It was awhile since my last post about upcoming GD Star Rating 2.0. Unfortunately, my other projects over the past 3-4 months were taking most of my time, and GD Star Rating was once again delayed. I was working on the plugin a bit in the last month, and will soon have much more time for it.
One of the most important uses of GD Star Rating plugin is to allow adding ratings for a post through comments form for a user/visitor reviews of the post. But, due to restrictions posed by WP and most themes, this is not auto plugin feature, it requires manual integration.
GD Star Rating supports expanding of WordPress Query with several variables allowing you to sort posts using ratings. It works with all types of ratings, and it’s easy to set up. But regular method can be problematic for some uses, so here is the advanced method to do same thing.
Roles and Capabilities in WordPress are added long time ago, but they still didn’t fully replaced user levels. Finally, levels are marked as deprecated, and should be avoided. So, it’s a good time to make a final break from them, and upgrade plugins to use capabilities.