Best rating star plugin (for visitor) for wordpress ?

by rdvby
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Hi. I am looking to buy a rating star plugin for my visitors to rate posts and that support google rich snippets.

- for unlimited sites licence, no recurring payment if possible ?
- there is any wso product for this ?

I found :

- WP Seo Booster Pro plugin from wpsocial (but it has yearly plan, and a tried free version, stars too big, not costumizable, is leaving a lot of space in my posts)
- Purple Heart Rating Plugin, one time fee
- ... you tell me.

Thanks for help.

Update : i use Purple Heart Rating Plugin.
#plugin #rating #star #visitor #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Carlin
    kk star ratings

    Hands down easiest/best looking snippet ratings plugin. And it's free :
    WordPress › kk Star Ratings « WordPress Plugins
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  • Profile picture of the author rdvby
    Thanks, I knew that, but seem that is very buggy. Beside has a vulnerability that can post multiple times that is reported and not fixed. People reported few other issues and is not updated. This is why i look over premium versions, seems better.
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  • Profile picture of the author RandySwanston
    Originally Posted by rdvby View Post

    Hi. I am looking to buy a rating star plugin for my visitors to rate posts and that support google rich snippets.

    - for unlimited sites licence, no recurring payment if possible ?
    - there is any wso product for this ?

    I found :

    - WP Seo Booster Pro plugin from wpsocial (but it has yearly plan, and a tried free version, stars too big, not costumizable, is leaving a lot of space in my posts)
    - Purple Heart Rating Plugin, one time fee apparently but don't know if is for unlimited sites (waiting for an answer...)
    - ... you tell me.

    Thanks for help.
    Hey, try Gd Star Rating plugin, WordPress › GD Star Rating « WordPress Plugins its one of the best in its category, actually they support both free and paid versions and its very easy yo use. I am using the free version on one of my WP site.
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  • Profile picture of the author FlamingWolf
    Personally I go for kk Star Rating: by far it appears to be the easiest of all. However, I never tried Purple Heart, so I don't know for sure if it's a good alternative or not.
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    • Profile picture of the author rdvby
      I already have GD Star Rating... but if you use it, you didn't noticed the issues ? Check your posts indexed by google. Many of them will have , loading icon, strange characters, [129.02.121] this kind of things, before meta description. Is not just me.

      Sample from gd star rating, indexed post :

      17 hours ago – VN:F [1.9.22_1171]. please wait... Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast).

      so gd star is not an option anymore... plus, banning ip option it has is not working... you can't always add banned ips, just saying... still, the main issue is definetely the indexed. VN:F [1.9.22_1171] (google this...)

      so, for now in the market, mainly there are only considered :

      - wp seo booster (29 usd yearly)
      - purple star plugin (19 euro one time fee)
      - kk Star Rating (free)
      - Rating-Widget 1.8.2 (8.99 $ domain / month) ?
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  • Profile picture of the author seoace
    I use GD Star Rating.
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    Who else needs a SEO Client Dashboard for their SEO services ?
    Let your clients monitor their SEO campaigns (Rankings, Backlinks and Work Done)
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  • Profile picture of the author rdvby
    GD Star ? Maybe looks good on site, but look in google!

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  • Profile picture of the author rdvby
    I use now Purple Heart Rating Plugin :

    I decided and after I had a question to support (kind and fast replied) asking a feature I got from them premium version, is awsome, i like it.

    - easily customizable
    - i can now migrate from GD Star Rating and import existing ratings.
    - good support
    - guaranteed updates, beeing a premium plugin and dedicated team.

    * why updates are needed when you get a plugin ? think about updating wp or google change things, you need to be updated or fixed and this will do it.

    http://wp-buddy.com/products/plugins...dpress-plugin/
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  • Profile picture of the author Rehmat
    Don't use GD Star Rating plugin as it will overload your databases in addition to several other harms. View this list. It may help you understand which plugin is best for you.. 4 Top WordPress Plugins for Adding Star Ratings to Blogs
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