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How to add a voting system to your WordPress website

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In a previous tutorial, I showed you how to add a voting system on WordPress. But the latter only covered items. Today I will show you how to add a voting system to your WordPress blog or website.

But before you start, take the time to take a look at How to install a WordPress theme

Then, mlet's get to work!

How to install and configure the "Rating-Widget" plugin

This is of course what to do first. I invite you to do it From your dashboard. But you can also download the plugin in the form of ZIP file from

add a voting system on WordPress

Once it's done, a new menu " RatingWidget Will be added to your dashboard. Clicking on it will take you to the plugin activation page.

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rating-widget menu

On this page, you just need to fill in some information about yourself to create a new account. Once it's done, click on " Activate Account ».

add a voting system on WordPress. - activation-of-the-rating-widget-account

Once this is done, you will notice that new menus will be added to the large menu " RatingWidget ».


Clicking on " Settings You will go to the plugin settings page. This page consists of several tabs.

  • The tab « Blog Posts Brings together the options from the articles page.
  • The tab « Front Page Posts »Gathers the options of the blog home page
  • The tab « Comments »Gathers feedback options
  • The tab « Page Brings together the options on the pages.

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These tabs are quite similar, the differences are quite subtle. On each tab, you can customize the appearance of the vote buttons, their size, type, etc.


You will also be able to configure the visibility of the buttons for the visitors who are not connected, but also the different locations where the voting buttons will be displayed.

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User-vote-bracing visibility

For articles, you can define the categories where the vote buttons will be displayed.

You can also activate the vote buttons on comments, choose a theme, its background and accessibility.

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By viewing your blog, you will now be able to see the dynamic voting buttons (le vote is done directly without the page being refreshed).

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Before we leave

You should know that there is a premium version of the plugin. This version adds the " rich snippets "Can be used by the search engine Google so that the votes are also displayed on the pages of results of the search engines.


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Here ! That's it for this tutorial on adding a voting system in WordPress. Do not hesitate to share with your friends on your favorite social networks

However, you will also be able to consult our resources, if you need more elements to carry out your projects of creation of Internet sites, by consulting our guide on the WordPress blog creation.

If you have suggestions or remarks, leave them in our section Comments.


This article features 4 comments

  1. Hello,
    very good tutorial!
    This plugin seems to meet my needs, but, is it possible to adapt it to several sections and different votes?

    Let me explain, I have a directory site, and I would like to put this system on each establishment.
    Will the votes be quite distinct ?.

    Thanking you

  2. Hello,
    very good tutorial!
    This polugin seems to correspond to my need, but, is it possible to adapt it to several sections and different votes?

    jez explains to me, I have a directory site, and I would like to put this system on each establishment.
    Will the votes be quite distinct ?.

    Thanking you

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