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author love


This rating system will rate AUTHORS instead of the usual posts/pages/comments. Let post authors know how you feel about them. Let visitors rate your authors and show which author (publisher) is trustworhty, a good read, an expert, or a fluke.

Built with ajax the author love rating system is unobtrusive and comes in many flavors. Use stars, hearts, arrows or anything else.

Display rating blocks automatically, or adapt theme yourself.
To modify your themes yourself you can set automatic rendering at ‘DISABLED’ and insert the php function

You can leave the author-id empty, but only if used inside the loop.
If used inside the loop the function will automatically pull the post-author of the post displayed at that time.

Another option is the function :

$author_id = empty || (or) Any valid author ID
$pos = left || right
$author_info = empty || author_nicename


author love was written and developed further by Pete Scheepens.
Core features were based on jRating by ALPIXEL and jQuery

  • Upgrades
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  • screenshot
  • admin panel


install and activate the plugin. No settings necessary.

you can find the author love admin menu in your admin panel -> Settings …


Why are the ratings not showing up ?
A. They probably are, but only on the single posts. To show ratings on the main pages too check the checkbox in the admin settings.

Why are the ratings not showing up ?
A. you may have selected the ‘disabled’ option in the menu setings (so you can use function calls in PHP yourself)

Where are the translation fields ?
A. in the PREMIUM version

Contributors & Developers

“author love” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


1.7 (30/7/2012)

  • major code clean-up
  • new ajax routines

1.05 (30/7/2012)

  • changes paths to reflect SVN naming convention (fixing ‘missing’ images)

1.0 (30/7/2012)

  • Initial release