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GD Star Rating

Plugin allows you to set up advanced rating and review system for post types and comments in your blog using single, multi and thumbs ratings.

43 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 stars
great if can add rate on images
By , for WP 3.9.1

it will be great if this plugin can add rate star on images ( gallery) not post

4 stars
There have a bug about buffer php
By , for WP 3.8.1

When update lasted plugin. I meet a bug. The image... cannot be displayed because it contains errors.

After some research i realize the buffering php make the trouble.

I added ob_end_clean(); line 141 generator.php. Hope that help somebody out there.

Thanks for you work!

5 stars
By ,

The best rating plugin for wordpress!

5 stars
Lots of options and highly configurable
By , for WP 3.6

We've just developed a new toy review site with this plugin. We were very impressed with the large amount of options available which enabled us to configure the plugin to work exactly as we needed. This is much, much more than just a simple star rating for comments. And it is quite unfair that other users have rated this plugin poorly just because they could not get it to work easily.
On the website we just built, we have used the plugin to allow both the user and the site owners to review each game/toy. On top of this there are 4 categories per review (each with their own weighting). You can see this in more detail on the finished toy review site here - http://www.toylike.co.uk/reviews/ - just click through to each toy review to see how the rating system works.

3 stars
Good plugin, could be way better
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Great functionality, but as said before should focus a bit more to usability. Nonetheless it is a good plugin, maybe the so long promised version 2.0 will be better.

Noticed something on a production server. This plugin uses the JQuery.browser functionality which is deprecated after JQeury 1.9, so your site should use an older version of JQuery.

Thanks again for the plugin, hope it gets perfect someday :)

2 stars
Needs event delegation!!!!!
By , for WP 3.6.1

This is a great plugin, but if you are using ajax load (infinite scroll or pjax) the ajax loaded content w/ gd star will NOT work.

This is because the author(s) failed to use event delegation. Instead of $('click'),function use $(document).on('click','diva divb etc', function (e) PLEASE.

4 stars
Works great but WAY too many options
By , for WP 3.6

Nifty plugin that works well and am happy with it. But my head is hurting me after trying to set it up!!

5 stars
Very comprehensive
By , for WP 3.6

Overall very impressive.

Possibly too many options - for a future version it might be better if you could make the unused pages from the settings 'disappear' as in a wizard-style dialogue . I am only going to be using it for the comments so the mass of other information for me is just something to wade through.

1 star
Not working out of the box
By , for WP 3.5.2

Simple thing like category based ratings and widgets should to work out of the box.

2 stars
Developer doesn't understand that Useability is just as important as features!
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Although this plug-in is packed with features, the developer completely doesn't understand that UI usability for the end-user is just as important.

The simplest of tasks in this plug-in is a chore to figure out and is counter intuitive, very messy, and a pain to work in.

The developer needs to simply FOCUS on what folks really want from a rating system instead of thinking of every possible iteration, option, and feature. It's way overkill!

This plug-in has some nice features, but it's complete lack of documentation and overly complex UI makes it almost unusable. Yet another classic example of over engineering a simple task and making it far more complicated and complex than it needs to be.


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