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WStats Plugin


A very useful and beautifully written plugin providing user-rankings based on posts and comments. User have the ability to view statistical ratings of their posts. The posts are rated through the comments-count. A user will be given an overall rating which is based on the sum of the individual post-ratings. The overall user rating will be shown in the admin-navigation-menu. Optionally the user rating can be shown everywhere for every user at your website / blog through a shortcode-feature. In addition a user-ranking leaderboard is also provided for all users.

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  1. Upload the folder ‘wstats-plugin’ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Optional: Place the following code-snippet in your content.php file:

We recommend to insert it like that to your content.php file:

< ?php edit_post_link( __( 'Edit', 'twentythirteen' ), '’, ” ); ?>

if you set “return_by_echo = 0”, then only the current rating will be returned and echoed (you can design the output yourself). “return_by_echo = 1” will echo the rating with our pre-made style.

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