How can I use the "Criteria" settings to enhance my restaurant reviews?

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  • #6041

    Hello everyone!

    I looked through a few pages in this forum and didn’t find anything obviously related to the Criteria settings, so my apologies if this is ground that has been covered previously (I couldn’t find a search function in the forum to refine my search).

    Here’s my conundrum: I am unable to understand the capabilities of the Criteria settings.

    I have started my first restaurant review post, and I have been slowly improving it by using the preview post function in the post editor.

    However, when I mess with the Criteria settings, nothing changes.

    Perhaps I have misunderstood the function of the Criteria fields that can be toggled either universally (settings) or on a post-by-post basis. I was hoping to add lines to my reviews that allowed ratings for service, cleanliness, smoking vs non-smoking, etc. Am I going about this in the wrong way?

    Or are the Criteria settings geared towards assisting visitors to my website? Maybe they are search criteria that will help users find exactly what they’re looking for…?

  • #6044

    Hesham
    Keymaster

    Hi Christopher,

    Let me try to explain….

    First of all, you must fill the three fields (ID, Title and Rating) so that the criteria works.

    Once you save these criteria as an editor, the plugin will display them on Reviews types (Rating and Percentage), they won’t show on all types, but fields will be available in the reviews submission form (comment form) for your website visitors when they submit their reviews.

    In the plugin settings, you will find a way to register criteria fields and use them on new reviews (so you won’t need to enter them every time you publish a new review (the fields will be created automatically based on the default criteria you’ve defined in the plugin settings).

    At anyway, make sure you fill all the the fields (also when creating default criteria fields within the plugin settings) So, if you are not planning to display the Editor criteria (example: when using user aggregate reviews type). You can in this case fill each criteria rating field with a value of 50% or something)

    I hope this helps on making things more clear (also I am working on updating the new plugin documentation, so please take a minute to go though it.

    Let me know if you need more explanation.

  • #6062

    Thank you for your reply!

    I sort of figured it out, but the criteria sliders are not showing on the published reviews that I’ve posted to my site.

    I set up four default criteria, and they appear in most (but not all) of the post editors that I open. Do I also need to enter a random number in the percentage field in settings to get them to appear in my published reviews?

    Best regards,

    Christopher

  • #6063

    Hesham
    Keymaster

    Hi Christopher,

    Yes, you will need to fill all three fields (ID, Title, and the rating)

    Also so that you know, the sliders and star rating functionality will not show for the page/post author, so if you are logged in to your account you won’t see it, make sure you are logged out.

  • #6064

    Thank you for your prompt reply.

    I will use the advice that you gave me and see if I can figure it out.

    Best regards,

    Christopher

  • #6169

    I checked my site, Shochu Pro, from a number of IP addresses (not logged in, of course), and the sliders have not appeared. I made sure to fill in all of the fields, but still no luck.

    Please let me know if there’s something else that I might be doing wrong.

    Best regards,

    CP

  • #6191

    Hesham
    Keymaster

    Hi Christopher,

    Maybe open a support ticket within your account and I will check your website.

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