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User Reviews Addon for GD Rating System Pro 1.0

User Reviews is the new “addon as a plugin” for GD Rating System Pro. This is premium addon (not free), and it is used to allow your website users to leave own reviews for the products or topics you are writing about.

If you are running products reviews website, you can have two types of ratings: reviewer rating and users (readers) ratings. For reviewer rating, GD Rating System Pro already includes Stars Review feature allowing review author to assign the rating. And, with Multi Ratings Addon, you can use Multi Stars Review for the same purpose.

Example user review using Multi Stars Rating
Example user review using Multi Stars Rating

And, to allow your users (readers) to post own ratings and reviews of the product, you can now use User Reviews Addon for GD Rating System Pro plugin. User Reviews addon implements new comment type and uses own templates to show reviews and review form, and it can replace standard comments template with reviews template.

To see this addon in action, make sure to check out updated GD Rating System Pro demo. Here is the link with review system active for one post type.

User reviews list and form
User reviews list and form

User Reviews addon with the help of GD Rating System Pro and Multi Ratings addon (optional), you can create a powerful system for your readers to leave reviews. It features:

  • Special reviews templates replacing standard comments template
  • Fully customizable by overriding default templates from inside the theme
  • Support for custom post types and ability to have different templates for each post type
  • Automatic replacement of the comments system (optional)
  • Dedicated review submit form with subject, content, pros and cons list, rating
  • Use of comments system for moderation, processing of reviews and spam detection
  • Built-in honeypot protection for non-logged in users
  • Reviews list can sort reviews by date or rating using selection box
  • Reviews list can be paged with option to control reviews per page
  • Expanded settings for review author to add own pros and cons
  • Overall ratings block to show both user reviews and author review with extra information
  • Uses Stars Rating or Multi Stars Rating for review rating
  • Ability to include extra rating block for visitors to rate each review

The addon includes basic styling that is tested with multiple themes, and it is fully responsive. If you need to make changes, you can simply restyle everything though your theme stylesheet.

Rating Overall with author and user ratings
Rating Overall with author and user ratings

“User Reviews Addon” requires GD Rating System Pro 2.1.3 or newer, and it will not work with plugins free version. The addon will use the same licensing system as all our plugins do, and it will be included for free in the Dev4Press Club Membership license under the same terms as individual plugins do.

For all users with active GD Rating System Pro license, we have prepared special promotion: until the end of this month, each user will get two 20% discount coupons applied to Multi Ratings and User Reviews addon. To see the discount, make sure to login, and visit Buy Now pages for these addons: Multi Ratings and User Reviews.
For users that don’t need everything this addon implements, there will be a new, simpler (and free) addon that just adds selected rating method into standard comments form. This new addon is coming out next month, and it will have: option to add stars rating or multi stars rating into comments form, option to display saved rating inside the comment and ability to handle moderation of comments with ratings. There will be no review specific fields, comments sorting or dedicated overall rating block. If you need a full-featured user reviews solution, User Reviews addon is what you need.
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GD Rating System Pro plugin for WordPress
Ultimate rating solution plugin for WordPress websites

Powerful, highly customizable and versatile ratings plugin to allow your users to vote for anything you want. Includes different rating methods and add-ons.

User Reviews Addon plugin for WordPress
Users based reviews for GD Rating System Pro plugin

Create users based review system that uses GD Rating System Pro ratings. Reviews can replace comments system for selected post types. Reviews are templates based, fully customizable.

About the author

Milan Petrovic
Milan Petrovic

CEO and Lead developer of Dev4Press Web Development company, working with WordPress since 2008, first as a freelancer, later founding own development company. Author of more than 250 plugins and more than 20 themes.

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