Using Liking using-liking

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The Likingcomponent is a useful tool that allows users to express an opinion about a particular piece of content, such as an comment within a forum. With the Likingcomponent, members select the heart icon to indicate a positive opinion.

Adding Liking to a Page adding-liking-to-a-page

To add a Liking component to a page in author mode, use the component browser to locate

  • Communities / Liking

and drag it into place on a page, such as a position relative to the feature for users to like.

For necessary information, visit Communities Components Basics.

When the required client-side libraries are included, this is how the Liking component will appear.


Configuring Liking configuring-liking

Select the placed Liking component to access and select the Configure icon which opens the edit dialog.


Under the Texts & Labels tab, specify the properties used to record likes.


  • Positive Response Label
    (Required) The property name for a positive response.

  • Negative Response Label
    (Required) The property name for a negative response.

  • Tally Name
    (Required) The internal, identifiable property name for this instance of a voting component.

Site Visitor Experience site-visitor-experience

Members members

Members may change their like at any time.

Anonymous anonymous

Anonymous liking is not supported. Site visitors must register (become a member) and sign in to participate in liking.

Additional Information additional-information

More information may be found on the Liking Essentials page for developers.