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  • Hi Blaz,

    compliments for this supercool plugin – I love it!

    Here are some of my personal recommendations/wishes for future versions, maybe you could think about them? If you need beer – just tell me 😉

    1. RATING PROCEDURE

    On Desktop its almost perfect. The user hovers the stars and immediately sees the number he will rate. Here it would be great if the bubble help is being replaced by a changing text right under the stars images, depending on which star the mouse is hovering (to support even the DAU). The bubble text appears a little too late and can easily be overseen.

    On mobile it is more difficult, because there is no hover, so the user experience is not that good as on desktop. I am getting bad ratings by using your plugin, but my content is really not that bad 😉 An explanation would be that the user tries to activate one star after another on his tiny phone screen, but after the click on the first star the rating is already done and you cannot change it. Is it possible to implement it that way that the user can choose the stars one after each other and add a button “submit rating” ?

    2. EVENT TRACKING

    Would be great to have a tracking option in your plugin, so I can see who voted what. Currently I am using Matomo tracking, it has a basic event tracking functionality, which is very helpful. Maybe the event name could be “RMP-OneSTAR” to “RMP-FiveSTAR”

    3. THANK YOU SCREEN

    After the voting is done all stars should show the new average rating and a configurable text “thank you for your rating”. That would be super nice 😉

    4. HTML markup

    The headlines in your plugin are marked up as <h2> tags. This confuses my automatically generated table of contents (also a wordpress plugin which collects all <h> tages and generates a nice table of contents for a blogpost/page.) Maybe there is another way to do this, so there are no <h> tags in the plugins HTML output. It will be good for SEO, too.

    Thanks again for this great plugin and please keep up the good work. Greetings to Denmark!

    Stefan

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  • + 1 for the h2 issue with TOC plugins. Rather make them to <span> or <p>

    Plugin Author Blaz K.

    (@blazk)

    Hi Stefan,

    thanks so much for your recommendations! It’s good to hear what users need because I’m mainly developing this plugin on the requests I get here 🙂

    1. By the bubble text, I think you mean tooltips and this feature actually hasn’t been yet fully developed. It only works if your theme is triggering tooltips with js. I think it’s a good idea to place “hover texts” under the stars. As for the mobile, I actually already have this on to-do list. I noticed this issue as well 🙂

    2. I’m not familiar with Matomo but I’ll look into it and see how to implement this feature 🙂

    3. I got several similar requests lately so I guess I have to do something in this direction 🙂 this is a high-priority thing and will probably be added in the next update.

    4. We can make paragraphs instead of headings but this will be as an option – “disable headings in rating widget”. If I hardcode this, users will have different style after the update and I can imagine that some won’t be happy about it 🙂

    Thanks for your recommendations @smik2002 and @jrgong. I really appreciate them

    Blaz

    Hi Blaz,

    thanks for this really quick reply.

    1. Yes, I mean tooltip 😉 Glad I am not the only one with this idea regarding the mobile user experience… Looking forward to the new versions.

    2. supercool!

    3. Yeah!

    4. This would be AWESOME! Maybe you could show the class name of the paragraph after activating the option, so styling would be easier. Or a field to insert custom css.

    <3

    Hi Blaz,

    here is some info about the event tracking with Matomo:

    https://matomo.org/docs/event-tracking/

    Seems to be not that complicated 😉

    Btw: If you need help translating the plugin to German – just ask. Would be happy to help.

    Stefan

    Plugin Author Blaz K.

    (@blazk)

    Hi Stefan,

    I’ll check out the Matomo documentation and it would be super great if you can translate the plugin to German 🙂 version 2.1.1 which I just released comes with the POT file for translations, if you prefer working with Poedit. I also added several features you requested in version 2.1.1:

    1. Descriptive ratings on hover: Tooltips are replaced by a changing text right under the stars.

    2. “Thank you” msg is shown after vote and interaction with the widget is not possible after vote as @jrgong suggested. The stars show new average rating if this feature is enabled (color the stars with average rating), otherwise they show rating which user casted. That’s because some people have option to hide average rating enabled and they don’t want the average rating to be seen.

    3. You can disable headings in settings for better compatibility with TOC plugins. You can still apply style to titles through the customize section.

    I left the mobile improvement and the Matomo compatibility for one of the future versions 🙂 it’s on to-do list 😉

    Blaz

    smik2002

    (@smik2002)

    Hi Blaz,

    the translation is ready. Is there a way I can test it in my blog befor I send it to you?

    Plugin Author Blaz K.

    (@blazk)

    Hi Stefan,

    it is possible to test translations but your website must be set to German in Settings -> General -> Site Language. So, you basically upload the translation files rate-my-post-de_DE.po and rate-my-post-de_DE.mo into languages folder of the plugin. Now, the plugin will pick German strings. Loco Translate is a great plugin to do minor changes afterwards. I must admit that the whole procedure is a bit complicated. If you decide to test, please also test frontend strings with the Multilingual website compatibility mode enabled.

    Blaz

    smik2002

    (@smik2002)

    Cooool. Will do some testing.
    Another thing: since the update I need 2 clicks to do the voting on mobile. It’s confusing 😎ðŸĪŠ

    Or am I doing anything wrong?

    Stefan

    jrgong

    (@jrgong)

    Another feature request for the future roadmap: Import/export settings 🙂

    Plugin Author Blaz K.

    (@blazk)

    @smik2002 I checked and on my test websites it works with one click 🙂 However, there is a small bug and on mobile the hover-color of stars does not disappear after vote (only if Color the stars in rating widget option is enabled) until you tap somewhere else. This will be fixed with a patch.

    @jrgong already on to-do list 🙂 but no ETA yet. Next major version will have AMP support and trending posts widget. Possibly also an option to display results on category pages.

    smik2002

    (@smik2002)

    Hi Blaz,

    Maybe you can try yourself on my page.

    https://www.parzelle94.de/2018/12/amaryllis-pflege-fragen-antworten/

    On mobile I always have to click two times… Very strange.

    How do I send you the translation files?

    Will do some more testing today but by the end of the day it should be ready.

    Plugin Author Blaz K.

    (@blazk)

    I tried on Chrome emulator as well as on my Android device (Chrome browser) and it works with one click 🙂 could it be browser- or device-specific? I unfortunately don’t have any device running iOS at home.

    Can you please share the translation files through https://wetransfer.com/ – choose link and then share the link here 🙂 I’ll add the files in the next update and give you credit 🙂 Thanks so much!

    smik2002

    (@smik2002)

    Hi Blaz,

    here are the language files – German beta 1.0 🙂 Couldn’t test the frontent strings on multilangual compatibility mode.

    https://we.tl/t-Aa1IvPBBWe

    The mobile issue: I have it on Safari and Firefox on iOS. Tested on iPad and iPhone, latest iOS version.

    Best,
    Stefan

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    Plugin Author Blaz K.

    (@blazk)

    Thanks Stefan, I’ll include the translations in the next version. I’ll also try to somehow debug the double click issue and patch it in the next version. Have to figure out how to simulate iOS 😀

    Douglas Ferraz

    (@douglasferraz89)

    Hi,

    German translations work in multilingual compatibility mode.

    I can translate the Portuguese plugin in the link

    https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/rate-my-post

    Is this working?

    Because I did not see any translation in progress in the project.

    About AMP, I’m curious to see how this will work on these pages because of javascript. A very feasible solution would be to allow the display of the ratings without voting and below a link for the user to click and be redirected to the normal page.

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