Configuring the Comments Settings of the Rating Widget WordPress Plugin

Posted OnJun 15, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

The third step in the guide to the Rating Widget WordPress plugin will show you how to configure the settings for the comments section of your website.

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. Click on Comments.


Step 3) The next step is to create labels and to set the rating/criteria for your comments. The Live Preview will show your options for both. You can also choose to hide/show your info bubble when you have multiple ratings.


Step 4) The Rating-Widget Options for each section of your website include setting the language, the type (Stars or Thumbs), the theme (default is Thumbs 1), the size of the stars/thumbs, and whether the ratings are Active or Read Only.


Step 5) The Advanced Settings are set into Font, Layout, Text and Thumbs sections. The Font settings include Size (12px is the default), Colour, Hover, Font Type and Style (Italic).


Step 6) 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 7) The Text settings can be changed to suit your needs and personality. The defaults are shown below.


Step 8) The Thumbs settings can be shown or hidden on the page, and are set into Like or Dislike.


Step 9) The User Availability Settings can be changed to show, disable or hide Comments rating for all users and unlogged users.


Step 10) Using the specific visibility settings, you can choose to show ratings on every comment, show ratings on every post/page except listed comments, and show rating on only listed comments. If you choose the latter options, you will be asked to specify the comments by adding the IDs.


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 comments. 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 show you how to add the Top Rated posts/pages widget to your website.

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