Most plugin features are built as addons and included with plugin. You can disable addons you don’t want to use, to improve plugin performance. Pro version has 12 addons in version 1.1.
Plugin uses templates similar to theme templates, to display rating blocks or list. Templates can be customized and styled through the theme, and you can add more custom templates.
The plugin as 5 rating methods: Stars Rating, Stars Review, Thumbs Rating, Like This and Emote This. These methods can use different display elements (images, text, font icons). Depending on the method and display elements choice, you can configure size, colors and other things.
Using CSS and rendering templates, you can display rating blocks and rating lists in any way you want to make sure they fit well with your website look and feel.
Plugin keeps detailed logs of all recorded votes. You have two grids, one with all rating items with summary of ratings for all available rating methods, and the other grid shows log of all recorded votes and actions. This includes IP, detected client device and browser and more. You can even get GEO located information for each vote.
Both grids allow you to filter out data based on different criteria: vote date (periods), rating entities and types, user or item. One of the built-in addons is made as editor for recorded votes.
GD Rating System works with all cache plugins and using Dynamic Load addon it can use AJAX to load rating blocks, and avoid problems with cached HTML pages and wrong ratings.
Plugin can generate rich snippets for ratings and reviews for single posts and pages using Microdata based on Google and Schema.org specification. It works with all rating methods.
Plugin includes widgets and shortcodes for each rating method to add rating blocks or rating lists with custom styling. Shortcodes support use of Shortcake Shortcodes UI plugin.
Plugin supports WP REST API, and adds read only endpoints to get ratings for individual items or perform search to return sorted list of rating objects for any rating method.
GD Rating System can import old rating data from GD Star Rating and other popular rating plugins. There are different modes of transfer for all supported rating methods.
Plugin also includes tools to remove plugin settings and data, recheck all the settings, templates and database tables, export all plugins settings and import them from text file.
Web accessibility is increasingly important factor in web development, and with the accessibility support you are making sure that people with disablities are able to use your website. Developing for accessibility is one of the priorities on Dev4Press, and we are using WCAG guidelines and approved tools to test our plugins and improve accessibility for on both admin side and the front end (for plugins with front end controlls and features).
Plugin Accessibility Status
Front End Accessibility: Yes
Admin Side Accessibility: Yes
All Dev4Press premium plugins have set of easy to use tools to export all plugin settings into file with PHP serialization. And, you can export settings from that file. This way you can keep your settings safe, or transfer settings from one website to another.
All our plugins are compatible with all popular internet browsers. This includes Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, MS Internet Explorer (version 9 and higher), all tested across different operating systems and desktop and mobile devices.
All Dev4Press premium plugins are constantly developed, and will receive regular updates to fix reported bugs, fix any security issues, enhance and improve every aspect for plugins. And using our Updater plugin you can update directly from WordPress.
All Dev4Press premium plugins have WordPress standard PO/MO translation system implemented, making it easy to translate into any language. Depending on the plugin, translations can be split into two or more files for easier translations handing.
All Dev4Press premium plugins are coded using best coding practices, with code tested for all potential security problems. We are constantly working on maintaining full WordPress compatibility and highest level of security for all our products.
One of our primary goals is to provide best support possible. This includes active support forum, priority support (for developer license) and ever expanding knowledge base and FAQ to ensure that you get all the information you need for our plugins.
If you need help with the plugin or to report problems, use support forums.Support Forum