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This VERTICAL rating system will rate AUTHORS while it displays ratings bars,images and items in a top to bottom fashion next to your posts instead of the usual horizontal stars.

Built with ajax the vertical rater rating system is geared towards a more fun and different layout and comes in many flavors. Use stars, hearts, towers, thermometers, arrows or anything else.
Display rating blocks automatically left or right of your post content.

Want to include your own images as a rating bar ? Simply follow instructions in the admin-panel and we may even include your transparant .png in our next version.


vertical rater was written and developed by Pete Scheepens.

Core features were based upon ‘author love’ a wordpress plugin for AUTHORS also developed in-house by Pete.


  • different layouts
  • admin panel


install and activate the plugin. No settings necessary.

you can find the vertical rater 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

can you include other items as rating bar ?
A. Yes we can. Send us your transparant .png image and we’ll take a look at it.

Contributors & Developers

“vertical-rater” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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1.7 (02/08/2012)

  • Initial public release