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"Star" (Favorite Mark or Vote) Posts plugin? (9 posts)

  1. irv
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is there a plugin for visitors to mark a post they especially like, so that the author of the post gets notified that someone really liked it? I've done something like this with a contact form script and hidden inputs within a loop via Blogger, but I was hoping that there might be a more elegant method for a WordPress multi-authored blog. I think that the Star marking system in GMail is something like this. A "Vote for this post"-type plugin might work for this purpose; is such a thing available? Thanks.

  2. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. irv
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I guess what I would like best is to incorporate a poll script into The Loop so that when someone hits a button that's available with each post, a poll script interprets that as a vote for that post. I would like to see which posts are most popular by active voting rather than view statistics.

    Does anyone know a poll script that could be modified into The Loop so that current post information becomes a hidden input for a poll form? I was thinking that it would be something like <input type="hidden" name="vote" value="<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?> "><?php the_title(); ?></a> by <?php the_author_nickname(); ?> on <?php the_date(); ?>"> placed into the loop with an <input> tag for a submit button and all between <form> tags. Is there a poll script or plugin that could take input like this?

  4. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I get what you mean. But you do not need to put the polls in the loop.

    The downside is that you need to create a poll before hand and in the poll's answer option, each option will contain the title of your post (depending on how many post you want to vote).

    On that particular post page, we need to retrieve the poll's answer id of that post, then we just to add a button vote and that will settle it.

    Hope you get what I mean.

    Cheers

  5. skidder
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Irv -

    Did you ever find something that did what you were looking for?

  6. irv
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The closest I found was using the hosted service, internationalvoting.com and the following input: <input type="hidden" name="owntext" value="<a href='<?php the_permalink(); ?>'><?php the_title('', '', TRUE); ?></a> by <?php the_author_nickname(); ?> (<?php the_date('m/j/y', '', '', TRUE); ?>)"> but the poll script quickly erases the html-containing vote. I wrote the poll maker and asked if html can be in an entry. I will post again to this forum topic when I get an answer.

  7. mfischer2
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Irv, did you ever get an answer?

    I am looking for a plugin that will allow my users to vote on their favorite posts (recipes actually). I would prefer if they could vote on a 1-5 or 1-10 scale.

  8. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    mf2,
    Did you look at the plugins in the Misc section:
    Plugins/Posts_Miscellaneous

  9. jurgenfauth
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm looking for a similar thing, and havent' found quite what I need in any of the plugin archives.

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