This plugin is available in two editions: Pro and Lite. Lite edition is based on the Pro edition, but it doesn't include all the features that Pro edition has. Lite edition is available for download for free from WordPress.org repository. To see the differences between these edition, check out this Lite vs. Pro article.
First released3 years, 9 months ago
The Rating Plugin
Ultimate plugin for implementing ratings for WordPress content, terms, users or anything else, with multiple rating methods, features and addons and more
The plugin has addons architecture built-in to allow you to expand the plugin using additional and optional (free and premium) addons.
Plugin dashboard is the starting point for getting quick information about votes, active rating types and methods and much more.
Free and Pro addons
Pro version includes 15+ extensions/addons, with many more addons available for download, some free and some premium.
Stars Rating and Review
Main rating method is Stars Rating (with Review method used for post author reviews) with a lot of customization options.
Slider Rating and Review
Ratings (and author reviews) can be made using custom built slider control, with a lot of settings to customize the slider available.
This rating method uses simpler rating allowing users to give thumbs up or down rating, with a lot of customization features.
Like is the simplest rating method available, but with a lot of options for easy styling and configuration available.
Complex rating method that allows you to create your own sets of emotion based elements for your users to choose from.
Many Rating Types
Plugin starts with a lot of rating types, and allows you to define your own types. Each rating items belong to one rating type.
All plugin settings, settings for rating methods and addons are available on the centralized Settings panel with easy to use options.
All rating methods and some addons rules can be modified for each rating item to override global settings.
Settings via Metabox
For all posts, plugin adds metabox that can be used to make additional changes to some of the plugin settings for each post.
You can integrate ratings into your website using automated tools, widgets, shortcodes or with direct integration into theme templates with functions
Each rating method adds two widgets: one for single rating block, and the other for ratings list, for total of 14 widgets.
Each rating method adds 3 shortcodes: current post, any post and ratings list, for a total of 21 shortcodes with a lot of attributes
Plugin adds a lot of functions for adding rating blocks, showing list, getting various data for items and users and much more.
WP Query Integration
Plugin can be used to modify WP Query to sort posts by ratings. Same thing can be done with comments query object.
Most of the things plugin displays are done using templates, and each method has various layouts for each rating method.
You can override existing templates or add your own, and make changes you need to the rating blocks layouts.
Features as Addons
To maximize the plugin performance, most of the features can be disabled if not used, and they are all implemented as addons built into the plugin core.
Easy to use mothod for adding rating blocks into posts content, for all post types, for main query and single posts/pages.
Easy way to add rating block into comment content. You can add all rating methods block to place it inside the comment content.
This addon enables support for showing accurate ratings even when the website pages and content are cached using any cache plugin.
This addon will generate rich snippet based on Schema.org specification used by Google to get ratings for search engine results.
With this addon plugin can add simple rating only results into various feed types: RSS, Google AMP, Facebook Instant Articles…
Shortcake UI Support
This addon adds support for the Shortcake Shortcode UI plugin for visual adding and editing for all available plugin shortcodes.
Automatically synchronize rating data into the WordPress postmeta table. You can select rating methods and even use rules.
WP REST API
Read only support for getting ratings from any rating item using the WP REST API. More features are expected in the future version.
This addon adds easy method for integration of ratings into the bbPress forums topics and replies, and additional rating topics views.
Developer oriented addon for implementing tooltips into the templates for all rating methods to show rating blocks or anything else.
This addon will add new method for calculating the rating, using the Bayesian method for better statistical estimation of the rating.
Easy to use editor feature that allows you to change any rating from the admin side, currently supporting most of the available methods.
Get information about each vote logged based on the IP address (using external service) to establish geographic location for all voters.
This addon register new entity for BuddyPress and 2 rating types: Activity and Group. And, automatically add rating blocks for each activity.
This addon will send instant email notifications to administrator (and custom emails) when a vote is logged with additional settings and control.
Detect visitor device, client software, and operating system. It can control what bots visitor sees, and save various client and device information.
Show the dummy ratings for posts without sufficient number of logged votes, you can adjust votes and ratings. For display purposes only.
Add various administrators only controls for easier use of the plugin. Currently, includes WordPress dashboard widget and toolbar menu.
Rating in Rich Snippets
Structured Data or Rich Snippets are used by search engines, and GD Rating System Pro includes advanced snippets implementation
Global and post settings
Rich snippets have global settings, including setup for each post type, but, you have more detailed settings for individual posts.
Format and Ratings
Snippets can be generated as JSON-LD or microdata, and you can select which rating and review methods you can use for every post.
Plugin includes several predefined snippet types, and each type has own settings, including support for rating methods and data.
Snippet for product allows you to define various product information, including list of offers with prices and availablity.
Snippet for review allows you to have only review snippet wrapped around the custom snippet type representing reviewd item.
Expand with addons
Search engines support hundreds of snippets, and plugin allows adding more rich snippet types, with own settings and interface.
Tools and Transfer
Plugin includes several tools to deal with data, review the templates, transfer data from other plugins (including our old GD Star Rating plugin) and more
List all Rating Items
Panel listing all registered rating items with overview of all rating methods ratings, options to clear or delete ratings.
Detailed log of all votes with options to remove and edit votes (using Editor addon), and get all other votes related data.
Transfer from GD Star Rating
The plugin can transfer all data from the old GD Star Rating plugin, including review ratings, thumbs and multi stars sets and ratings.
Transfer from other plugins
The plugin can import rating data from: WP PostRating, Yet Another Star Rating (aka YASR) and KK Star Ratings plugins.
If you make changes to number of stars or other settings, data can get out of sync, and this tool will recalculate it.
Panel shows all the templates plugin can use from all the registered templates locations, grouped by the rating method and type.
Very simple tool listing all the database tables added by GD Rating System, with information about engine used, records and size.
All global plugin settings and all the settings rules can be exported into the file, and later imported back from that file.
Get more addons
To expand the plugin even more, you can get addons for it, some addons are free with Pro license, and some are premium addons that can be purchased
Expanding the plugin can be done with additional external addons installed as plugins. Some of the addons are free with the Pro license for GD Rating System (Code Builder, Comment Form and EmojiOne Pack), and some are premium addons available as separate purchases (User Reviews, Multi Ratings and more graphics packs).
Quick Features Overview
Here is the quick overview of all plugin features
- Addons Architecture
- Multiple rating methods
- Multiple rating entities and types
- Method: Stars Rating
- Method: Stars Review
- Method: Slider Rating
- Method: Slider Review
- Method: Thumbs Rating
- Method: Like This
- Method: Emote This
- Global plugin settings
- WP Query intgration
- Sort posts by ratings
- Sort comments by ratings
- Settings rules for rating methods
- Settings rules for some addons
- Database and object caching
- Addon: Dynamic Load
- Addon: Posts
- Addon: Comments
- Addon: Rich Snippets
- Addon: Feeds
- Addon: Shortcake
- Addon: bbPress
- Addon: BuddyPress
- Addon: Bayesian Ratings
- Addon: WP Rest API
- Addon: Dummy Data
- Addon: GEO Location
- Addon: Admin Enhancer
- Addon: Editor
- Addon: Client Detection
- Addon: Tooltip
- Addon: Instant Notify
- 10+ Widgets
- 20+ Shortcodes
- Integration functions
- Developer filters and actions
- Rendering templates
- Override templates in theme
- Add own templates
- Transfer data: GD Star Rating
- Transfer data: KK Star Ratings
- Transfer data: YASR
- Transfer data: WP PostRatings
- Main dashboard panel
- Dashboard: list of recent votes
- Dashboard: basic statistics
- Admin side: rating items list
- Admin side: all votes log
- Delete and clear ratings
- Delete individual votes
- Metabox for posts and post types
- Metabox: override placement
- Metabox: review rating values
- Metabox: rich snippets control
- Metabox: extra tabs with settings
- WordPress like about panel
- Overview of external addons
- Information about database
- Information about templates
- Export/Import settings
- Recalculate ratings
- Uninstall or reset plugin
Plugin Lite Edition
Lite edition is available on WordPress.org.Get the Lite version
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