Support » Plugin: Contest Gallery - Photo Contest Plugin for WordPress » Limit votes to specific judges?

  • Resolved jch5310


    (note: the above gallery link isn’t yet set up for voting. I only recently upgraded to PRO version. )

    We want to create a contest gallery for photo club members to upload images which will be reviewed by a separate set of judges. I think I understand how to limit uploads to members (based on email addresses) but am not sure about details. In addition, I want to limit judging to a set of three judges from outside the club. How do I go about that?

    Also, we want to limit images to only JPG. I didn’t see how to do that although I see how to limit dimensions and image sizes.


    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author Wasiliy Strecker / CG-developer


    Limit to only special set of people is not possible.
    This are the recognition methods:


    If you use only for logged in users. Then all logged in users can vote, doesn’t matter what role.
    Best methad to acocomplish what you like is to use cg_gallery shortcode with a special page which is only for judges who should vote
    and cg_gallery_no_voting shortcode to display the gallery on another page for people who not vote.

    Limit to only JPG is not possible.
    JPG, PNG, GIF is always allowed.

    Thanks. Sounds useful; I’ll give it a try.

    Clarification, please:
    We want our judges to use a 1-5 rating system for each image they judge (there could be 20 or more images for each judge to rate in each category).
    If we use “Allow vote via 5 star rating” for this gallery, how does the scoring work?
    From the Five Star Rating Example in, it appears that clicking on the rating stars for each image in this example gives the number of votes for each rating level (1-5) and the average number of stars for that image. Correct?

    It would be very useful to have a 1-10 rating system or better a 1.0 to 5.0 rating system. This would avoid tie votes for images.

    More explanation: We typically use three judges who each review and rate around 20 or more images in each of four categories. Pre-Covid-19, we did all of this ‘live’ at meetings, but we’re working to adapt to changed circumstances.

    Plugin Author Wasiliy Strecker / CG-developer


    “the average number of stars for that image. Correct?”
    That is correct.
    1-5 star voting is average percentage based. It has same calculation logic like on amazon.
    Here an example:

    If you scroll down it will be explained on left side.

    “It would be very useful to have a 1-10 rating system ”
    It was really tough to implement all 1-5 logic with sorting in backend and frontend.
    1-10 will be never released.
    But sorting of 1-5 star by cummulation is something what is in planing.
    For example, one picture has 2*2, 1*3, so it will be 2+2+3=7 points as total.

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