August 12, 2013 at 3:29 am #2294
Just wondering which shortcode (or code?) to use to show the ratings like you’ve shown on your test site on this page: http://wpleaders.com/plugins/
… I tried using the recent_reviews shortcode, but it just shows a link and nothing else – is this right?
August 12, 2013 at 3:35 am #2295
This is a widget called the Top Rated Reviews, please find it in the WordPress widgets page.
P.S. You may need to create a new widget area via your theme do show on top of a specific page or archive page to display this widget.
October 10, 2013 at 5:44 pm #2705
I am trying to do the same thing. The problem however is I can’t have the widget display reviews from 1 category like that site does (i.e. on the plugins page it only shows plugin reviews). How can I get it to only show reviews from that specific category. Thanks.
October 12, 2013 at 1:48 pm #2709
On that plugin page is shows only “plugin reviews” because I have a Custom Post Type called plugins, and I set the widget to display posts from that Custom Post Type (so it’s not a category).
I will be looking at adding categories in future update.
October 28, 2013 at 8:04 pm #2841
Maybe this is more of a WordPress question, but how can I get the ability to change the post type pull down option in the top rated reviews widget on specific pages and posts? It seems like you’ve had to do something similar to get the top rated reviews to show different results for “Plugins, Themes and Hosting on WpLeaders.com.
October 31, 2013 at 6:59 pm #2857
January 17, 2014 at 2:25 pm #3288
Hi Matt or Hesham, I am trying to figure out how to get the stars posted the way you do using the short code.
[ratingbox id=post_id panel=yes author=no price=no modified=no published=no summary=no image=no]
Where you replace post_id by the id of your review post.
What is the “post_id” I’ve tried the name and link and nothings worked
January 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm #3290
February 27, 2014 at 10:11 pm #3523
Just back to the original question and your answer, regarding a widget area in a page. Once I create my widget area can I specify which specific page the widget is to be displayed on and after I create my custom post types I can then specify which review posts to display, correct?
I ask this as we currently have 3 distinct review categories and I want to set up a number of pages, each page showing, via the widget, only those reviews in that category.
February 28, 2014 at 9:56 am #3531
Yes, you create a page, then use the widget on that page, the widget will allow you to choose which category or custom post type to display reviews from.
A better way is to add your widget at the top of the Custom Post Type Archive page, in this case if you have 3 custom post types, then you will need to create three different widget holders for each archive pages.
I hope this makes sense.
P.S. In the near future I will be working on a shortcode to be used instead of the widget, this will make things more easier.
February 28, 2014 at 10:59 am #3533
Thank you again for your prompt response!
Yes it does make sense.
And the shortcode option sounds fantastic, if there is anything I can do to help let me know as I think this would be a great feature for a future release.
All the best
February 28, 2014 at 4:45 pm #3535
Thanks a lot, I appreciate it.
March 3, 2014 at 10:33 pm #3601
Just a followup
Another way to do this without having to custom code the php file to create a widget area in page or create custom posts, would be to use the “Widgetize Pages Light” plugin from OTW Themes.
Being a newbie, this has turned out to be a great simple solution for me, once installed and a new widget area created, I added your “Top rated reviews” widget and was able to simply add the category I wanted to display. The shortcode for the new widget area was added to my page and it displays perfectly, exactly like your page http://wpleaders.com/plugins/
It may not have the backend versatility that some require, but it is a simple solution that other users like Matt, Logan or others could use could use to achieve the same visual results as you have.
March 5, 2014 at 7:34 pm #3617
Thanks John for your input, I really appreciate it.
I hope to make this more easy in the future.
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