How to Configure the Blog, Posts and Pages Settings for RatingWidget

Posted OnJun 14, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

The second step in the guide to the Rating Widget WordPress plugin will show you to configure the settings for the blog, posts and pages of your website, including display and more.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) From the Admin Panel, click on Rating Widget >> Settings. The toolbar at the top of the screen separates the sections into Blog Posts, Front Page Posts, Comments and Pages. We’ll look at Comments in the next step of the guide.

For Blog Posts, you can Add Labels and Rating/Criteria for the ratings of your Blog Posts. You can do the same for Front Page Posts and Pages sections.


Step 3) The Rating-Widget Options for each section of your website include setting the language, the type (Stars or Thumbs), the theme (default is Flat Yellow Stars), the size of the stars, and whether the ratings are Active or Read Only.


Step 4) The Advanced Settings are set into Font, Layout, Text and Stars sections. The Font settings include Size (16px is the default), Colour, Hover, Font Type and Style (Italic).


Step 5) The Layout settings are based on the direction of the ratings (left to right, right to left), the Alignment (Top-Left, Top-Center, etc.) and line height.


Step 6) The Text settings can be changed to suit your needs and personality. The defaults are shown below.


Step 7) The Star settings default is 5 stars, but you can change it to whatever you prefer it to be.


Step 8) The User Availability Settings can be changed to show, disable or hide Blog Post (or Page) ratings for all users and unlogged users.


Step 9) Using the specific visibility settings, you can choose to show ratings on every post/page, show ratings on every post/page except listed posts/pages, and show rating on only listed posts/pages. If you choose the latter options, you will be asked to specify the posts/pages by adding the IDs.


Step 10) You can alter the Post/Page Views Visibility Settings to show them on excerpts, on archive, on category and on search.


Step 11) You can choose which categories will be visible by adding them to the list under Categories Visibility Settings.


Step 12) The Voting Frequency Settings are used to set the number of votes per user. The default is Once – User can vote only once per rating, but it can be changed using the dropdown options available.


Step 13) You can use the Power User Settings to customize the ratings of your blog posts and pages. Click on Activate and then add your custom styles. You should only use this feature if you are familar with JavaScript.


The next step in the guide will look at configuring the settings for the comments on your website.


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