There are many rating plugins for WordPress out there, but all of them are lacking in functionality. The Like Button Voting & Rating plugin is great, it’s probably one the best Like button plugins on the market.
With the Like Button plugin, you are able to add a beautiful Like button to posts, pages, comments, WooCommerce Products, BuddyPress activities and members, bbPress Forum posts and custom post types. Content can also be sorted based on the number of likes, dislikes or difference between likes and dislikes.
Look and Feel
The Like Button comprises of 86 parameters, 33 languages and 28 predefined themes out of the box. This enables you to adjust any single aspect of the button (for more info check out our live demo).
You can also upload custom images for like & dislike buttons or choose from over 100 awesome scalable icons!
All the texts can be customized, font color and size can be adjusted, as well as the position and alignment of the Like button. The Like button is also mobile friendly and looks really great on mobile devices!
Google Rich Snippets
Along with the Like buttons, the plugin also provides an option to enable Google Rich Snippets making your site look more appealing to your visitors on search engine results pages. It will also help to boost your search engine rankings and increase traffic & clicks! (Read more)
Just tick this checkbox on the plugin’s Buttons tab and you’re done!
You can see how many likes/dislikes each post has received on the Statistics tab of the plugin. Here you can also change the number of votes by simply clicking on any of the numbers.
Detailed information on votes can also be viewed on the Votes tab. If a user is authorized when voting, you will also see the login and avatar.
Detailed information about the IP addresses can also be easily obtained by clicking on the IP address as follows:
The Like Button plugin also provides real time reporting which is really user friendly and helpful as you can see below:
Users and Votes
Plugin is powered by LikeBtn.com which does all the hard work behind the scenes including: collecting statistics, storing reports, verifying votes etc. This plugin provides the following authorization check options:
- Show to all
- Show to logged in users only
- Show to non-logged in users only
- Show a message asking to login instead of the button to non-logged in users
- Show a message asking to login and the button to non-logged in users
- Show a modal window with the message asking to login when non-logged in user votes.
If you wish you can enable the Like box which displays users who have liked/disliked a particular post (the custom Like box template can be used):
Posts, pages, custom post types, comments, WooCommerce products can be easily sorted by the number of votes received (see documentation for detailed instructions).
Most Liked Content Widget
Plugin provides a fully customizable Most liked content widget which displays a list of the most liked/disliked materials (custom template can be used for the widget as well).
Shortcodes available are:
- [likebtn] – display the like button inside the page, post, etc. (shortcode can be generated from the plugin’s Buttons tab).
- [likebtn_likes] and [likebtn_dislikes] – display the number of likes and dislikes given for a particular post or page.
- [likebtn_most_liked] – display the most liked content in the particular page or post (shortcode can be generated from the Most liked content widget configuration panel).
- [likebtn_off] – disable the like button on the post.
The Like Button provides a bunch of awesome features for BuddyPress users:
- BuddyPress notifications for the authors when other users like or dislikes the author’s content.
- Recording and displaying the “Like” and “Dislike” actions in the BuddyPress activity stream (custom templates for snippets in activity stream are available).
Like Button + myCRED = ♥♥♥
The Like Button plugin is compatible with the myCRED points management system, which lets you award and charge your users for liking and disliking content on your WordPress website.
Plans & Pricing
A 7-day free TRIAL is offered to new users. After the TRIAL period ends your website is switched to the FREE plan and you can continue using the plugin for free or choose one of the paid plans. The FREE version of the plugin allows 1 button per page and 500 buttons per website.
There is also an option of free PRO for charity websites.
Now let’s see what WordPress.org users have to say about Like Button Voting & Rating plugin:
“After looking into over 10 of the highest rated “rating” plug-ins offered for WP and testing at least 5, Like Button is by far the BEST out there. If it indeed, does not “expire” after the 7-day trial then this may be one of my top 3 plug-ins I’ve ever used/experienced. No exaggeration. If you too are on the prowl for a good rating plug-in, look no further!” – gossipbomb
“Great plugin and great support. Configuration was easy, documentation is clear and support answers really fast. I recommend it.” – clivio
“This is the best “like” button on the market. And the technical support is fantastic!” – elena528