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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.

7 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.6 out of 5 stars
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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.

2 stars
Developer doesn't understand that Useability is just as important as features!
By ,

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.


2 stars
Good plugin but difficult to use
By , for WP 3.5.2

Especially if you don't have much of a programming/coding experience.

2 stars
Incomplete settings
By , for WP 3.5.2

I wanted 5 stars , but 10 stars it's showing,
I wanted to modify sentences like "Rating" in another language but I can't,
I wanted tip balloon for every stars meaning I can't, so it's very simple it's not custom.

2 stars
Agree with the others...
By , for WP 3.5.1

I agree with others that find this plugin way too complicated.

When loaded, it switched on everything automatically. I wanted to be able to decide on which pages to use it myself. Couldn't find out how. Managed to dsiable all the automatic insertion of ratings and could not find a code to enable it manually on a per page basis.

Similar questions in the support boards only get answers that don't make sense. Like inserting php code manually on per page basis? How? Reading the instructions in the help or info files? Where the hell is the help or info file?

Tons of options no one needs or uses, but no simple code to insert the rating on a page. I gave up.

2 stars
Works... but
By , for WP 3.5

Too complicated, too many undocumented features, too many params to archive anything. So far is probably the most complete review system available for WP but even so the learning curve is probably too big specially considering there is no open documentation. Version 2 has been in alpha for +1 year now so not sure what are the authors intentions to maintain this in the feature.

2 stars
By , for WP 3.4.2

If you are searching for a simple rating system this isn't it.

It has a staggering amount of options, not that that's a bad thing but the product isn't intuitive.

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