We All Like to Reblog

Have you ever come across a blog post that you enjoyed so much you wanted to easily share it with the readers of your own blog? Sure, you can copy and paste the link and perhaps even a snippet of text with your own comments, but overall it’s not a particularly enjoyable experience. We wanted to change this and make sharing other posts with your readers as easy as posting to your blog.

Today we’re introducing a new like and reblog feature enabled across the whole of WordPress.com. When you’re logged in to WordPress.com and viewing a post you’ll notice a new link in the admin bar at the top of the page. If you really enjoyed the post then you can click the “Like” link to signify this. This will then show the author how many readers liked the post.

You Like ThisOnce you’ve liked the post, the link will change to “You like this” and you’ll be presented with some new options via a drop down menu. You can also access this menu at any time in the future by hovering over the “You like this” link in the same way other menu items work.

QuickPress Reblog

When you reblog a post the details are auto populated on the QuickPress form.

If you decide that you want to share the post with your own readers, you can click the “Reblog this post” link and you’ll be taken to the new QuickPress tab on the WordPress.com home page. This will auto-fill a snippet of the post text, a link back to the original post, and a link to the blog. If the post includes any images we’ll also automatically add a thumbnail image to the reblog post. Finally you can add your own comments to the reblog post then select which blog you’d like to post it to (if you have more than one).

Even if you are not going to reblog a post you can use the QuickPress tab as a centralized and easy way to post to any of your blogs across WordPress.com.

Posts I Like

Alongside the new QuickPress tab you’ll also notice there is a “Posts I Like” tab. This will aggregate all of the posts that you have liked across any WordPress.com blog.

Likes

Browse all the posts you like with full post display and a handy search tool.

Instead of this just being a list of post titles, we fetch the whole post content along with any media so that you can use this tab as a place to browse any of the posts you like at a later date.

There’s also a handy search tool that will allow you to easily find that awesome post you want to reblog, but it’s just been a little too long to wade through all the other great posts you’ve liked since. Once you’ve found the post you can reblog it simply by hitting the “Reblog Post” button.

All these features are now live and ready to be used (maybe you’ve already noticed the “Like” link for this post?) so go forth and start liking and reblogging, we hope you find it useful.


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  1. K. Gregorovius

    I agree with “timethief” and “Jennifer”: an opt-out option is needed, without it the new feature provides tools for breach of copyright, or any other license. And Like function is useless.

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  2. tylerandalyssa

    Great feature, but please do not integrate with Facebook!

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  3. Sarah Baram

    Love, love, love it! What a great idea! BUT, please do not ever integrate with something so evil as Facebook! It would ruin WordPress!

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  4. ghiboz

    wow!!!
    in the last days more interesting features!!!
    thanks to growup wordpress!!

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  5. Sandra Lee

    Interesting, but I see there is mixed feedback and a cry for an opt out option. I will reserve my judgment on this till I have a better grasp of this feature. I don’t see from the explanation how the author “sees” how many people like a particular post. As always, I appreciate all the hard work from WordPress.com staff.

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  7. yaqubos

    Peace to you!

    This is not working, and I am unable to remove a post from my “Posts I Like” section.

    Thank you!

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  9. jabrasr

    great this is awesome… like it,… nice rule..

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  10. phatpast

    Great feature! Good job.

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  11. gbvaz

    Really cool!

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  12. michaelthegeek

    Cool new feature.

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  13. ardiantoarsadi

    so usefull!!!! thanks

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  14. Carmi Salas-Sarte

    That’s perfect 🙂 Thanks, WordPress!

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  15. jeremywaite

    Great move WP! Love it. Happy for you guys NOT to integrate with facebook, because as much as i love my friends – they don’t all want to read my blog. Keep up the great work chaps.

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  16. David

    Please add an opt-out option ASAP. I’m extremely disappointed in WordPress. This is a huge copyright FAILURE.

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  17. Fiona

    I love this feature, but I agree with Gabriel. I guess for now I’ll only reblog the things I like.

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  18. agardenfriend

    Excellent!!! So glad to see this option. Makes life much easier. Thanks for letting us be supportive of other bloggers and let the world know the great writers and photographers out there.

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  19. VIKAS |vikas-gupta.in

    This is bad! I really don’t like it. People here falling head over heels on this do not understand the repercussions. I am sure not a lot of thinking has gone into the introduction of this feature.

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    • Andy P

      Reblogging is not about reposting entire blog posts, it’s just a small snippet of text with a link to the original. The repercussions are lots of bloggers linking back to your blog and hopefully lots of new readers loving your content.

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  20. Abhishek

    Make it even more social…give us Facebook Like Feature please!

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  21. elisabethbee

    Is it just me? I see it on your post here, but nowhere else from my dashboard…

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  22. chappy81

    Is there a way to pick what snippet from your post that is displayed on someone else’s “repost”?

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  23. Karina

    so so great! I love it! 🙂

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  24. Lyna

    Awesome! This is gonna be totally useful!

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  25. nosyass

    This is a great feature! The goal I would like to help establish for WordPress is to get WordPress embedded every where like Facebook. Facebook is a time waster and Social Disaster. WordPress and the users have lots of great content. How can we make this happen? A nice blog site I’m a huge fan of is Mashable.com. I would like to be able to take some of there blog posts and reblog them!

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  26. RandomizeME

    Wow! This is really cool – and the coolest thing is that I didn’t even know I wanted this feature until you offered it!

    WordPress.com is AMAZEBALLS.

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  27. drheights48127

    I tried to do this 4 different times it does not work.

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  28. obbop

    Enthralled multi-facetly and impressed mightily as to the creativity and coding ability of all the humanoids responsible.

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  29. Kan

    Woe…

    I really like this function …

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  30. M Shodiq Mustika

    I feel what “K. Gregorovius”, “timethief”, and “Jennifer” feel.
    Many readers and amateur writers don’t care about copyright issues, but many professional writers do care about that.

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  31. Nigel

    Great feature! And I agree, no facebook please.

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  32. Scary Girl

    HAHAHAHA, way to rip off tumblr guys.
    At least use the term “note” instead of “like”. Makes a bit more sense.

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  33. phoxis

    This is truly an excellent feature. Really appreciate.

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  34. tokyobling

    Sweet!

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  35. Pearlie

    Very useful feature. Thank you.

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  36. apkmnp

    This is good …

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  37. netmom22

    Love it! Very helpful idea!!

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  38. craftystaci

    Well, that explains the “posts I like” I saw earlier. I agree with the comments above – stats would be nice. Thanks!

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  39. David Spinks

    Doesn’t seem to be working for me. Getting an error: “There was an error when posting, please make sure you have filled in all required fields and have access to post on the selected blog.”

    All fields seem to be filled and I only have one blog so…ya

    David

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  40. drheights48127

    Ok I thought this was a great idea until I tried to use it, is any one else having problems re-posting? Still can not re-post please tell me whats up with that.

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    • Andy P

      Please give it another go, we’ve fixed a some minor teething problems for a few people. You should have no problem posting.

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  41. ra

    Twitter experience and bookmarking in wordpress style. Great job!

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  42. David Norman

    Any thought to a “Blogs I like” Widget so that rather than reblog an entire post you can just let readers of your blog go direct to a particular blog entry without having to include the entire blog site on your blog roll?

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  43. Joey Chong

    Super duper awesome feature!!!
    Was just thinking about reposting the other day 🙂

    THANK YOU WordPress for all the wonderful upgrades, features etc.

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  44. sid

    wow !!!!!!

    good idea 🙂

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  45. onmywaytomentalhealth

    very nice and user friendly. Thanks!

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  46. auwoo

    Nice feature. But, There is should opt-out option.

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  47. gazingatnavels

    Love this. What a great new feature. Thank you!

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  48. Stephen Melinger

    I don’t plan on reblogging, but I will use the Like feature.

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  49. smiller

    Fabulous! Thank you!

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  50. Aldhin

    thank goodness that I stick to wordpress.com, not to others. why? because the developers keep improving its amazing features. keep ’em coming, you guys rock!

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  51. yoriyuliandra

    Wow, amazing…
    I like this 🙂

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  52. yotoblade

    Awesome, wordpress. I love it 🙂

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  53. hotouch

    what about the quick press??? dont you think that it will be a duplicate content problem????

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  54. Netty Gritty

    It’s a great way of collecting all the posts I like at wp.com. But I wish there was a url of a page where I could see likes of an individual blogger – that could be an important resource.

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  55. Coober Pedy Regional Times

    Maybe an idea to make it optional on some sites particularly with copyright laws as such.
    Some us have disclaimers prohibiting reblogging of our intellectual work!!

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  56. Emmanuel Ibok

    WordPress keeps getting Fab.

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  57. enilamalenj

    If other people save my post in their “Posts I Like” section and I later decide to edit my post, will my updated post be visible in their “Posts I Like” section? Or will the old post remain?

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  58. Aiman Amani

    This is just so cool! Interesting feature. Thanks 🙂

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  59. navedz

    this is another great idea implemented by u guys… good job all of u!!

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  60. Joanna @ Zeb Bakes

    I vote for an option to opt out of this too, if we’re casting votes. Would like to try it and see if it works for me and then make up my own mind.

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  61. bookjunkie

    this is fabulous!!! i will try it out 🙂 thank you

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  62. adiemusfree

    – opt-in or opt-out option is essential (let’s make sure choice is maintained)
    – Share/reblog is a much more acceptable option for me than ‘like’ – or separate the two, sometimes sharing is about NOT liking!

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  63. azcreature

    I think it is an excellent idea. If people do not reblog this way they will cut and paste which is plagiarism. So we might as well use this feature. Pretty cool and more people will read your blog…

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  64. Gurjeet Singh Brar

    i liked this very much , wordpress is always ahead of other blogs

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  65. grofica82

    i love the idea… you guys always come out with the coolest solutions. ❤

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  66. cybermanin

    I love this new feature… It makes life easier and that is what I demand to a software…

    Thanks to the dev team.

    Manin.

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  67. lensaddiction

    Put me down as another one who doesn’t want to have my posts shared via Facebook, and while I like the concept, I also dont want the WHOLE post replicated on someone elses site – surely it would be smarter (and use less storage space and bandwidth) to have it put a link in

    Like what Twitter does when you Retweet something?

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  68. Ms. Anne Durstood

    This remind me of tumblr, thanks for bringing this up. At least we don’t have to copy paste anything….

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  69. dhenztm

    I don’t just like it, I LOVE IT!!! 😀

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  70. kirstyfliesfree

    I also have a tumblr account – it’s a very different world because so much is reblogged. I like wordpress the way it is and hope this doesn’t change it too much.

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  71. professorpaul

    Nice feature, nice to see you’re not resting on your laurels and continue to improve a great service. Am a very satisfied user – keep up the good work!

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  72. NatsuOh

    *happy*

    I so love this! 😀 I love reblogging a lot! Thank you!

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  73. Novroz

    I like the like feature, but I don’t know about reblog…wont that decrease people for coming to our blog?

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  74. hrrypnn

    Just wanted to say really good idea and its good to see that wordpress is keeping up with the times and constantly progressing.

    Great work.

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  75. bigskylifecoach

    Yay! I’m very happy about this…thank you!

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  76. theosophywatch

    Sounds cool, but sorry I don’t get it. I don’t see “like ” anywhere on my blog — and just how does one get to the admin of someone else’s blog to get to “like??” Not much of a blog techie, sorry.

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    • Andy P

      The like link will appear in the grey admin bar at the top of the page when you are viewing a single post. You must be logged in to see it.

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  77. anima9

    wow! sweet! lazy people like me can sure use this! LOL

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  78. thelordshousekeeper

    I, too, really like this feature! It reminds me of how easy it is to post links on facebook (a feature I also use and like a lot). Thanks!

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  79. Teodor Popescu

    so great and so easy idea

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  80. healthylivingmethods

    Great idea! Thanks for making this part of WordPress.

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  81. fallenelegy

    Wow! this is gonna be an instant hit, awesome feature. Hats off to the WordPress developers for constantly adding new features and maintaining the pace.

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  82. lisaamartin

    Agree that this is a great idea – hopefully it will stop people republishing entire blog posts without permission and without credit (as has happened to me and doubtless other people too), although I guess if people are low enough to do that they will do it anyway :S I agree with others that there should be an opt out option.

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  83. wanderingtheforest

    Nice feature… thanks for keeping it fresh!

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  84. Alienbear

    awesome feature

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  85. kirinjirafa

    oh i like this!

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  86. James a.k.a. The Gunter

    i like very much tthat featured i love it!!!
    Muchisimas Gracias

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  87. perpetuallypeeved

    I understand the reservations, but think this could be cool. I see were I can tell how many people (in the aggregate) liked my post, but is there any way to tell how many people (and/or who) actually reblogged it? I would be interested to read the the comments/introduction to their re-blog.

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  88. Patrice

    You guys are great! I love WordPress – thanks for doing what you do, so we can have fun with it.

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  89. rainbowshitsandgigglefits

    Great feature, just don’t integrate or mess with Facebook in any way and if you do – just make it so that whatever you bring into WP with Facebook that it can be disabled.

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  90. inkspeare

    WOW, Awesome, love it!

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  91. seamsoeasy

    love it. thanks!!

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  93. Super Miron

    Cool!

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  94. lacenleather

    Wow.. this new option seems pretty groovy.. a little intimidating.. but I’m excited to see where it takes me! I love the ever evolving WordPress progress!! Keep it up!! xoxo

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  95. Phire

    I don’t see why “privatize your posts” was given as the answer to a question above about opting-out from allowing reblogging. Maybe we just want to encourage more thoughtful feedback and content creation, instead of simply being satisfied with two button clicks. (See whole issue about favouriting vs. commenting on deviantART.)

    That said, I do like this feature (I also use Tumblr), but just wanted to point out an alternative point of view.

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  96. لؤي

    Really cool feature, Thanks people 😉

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  97. chrisspyrou

    How can you see if a post has been re-blogged?

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  98. Cheryl McNulty

    I like this feature!!! 🙂

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  99. exuvia

    Blogging with WordPress is my over all winner for a second and virtual life.

    Thank you for making our days.

    Exuvia

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