I am so excited to show you a sneak peak of the new plugin that I will be releasing soon to all members of AuthorhReview.com site. The new plugin introduces author/visitor reviews and rating to WordPress sites, allowing you to build an amazing product and affiliate reviews site. Building such site just became more easier.
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WordPress Reviews plugin
As you may know, the Author hReview plugin was created with the “editor or author of the review” in mind, so this means the author review the product and set a meaningful rating for it based on her/his personal experience or point of view. So, at this time there is no interaction by visitors or readers of the review rather than adding a comment.
In the new WordPress Reviews plugin, I’ve adopted all Author hReview functionality, and added an extra layer of possibilities.
I will introduce (author + visitors) reviews and rating, which means authors can write a review (or maybe introduce a product on the site), and visitors can submit their reviews and also rate the product based on their own experience and knowledge of that particular product.
The site admin (You) have the choice to select which rating -or average of ratings- to introduce to search engine (author rating or visitor rating), the WordPress Reviews plugin will make the required Rich Snippets available to search engines. So you have control over it based on the plugin settings, and/or -of course- per review settings.
User Review Settings
I had to add a new section to in the plugin main settings page to control user/visitor ratings, and other options.
New Rating Box
As you can see below, this is how the new rating box looks like:
I put together this functionality in a separate plugin, I call it the WordPress Reviews plugin, this to make it possible for members who don’t plan to use this functionality to just keep using the Author hReview plugin, and practically they can switch between any of the two plugins any time, and keep maintain review data. (And, yes.. if you are wondering, it works on Custom Post Types).
Let me know what you think, what features you want to see in the beta release.