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  • Resolved gbunz


    Thanks for such a great widget. I think it’s fab!

    I tried turning on the “show excerpts” option but this is only available when I “enable” the rating and doing so puts ratings on all my content and in positions I don’t like.

    I’ve been inserting ratings into my posts via the shortcode [ratingwidget post_id=] as I want the ratings in a different location than is offered. I’d really like the ratings to show in my excerpts (I manually input the excerpt as well). Any suggestions please?

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  • The same problem…

    Plugin Author Vova Feldman


    @gbunz you can use our PHP shortcode to manually embed the ratings into your template:
    <?php rw_the_post_rating($postID); ?>

    @vovoafelman thanks for the prompt response. my wordpress site is currently down, so i can’t try this out. but for clarification, are you saying that if I put the shortcode above in the excerpt box then it’ll show?

    and where will the postid # go in this code? e.g. <?php rw_the_post_rating($postID123); ?> or <?php rw_the_post_rating($postID=123); ?>

    Thanks in anticipation!

    Plugin Author Vova Feldman


    No, you need to paste this code in the relevant WP template file that responsible to show the excerpt. Regarding the $postID, you need to replace it with the actual post id variable.

    oh got it thanks!

    One last thing please. Which template file should I be looking to paste this please? shortcodes.php?

    I’m using the BlackBird theme and the only experience I have with all this stuff is from dealing with html in blogger.

    Plugin Author Vova Feldman


    I’m sorry, but I’m not familiar with every theme. You’ll have to figure this one yourself, or try to contact the theme developer and ask him.

    Np, thank you! 🙂

    hey! so I added the code you provided to my template (in blog.php) but the ratings I enter manually in the excerpt still don’t show the stars. It just shows [ratingwidget post_id=]

    any other suggestions please?

    Plugin Author Vova Feldman


    Send me:
    1. Temporary admin access to [vova AT rating-widget DOT com]
    2. A url of a page that should contain the ratings
    3. A screenshot of the same page, with the exact location where you want your ratings to appear at

    Once I have it all, I would be able to better help.

    Thanks for all the help! 🙂

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