Try out our new rating widget!

Lenny

We have been playing around with a new rating widget for the past few weeks here at PollDaddy HQ and we reckon its time to give it a public showing. Before I continue, this is very much a beta feature and there will be the inevitable few bugs cropping up so its not just ready for prime time yet. When you log into your PollDaddy account you should see a new option in the account menu for ‘Ratings’.  Here you can create a couple of different types of rating widgets as shown below…

You can create a star rating…

and you can also create a nero style rating…

As with all of our widgets, the ratings will be fully customizable to suit your needs. You can find a full low down on how all of this is going to work over on…

http://support.polldaddy.com/rating-widget/

We really need your help in making this a useful tool so please send any comments, suggestions or bugs to our support folks.

Lenny
PollDaddy.com

28 thoughts on “Try out our new rating widget!

  1. I like this widget. The only thing is that if we wanted to use this, say on every post in one of our blogs, we’d have to create a new widget every time. It would be nice if you could easily create instances of the same widget just by copying and pasting code.

    Anyhow, keep up the good work!

    David

  2. Hi David,

    No problem. You can use the same rating widget for all of your blog posts. Just ensure that you give each instance a different unique_id in the embed code. If you are using WordPress then we have a plugin coming in the next week or so that will manage all of this for you.

  3. I’m thrilled to see this feature. I know PollDaddy will do a great job with this. Before I implement this on my site, can you give me an idea of if there will be costs involved, maybe in the future? Are there plans to impose limitations or include PollDaddy branding on the ratings widget?

  4. I run a WPMU+Buddypress community. I believe that there are free plugins available (like Wp-Postratings) that work well with this setup. Can you mention what additional features your rating plugin for wordpress would provide?

  5. @kunal Wp-Postratings is a super plugin, and has some different features to ours. I think ours might be visually more customizable and we will be working to add more new features over time.

  6. I like and would use it. But I think you should give an option to not show how many times something was rating and maybe just show a percentage if you want…

  7. Are there any plans to offer a 10-star rating widget? I can’t locate one anywhere on the web–it would be great to see PollDaddy get one up and going! Thanks for your widgets and polls! ~Melissa

  8. I’m trying this plugin for my WordPress.org install on my own site and there is no sign of any rating option showing up for any post or page. Both are enabled and I’ve gone through the advanced options. Running WP 2.9.1. Am I missing something? Would I have to add it into my theme pages somewhere? Like the single-post or index pages? And if I do, what do I add? I really feel like I’m missing something here.

    1. Hi, some themes are not display the ratings, because they are using an alternative way of displaying the posts to the standard themes. If you get in touch with support with this problem and we will be do our best to help you out.

  9. Thank you for the reply Eoin. I believe I may have fixed it while fixing something else. My wordpress.com stats plugin wasn’t working either. Turned out to be missing a call to wp_footer. After I added this in the Footer file, the ratings showed up.

  10. How many times does the star rating system let the same computer (person) vote??? In other words can the same computer keep voting?

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