Start with the Liker WordPress Plugin

Liker is a plugin for collecting ratings of WordPress posts and pages. The plugin allows you to quickly and accurately gather information about the usefulness of your articles.

Installing the Liker WordPress Plugin

To install the plugin, read the article Installing WordPress Plugin. Installing the plugin takes only a few seconds.

To open the plugin settings slick Settings below plugin name on the plugins page

Liker WordPress Plugin on the plugins page
Liker on the plugins page

or in the WordPress Sidebar menu go to Liker

Liker Settings
Liker Settings

In the plugin settings, there are several tabs responsible for various groups of plugin settings.

General settings

Post Types

Select the post types, including custom post types, where you need to add the rating display. The available types are in the drop-down list.

Position

Position selector sets wherein the Liker will be displayed. You can choose one option:

  • Before title
  • After title
  • Before content
  • After content (Default)
  • Shortcode [liker] – use a shortcode to add the voting buttons anywhere on a page or site. There is available a shortcode attribute “btn” which allows you to display a different number of voting buttons on different pages.

For example, to display two Liker buttons on the page regardless of the basic plugin settings:

[liker btn="2"]

Liker type

The setting sets the type of rating that will be used on the site. A different number of buttons can be useful for different tasks and different sites. You can choose between:

  • Three buttons ( +1 point / 0 points / -1 point )
  • Two buttons ( +1 point / -1point )
  • One button ( +1 point )

Also in this settings section, you can specify the text for each button. Both plain text and emoji can be used for the button’s caption.

Layout

The layout setting is needed to control the position of the Liker button block relative to the container. And also to establish the arrangement of the button block relative to the description block.

Stellar Star Rating for WordPress – Layouts
Layouts

Description

This is the section of the standard WordPress editor where you can write description text. The description is very important that your users know what to do.

Design

Buttons design settings

Button(s) style

The Liker WordPress Plugin has 12 predefined styles and the 13th setting that includes the default styles of the theme you are using. You can choose one of:

  • Border button – transparent background with a colored button border
Border button style
  • Fill button – buttons with a colored background
Fill button style
  • Border to Fill – a transparent background with border in a normal button state -> Color background on active state
Border to Fill button style
  • Fill to Border – buttons with a colored background in a normal state -> Transparent background with border on active state
Fill to Border button style
  • Theme styled button – the theme styles are applied to the buttons, all custom style settings are disabled.

Caption color

Select a text color of the buttons in normal state.

Base color

Select the background and border color for the buttons in a normal state. Depending on the button style that you choose, this color will be applied to the background or border.

Active button caption color

Select a text color of the buttons in active state.

Active button base color

Select the background and border color for the buttons in an active state. Depending on the button style that you choose, this color will be applied to the background or border.

Hover button caption color

Select a text color of the hover buttons.

Hover button base color

Select the background and border color for the hover buttons. Depending on the button style that you choose, this color will be applied to the background or border.

Button border-radius

Specify a border radius for voting buttons.

Button border-width

Specify a border radius for voting buttons.

Results settings

Results on front-end

This setting allows/denies the display of results on the front end. The results display inside the rating buttons. When the setting is enabled, the toggle Show results before voting is displayed. With it, you can display the voting results to a new user before he votes.

User vote

The toggle to enable/disable the display of voting results of the current user. If the option is enabled, the button with which the user voted is highlighted as active with appropriate style.

Re-voting

The toggle to enable/disable the ability to update user voting results.

Results in the admin area

This parameter defines the format for displaying the results in the admin panel. You can choose between:

  • Amount
  • Amount/Total
  • +1 | 0 | -1

Results will be displayed in the posts/pages list.

Liker WordPress Plugin display results in the admin area
Results in the admin area

Voting limit

This parameter sets the limit of votes from one IP address. You can select any number in the range from 1 to 10.

Limit exceeded message

A field that allows you to change the message text when the user exceeds the vote limit.

Progressbar bar

The toggle to enable/disable the display of voting results in the admin panel in the form of a progress bar.

Progress bar in admin panel

Reset ratings

The data reset button resets all rating data for all posts. Use this button after the site debugging is completed to reset the debug rating data ​​to 0.

Please note that the Data reset cannot be undone.

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Schema markup

This setting adds schema markup to the page HTML code. Schema markup allows you to display page rating data in Google search results.

Example of the Google markup
Example of the Google markup

Your data will be converted to a 5-star rating system regardless of what type of rating you choose in the plugin settings.

SEO MICRODATA

The option allows you to enable the schema markup by default or add the Advanced Schema Markup using the JSON+LD structure.

JSON+LD MARKUP

Add a markup structure depending on the data types you want to use. Read more about it and find examples in the article https://developers.google.com/search/reference/overview

Once you finish setting up the markup, you can check it for correctness using the tool https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool

Save Changes

Do not forget to click Save Changes after changing plugin settings. After clicking this button, the settings will be saved and applied to all pages of the website.

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