Support » Plugin: WP-PostRatings » Where to place the plugin code in 2014 theme?

  • Resolved Fritsje



    I installed this plugin and followed the installation instructions:

    Open wp-content/themes/<YOUR THEME NAME>/index.php
    You may place it in archive.php, single.php, post.php or page.php also.
    Find: <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    Add Anywhere Below It (The Place You Want The Ratings To Show): <?php if(function_exists(‘the_ratings’)) { the_ratings(); } ?>

    I did this for a blog using Graphene theme: no worky. There is a support thread on the Graphene theme forum about this (, but it is closed and not resolved. I guess this plugin just doesn’t play nice with Graphene.

    So I moved on to another blog of mine using twentyfourteen theme and also followed the instructions above. Still not working.
    I emptied the page cache (W3 total cache) after the install and update of the index.php file, but nothing.

    Then I edited conten-*.php files for this theme to have it show up on every type of post (as suggested here:, but still nothing.

    The plugin is activated, caches are emptied, but nothing shows up.

    Any help on getting this plugin to work on 2014 theme?

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  • Plugin Author Lester Chan


    How about the content.php? It works for me It is placed after the the_post_link() in content.php of twentyfourteen theme.

    Thanks for you reply, but it does not show up for me, anywhere.

    I see on your test-site that you have the rating-stars in the content-sidebar too.

    I have a slightly adjusted version of 2014 but to be clear:

    After installing and activating the plugin I need to put this code:
    <?php if(function_exists('the_ratings')) { the_ratings(); } ?>

    in content.php of my 2014 child theme folder, which looks like this:

     * The default template for displaying content
     * Used for both single and index/archive/search.
     * @package WordPress
     * @subpackage Twenty_Fourteen
     * @since Twenty Fourteen 1.0
    <article id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class(); ?>>
    	<!-- <?php twentyfourteen_post_thumbnail(); ?> -->
    	<header class="entry-header">
    		<?php if ( in_array( 'category', get_object_taxonomies( get_post_type() ) ) && twentyfourteen_categorized_blog() ) : ?>
    		<div class="entry-meta">
    			<span class="cat-links"><?php echo get_the_category_list( _x( ', ', 'Used between list items, there is a space after the comma.', 'twentyfourteen' ) ); ?></span>
    			if ( is_single() ) :
    				the_title( '<h1 class="entry-title">', '</h1>' );
    			else :
    				the_title( '<h1 class="entry-title"><a href="' . esc_url( get_permalink() ) . '" rel="bookmark">', '</a></h1>' );
    		<div class="entry-meta">
    				if ( 'post' == get_post_type() )
    				if ( ! post_password_required() && ( comments_open() || get_comments_number() ) ) :
    			<span class="comments-link"><?php comments_popup_link( __( 'Leave a comment', 'twentyfourteen' ), __( '1 Comment', 'twentyfourteen' ), __( '% Comments', 'twentyfourteen' ) ); ?></span>
    				edit_post_link( __( 'Edit', 'twentyfourteen' ), '<span class="edit-link">', '</span>' );
    		</div><!-- .entry-meta -->
    	</header><!-- .entry-header -->
    	<?php if ( is_search() ) : ?>
    	<div class="entry-summary">
    		<?php the_excerpt(); ?>
    	</div><!-- .entry-summary -->
    	<?php else : ?>
    	<div class="entry-content">
    			the_content( __( 'Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>', 'twentyfourteen' ) );
    			wp_link_pages( array(
    				'before'      => '<div class="page-links"><span class="page-links-title">' . __( 'Pages:', 'twentyfourteen' ) . '</span>',
    				'after'       => '</div>',
    				'link_before' => '<span>',
    				'link_after'  => '</span>',
    			) );
    	</div><!-- .entry-content -->
    	<?php endif; ?>
    	<?php the_tags( '<footer class="entry-meta"><span class="tag-links">', '', '</span></footer>' ); ?>
    </article><!-- #post-## -->

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    I cannot find “the_post_link()” in there, so have no idea where to place the code (tried a few spots though, but no luck).

    Thanks for your help.

    Nevermind, I got it to show up. Didn’t empty the page caches again. Problem solved!

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