Comment Rating Plug-in

This plug-in written by Bob King allows visitors to your site to rate the comments to your posts.  They can give each post either a thumbs up or a thumbs down and the cumulative rating for each post is displayed.  Here is a list of the features:

  • Now there’s a companion plugin which display comments with ratings on a side bar.  It’s called Comment Rating Widget.
  • Auto-insert to comments AJAX based clickable images
  • Configurable display of two vote numbers, a combined one or both
  • Preventing voting fraud with one vote per IP address. This is less subject to manipulation than cookie based approaches. The author of a comment cannot rate his/her own comment.
  • Styling of popular and mostly debated comments based on on the votes
  • Poorly rated comments can be hidden in a click-to-see fashion. There’s no point of silencing your own voice on your blog.  So when readers mark a comment by the blog author or admin as poorly rated, the comment will not be hidden, but only marked as poorly rated.
  • Styling of the vote numbers differently.
  • Mouseover effect on images to entice voting
  • Choice of images and image size
  • Localization support
  • Functions are provide for theme customization.
  • Allow vote types of: positive only, negative only votes or both.
  • Store votes in wp_comments table comment_karma field. Stored votes can be: positive only, negative only votes or combined.
  • Simple and light-weight (i.e. high performance).  It’s also wp-cache and wp-super-cache friendly.

A complete description by the plug-in author can be found at:  http://wealthynetizen.com/wordpress-plugin-comment-rating/

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