Support » Plugin: Contest Gallery - Photo Contest Plugin for WordPress » Stars On/Off Design Flaw

  • Resolved codings

    (@codings)


    The purpose of a star on/off is so that before the vote is cast, the star should be “off” or greyed out. After the vote, the star should be “on” or gold.

    Currently: If ANYONE else voted before you got to the page, the star is on. The only way the stars are off is if the image has 0 votes.

    That would be like going to Instagram and all of the hearts are already red because other people like the post first. The point of the heart turning red is to show the user they liked the post or not.

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  • Plugin Author Contest-Gallery

    (@contest-gallery)

    Hi,

    have you tried the option (it is a pro option) “Hide voting until user voted” in “Edit options” >>> “Gallery options”? Users see only the rating after they voted.
    2019-04-28_1711

    have you tried the option (it is a pro option) “Hide voting until user voted” in “Edit options” >>> “Gallery options”? Users see only the rating after they voted.

    Yes, checking that box hides all of the votes until the user votes. After the user votes, the current vote tally is revealed, but only for the image they voted on. If “votes per user” is set to 5, they can only see the results of the 5 they voted for. The other images they didn’t vote for are hidden, and they will never see the results because they can only vote on 5.

    Here is an idea about how it could be more intuitive for users… In the condition that “Hide voting until user voted” in NOT checked but voting limits are set to 5:

    • All stars should be grey.
    • All voting numbers should be visible next to the grey stars.
    • When the use clicks to vote, only the star they clicked should turn gold. This indicates to them they already voted for that image. The number should increase by one.
    • All of the unvoted images remain with grey stars and original numbers of votes.
    Plugin Author Contest-Gallery

    (@contest-gallery)

    Thank you for exact explanation.

    Thats a really good idea to show users only their votes.
    I think an anditional option below “Show only user votes” named like
    “Show only user votes coloured” would explain the beaviour?

    I will put this on my task list.

    codings

    (@codings)

    Can’t wait. Thank you as always for the excellent support!

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