Engage with Your Readers and Rate Articles using WordPress Rating Plugins


Engaging with your fellow bloggers and readers is a key to blogging success. So, providing great content alone doesn’t help, you also need a little bit of readers participation which encourages you to provide more content. Today we are going to see some WordPress plugins which helps your readers to get involved in your post by rating your articles.

You might have seen on many blog post and websites, where they have symbols like thumbs up/down or stars displayed to rate the articles. Yes, today we are going to see how to use the rating plugins and make your readers to get more involved in your post.

1. Facebook Like WordPress Plugin

You can use Facebook like button on your WordPress blogs using this plugin. To know the full review about this plugin, you can go here.

2. GD Star Rating plugin

This plugin allows you to set up rating system for pages, comments, posts in your blog and also it has many options for displaying the rating stars in your sidebar etc. If you go for advanced settings where you have thumbs based ratings, Data prefetch and caching, Internal css optimization etc.

3. WP PostRatings

Adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page. Here are some tips and tricks for Wp-PostRatings plugin.

4. LikeBot

The LikeBot-button automatically inject itself below your content showing a thumbs up/down picture. So that, if your readers like the content, they can click the thumbs up button to vote. No of votes will be shown there.

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  1. Netchunks says:

    My favourites are GD Star and Likebot even though the others are good too
    .-= Netchunks´s last blog ..Blog Buzzer – Get Your Blog Posts Indexed Faster =-.

  2. chalikovas says:

    good i like it,.

  3. David says:

    You got the best of them! However, I’m looking for a plugin to rate multiple items, on a post. GD star rating plugin could solve the problem, but it would mean the user would have to vote for each option all at once at the bottom of the post. I’m looking to have the user vote on images/vids/and custom fields throughout each post. Any ideas?

    As of now, I’ve hacked WP-post ratings and that’s doing the trick, very well actually. However, it has the potential to break a few months/years down the road, so I’d prefer to find a more robust solution. Thanks!


    • Hello david,

      I have got your requirements, will check out any plugin with same function. Will let you know soon.

      • David says:

        Thanks for the quick reply! I’d love to find a wordpress plugin to keep things a lot simpler, but if you come up empty, I’ll probably labor through making a jQuery plugin work (I’m not terribly adept at it yet). I’ve seen a plethora of good options out there. Thanks again!

  4. cathy says:

    I was looking for a similar thing as David–I want viewers to be able to rate multiple companies in a list on one page in WordPress. Any options out there?

    • David says:

      I’m guessing you’ve found something by now, but there are a lot of Ajax & jQuery plugins that do the job effectively. I’m now trying to tie it in with some other plugins so that based on ratings, other plugins do their jobs. But I have a few other priorities first. If anyone needs anything, let me know and I’ll shoot you the best plugins I’ve found, and a little more detailed instructions on how to implement it in WordPress.


  5. good liked it.

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