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[resolved] Great plugin, but a few questions.... (5 posts)

  1. rarcher30
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi there, I can see your plugin is ver useful. Hopefully I can use it in a way intended for a recent project I have been asked to do.

    I am to build a "best practice" teaching website that is to showcase videos that display best practice. I imagine the videos will be embedded into wp posts. Now my client wants me to have a rating system on each video but only allow to vote thumbs up or "like" but not to vote down (education is extremely politically correct here). I want to know if this is possible?

    Also the client wants to setup similar behaviour like YouTube does and display most liked videos on the homepage and also on the sidebar (which I think we can do with a widget). Obviously it would need to just show the video thumbnail and very limited text and a vote count.

    I know we can't talk about extra fee for service options here but it is a consideration if the need arises.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wti-like-post/

  2. webtechideas
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    There are few points I would like to mention.

    1. This plugin works with post content not post attachments (like videos here). But if you are using a single video for a single post, then you can surely use this plugin. Here we can say liking a post is same as liking a video.

    If you want to show the thumb buttons near to the videos, then you will have to use the PRO version which allows you to put the thumbs buttons using shortcodes.

    2. Yes, there is setting to allow only vote thumbs up or "like" but not to vote down. Please check the plugin settings section.

    3. Yes, you can have a custom home page to show the most liked videos (posts) on homepage having similar coding to below.

    query_posts( array( 'posts_per_page' => -1, 'meta_key' => '_wti_like_count', 'orderby' => 'meta_value_num', 'order' => 'DESC' ) );

    The above code is as per using PRO version which stores vote counts in post meta table. You can still use custom query to fetch the data from this plugin table to do the same.

    4. A widget is available to show the most liked posts (videos) but you will have to customize the code to match with your specific requirements.

    Thanks

  3. rarcher30
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

    1. Post content is fine. I imagine i would be embedding a video on each post. I may decide to embed using vimeo shortcode as i think the videos will load faster as opposed to hosting them on the site.

    2. I just saw mention of that in your FAQ section. Thank you

    3. I just checked the manual from your website and it looks very thorough. there is mention of many shortcode examples. Do you have a sandpit that i can look at to see the Pro plugin in action?

    4. Yes i think this is a suitable solution. I wish to discuss this with your further by email (provided on your website).

    Thank you for your time.

  4. webtechideas
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    http://demowp.webtechideas.com/most-liked-posts/ shows the posts sorted by their like counts. This was a page template created as per twentytwelve theme.

  5. rarcher30
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hi there, I have sent you an email regarding the discussion above.

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