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Bethel Baptist Church, Sellersville, PA

Bethel Baptist Church Runs on WordPress

Bethel Baptist Church in Sellersville, PA runs on WordPress!

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Tim Moore Design

Tim Moore Design Runs on WordPress

Tim’s site and portfolio are beautiful, as is his work. He’s the designer responsible for much of the online identities of Saddleback Church, including the logo and front end design of Pastors.com.

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Rock Harbor Church

Theolatte: Serious Thoughts From a Pseudo-Intellectual

Theolatte Runs On WordPress

Theolatte runs on WordPress, and it’s beautifully textured with perfect balance and use of whitespace. It’s the kind of site that makes me wish I’d bumped into it before designing my own!

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King’s Church, Wakefield

King's Church, Wakefield

King’s Church in Wakefield runs on WordPress!

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Greg Atkinson

Greg Atkinson’s blog runs on WordPress – a sweetly customized version of Standard Theme.

Greg Atkinson Runs On WordPress

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Add a Facebook Like Button to Your Category Pages

I’ve just implemented this trick on my personal blog for each category. In the left sidebar, I have a listing of my blog’s categories with the heading “let’s talk” (because I want to create and join conversations in these niches). Then, the heading of every category’s archive page has a Facebook Like button. When clicked, the reader is posting a link not to my site as a whole and not to a particular post, but to the category page itself.

Like Button for Category Archives

Why is this valuable?

  • It’s viral, offering one more thing people can share.
  • It gauges popularity of a given subject.
  • It allows me to market to a specific niche later via the Facebook page’s administrator controls (assuming you’re using your profile ID as the admin of all like buttons on your website via the Open Graph head tags).

The code below would need to be inserted in your category.php file just inside your content area and before you start your loop. Because themes are coded so differently, it’s impossible for me to show the specifics, but in my theme, it went just inside the “content” div.

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<!-- The first part is just my way of automatically echoing "Lets Talk About the Subject at Hand." -->
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<h3 class="category-heading"><?php printf( __( 'Lets Talk About %s' ), '' . single_cat_title( '', false ) . '' );?></h3>
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<!-- I'm hard-coding part of the url parameter for Facebook based on my permalink structure for category archives, then adding the actual category slug with php. -->
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<iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fbrandonacox.com%2Ftopic%2F<?php if (is_category( )) {
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  $cat = get_query_var('cat');
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  $yourcat = get_category ($cat);
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  echo $yourcat->slug;
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 } ?>&amp;layout=standard&amp;show_faces=true&amp;width=450&amp;action=like&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;height=80" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:450px; height:80px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>
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That’s it. Quick and easy.

The Covenant Church of Cheboygan Michigan

The Covenant Church of Cheboygan Michigan Runs on WordPress

The Covenant Church of Cheboygan Michigan Runs on WordPress.

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Northside Church

Northside Church Runs on WordPress

Northside Church runs on WordPress, and I love what happens when you click the little “More Posts” link just above the footer.

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Press Two Theme from Obox

Wow. Clean. Nice! Obox’s original Press Theme was nice, but Press Two is even nicer. And why is it such a nice theme? It’s highly customizable, serves as a great framework, but even out of the box has a sweet user interface and attention to typography and detail. Check it out…

Press Two Theme from Obox

Press Two Theme

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