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  • Hi there

    I am currently in the process of migrating my blog from another blogging platform to WordPress. My blog is about info of upcoming music festivals as well as reviews of music festivals.

    There are a couple of things I need help with:

    • My current blog has general articles as well as reviews of events. What is the best plugin to add a review (star rating) to articles under a specific category only.
    • I have two main categories, Festival News and Reviews. How do I create 2 pages that display Festival News (and its sub categories) articles and another with just the Reviews category articles. I used the Display Post shortcode but could not work out how to add pagination so that users can find older articles. I have not been able to find a relevant plugin for this so far.
    • I need to use two different Rich Snippets / Schemas. One for articles under Festival News category (and sub categories) and one for Reviews. I played with various plugins but couldn’t find one that would do a schema per category. Does anyone know which plugin could help here?

    I think if I can solve these issues above I can easily migrate over. Any help would be much appreciated.

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  • Moderator bcworkz


    There are many star rating plugins. Which is “best” depends on your specific needs and personal preferences. I would look for one that is popular, regularly maintained, and well supported. Plugin reviews are better for determining if and how well the author responds than what most individual users have to say.

    For schemas by category, you may need to hack an appropriate plugin to conditionally output one or the other, depending on category.

    It’s illogical to expect shortcodes to do pagination. As soon as you navigate away from a page, the shortcode goes away with it. It would be possible to implement some sort of lazy load scheme, but not pagination. Why wouldn’t you simply go to the category archive to see articles in the category, such as Archive lists paginate automatically with most themes.

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