I've searched high and low but cant find an answer to my question. There are hundreds of plugins that allow the addition of the Facebook Like button on your posts. My problem is that I want it where you can view the like button BEFORE going into the post.
An example of what I am trying to say is on Matt Cutts' Blog.
Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO
If you look at the homepage you can see you are able to +1 on the post 'A rel=canonical corner case' WITHOUT having to go into the post first to see that.
I would like the same on my blog with Facebook like's and Google +1 etc... but I have no idea how this is done or what plugin is used. I can only find plugins that show the 'likes' and +1's AFTER you go into the post, please help!