to your theme’s stylesheet.
.dot-irecommendthis {
 background:none;
 padding:0 0 0 10px;
 border: 0 !important;
 margin-bottom: 10px;
 display: inline-block;
 text-decoration: none;
}
.dot-irecommendthis:hover,
.dot-irecommendthis.active {
 color: #F56559 !important;
}

[wpws url=”http://wordpress.org/plugins/i-recommend-this/stats/” selector=”td .last-child” user_agent=”Bot at mysite.com” on_error=”error_show”]

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