MultiRatings and Reviews Add-on Overview

Introduction

With our slick reviews and ratings manager you can turn your site into a professional reviews directory. No hassle!

In a process similar to that used by TripAdvisor, visitors rate the overall performance for each business, then fine-tune their rating with as many individual ratings – multi-ratings – as you choose.

Quality, price, cleanliness, friendliness – there is no limit to the criteria you can apply and they can be different for each category. If you choose, users can upload photos to illustrate their review too!

Users can upvote or downvote reviews via “like” and “dislike” buttons. Switch voting on or off as you choose.

Take it further with Custom Post Types

If you have the GeoDirectory Custom Post Types add-on installed, you can set different rating and reviews options for each post type and its categories.

Installation

  1. Visit wpgeodirectory.com ( Buy a subscription if Required )
  2. Navigate to My Account > Downloads ( Login if Required )
  3. Download Geodir Review Rating Manager zip file.
  4. Go to your WordPress site dashboard, Navigate to  Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin
  5. Browse and Upload the zip file you downloaded from wpgeodirectory.com
  6. Activate the plugin.

Configuration

This plugin creates two new tabs in GeoDirectory settings page.

  1. MultiRatings
  2. Reviews

You will be automatically redirected to MultiRatings setting page, after plugin activation.

General Tab

General Settings

  1. Enable multirating:
    1. Enable multirating for comment on post.
    2. When Disabled
      1. mrdisabled
    3. When enabled
      1. mrenabled
  2. Enable comment images upload:
    1. Enable upload images in comments for a post.
    2. When enabled
      1. imguploadenabled
  3. Enable review on comments:
    1. Let’s users rate comments useful or not.
    2. When disabled
      1. likedislikedisabled
    3. When enabled
      1. likedislike
  4. Enable comment list sorting:
    1. Enable comment list sorting.
    2. When enabled
      1. sorting
  5. Hide rating stars summary on detail page:
    1. Hide rating stars summary on the detail page sidebar.
    2. Note: This will break Google rich snippets for reviews
    3. When disabled
      1. ratingsummarybefore
    4. When enabled
      1. ratingsummaryafter
  6. Disable mandatory rating star:
    1. Disable mandatory rating stars for multiratings.
    2. This will allow to post review without select rating stars for multiratings.
    3. When disabled
      1. ratingmandatory
    4. When enabled
      1. Error validation will be disabled for Rate this Place individually for: part.

Overall Rating Tab

Overall Rating Settings

  1. Overall rating image
    1. This image will be used as rating image
    2. Note: Always use a transparent image. Click here to see a sample transparent rating image. Save this image in you computer to see it.
    3. If transparent image not used, then Overall rating color code option will not work.
  2. Overall rating image for featured listing:
    1. This image will be used as rating image for featured listing.
    2. If no image, then it will fallback to Overall rating image
  3. Overall rating color code
    1. This color code will be used as rating color.
    2. Note: You must use a transparent image, if you are planning to use color option.
  4. Overall rating color code for featured listing:
    1. This color code will be used as rating color for featured listing.
    2. When no option set, it will fallback to Overall rating color code
  5. Overall rating setting score
    1. How many rating Icons you need?
    2. Default value: 5
    3. Overall rating score text options depends on this value.
  6. Overall rating score text.
    1.  What is the text you want to display when someone hover over the rating icons?
      • 1 Star Text  – Text to display for 1 Star  – Default : Terrible
      • 2 Star Text  – Text to display for 2 Stars  – Default : Poor
      • 3 Star Text  – Text to display for 3 Stars – Default : Average
      • 4 Star Text  – Text to display for 4 Stars  – Default : Very Good
      • 5 Star Text  – Text to display for 5 Stars  – Default : Excellent

Rating Styles Tab

Manage Rating Styles

  1. Title
    1. Style title
  2. Rating score (default 5)
    1. How many rating Icons you need?
    2. Default value: 5
    3. Rating text options depends on this value.
  3. Rating text
    • 1 Star Text  – Text to display for 1 Star  – Example : Terrible
    • 2 Star Text  – Text to display for 2 Stars  – Example : Poor
    • 3 Star Text  – Text to display for 3 Stars – Example : Average
    • 4 Star Text  – Text to display for 4 Stars  – Example : Very Good
    • 5 Star Text  – Text to display for 5 Stars  – Example : Excellent
  4. Rating off image.
    1. This image will be used as rating image
    2. Note: Always use a transparent image. Click here to see a sample transparent rating image. Save this image in you computer to see it.
  5. Rating color
    1. This color code will be used as rating color.
    2. Note: You must use a transparent image, if you are planning to use color option

Create Ratings Tab

Create Ratings

  1. Select multirating style
    1. Select a multi rating style.
    2. The options available here are coming Rating Styles Tab
  2. Rating title
    1. The rating title
    2. title
  3. Showing method
    1. Show star
      1. saveasrating
    2. Show dropdown
      1. showasdropdown
  4. Select post type
    1. Select post types, where you would like to display the current rating

Like / Unlike Icons Tab

Manage Like / Unlike Icons

  1. Review like image
    1. The icon will be used here.
    2. like
  2. Review unlike image
    1. The icon will be used here.
    2. displike