WP-PostRatings Up/Down Ratings

Many of you guys requested the up/down or some call it thumbs up/thumbs down feature in WP-PostRatings. I am proud to say that along side with the default rating styles, you can have the up/down ratings easily and on top of that you can have custom image for each individual rating. So what that means is that, if you want to have 5 different images for 5 different type of ratings instead of the same old 5 repetitive stars, now you can.

I have also make it compatible with WP-Cache, thanks to the code provided by Nir Aides. This time there is a huge modification to the core code and I need beta testers for this. If anyone of you guys is interested, drop me an email @ gamerz84 AT hotmail DOT com.

Thank you.

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24 thoughts on “WP-PostRatings Up/Down Ratings”

  1. Sorry but I think it’s misunderstood , What I mean is there any version released for WP-PostRatings Up/Down Rating beta testing? The link you wrote is for downloadmanager..

  2. How can I place the rating popup text location? sometimes the cursors gets over the text as I hover over the stars, in my case I edited your code and placed some spaces so each star comment appears under the text that is beside the starts, is there another way to do that without editing your html? You can check what I min in my new site, hover over the star and see where the text appears. http://www.perraco.com

  3. I’m checking the 1.20 beta 1, and I’ve found that so far it doesn’t validate in HTML transitional 1.0, I got this error on a validation:

  4. this site is using 1.20 beta and it validates fine. It is definitely your theme problem or a plugin conflict because it works fine for this site. And the reason it does not validate your site, is for some reasons it add some in front of the postratings code.

  5. Hi again, you are correct, it was a problem in my theme but in the way I implemented the the “the_ratings()” code, I wanted to have the text smaller so what I did is to enclose the ratings call with in a “span” setting a samller font, the span is typed correctly because when I change the contents calling the ratings by a normal text it validates correctly, so seems I can’t enclose it, I will try to change the font size within the settings on the admin panel.

  6. Testing wp-ratings a bit more and mentioning that I’m actually a firefox user, I found out that the hovering and loading of the images is not smooth under IE6, there is a small delay between the hover and the viewing of the hot image making it a bit weird, I think it actually loads the images form the server all the time while hovering instead of using the cached ones. I tried that in my template and also in this very site, I think the hover css option is not suported under IE6 but there must a hack for it no?

  7. erm, the hovering images are suppose to be preloaded by javascript, I have no IE6 so I can’t test it. But I developed this plugin with IE6 at first.

  8. So I’ve found out after some research that IE6 has a bug on the mouseover where though it should cache images it actually fails and downloads them all the time, testing under firefox and IE6 in my home computer doesn’t show any problem but when I test it under IE6 on a remote server then the slowness of the hovering is very considerable. I’m trying to find a fix for that bug that could be applied to the ratings plugin.

  9. Also I’ve found that the problem started from the IE6 SP1, I found many pages giving different solutions though some people say some of these solutions don’t work for them, here there is one under the section talking about the caching, it says that absolute paths won’t work but I don’t know how to apply that to test it on the plugin:


  10. sanchiski: Sorry, but I am going to forgo IE6 because I got no computers that is running on IE6. And IE6 is really a problematic browser. If you found a fix, I will gladly add it in.

  11. Hello is there a way i can use this script not to rank post but to vote users?
    i mean i can give a vote to a post (star) i can give a vote to a comment (comment karma) but i can’t give a vote to the commenter so he can ve a sort of “trust level”

    Do u’ve any idea?

  12. On the file “postratings-css.css” under the tag “.post-ratings” the next 3 lines brake CSS validation:

    filter: alpha(opacity=100);
    -moz-opacity: 1;
    opacity: 1;

    I removed them and nothing seems to change, is there something that would happen that I can’t see when these 3 lines are removed? Or is it save to do it so.

  13. Hi! Very nice plugin.
    My problem is (i hope only on my computer): the Internet Explorer. I’m using the IE 7.
    There are no stars displayed! There is only “%RATINGS_IMAGES%”. In FireFox it works perfect! And in your blog the rating is working with IE, too. I don’t know, what i’m doing wrong. Do you have any suggetions? Help me! 🙂

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