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Post Ratings - taking likes to the next level 1.7.2

Powerful replacement for Likes — adds ability to rate posts (e.g. Dislike, Friendly, Funny, Dumb)

  1. Luke Foreman
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.2
    • 1.3
    • 1.4
    Visible Branding:
    No
    Description:



    At its most basic level, this addon is a massive improvement on the likes system of XenForo by allowing users to express a wide range of views on a post.

    From first glance it may look like one of those silly addons for moods, points, credits, etc. that really adds nothing of benefit to your forum, but the reality is very different.

    This addon:
    • Increases daily posts (read on for proof)
    • Improves signal to noise ratio; less short/unnecessary posts
    • Improves quality of posts (posters want to avoid negative ratings)
    • Makes lurkers useful for something and gives them a means of interaction
    Like Alerts and similar features, I have found this addon to be a major source of the 'XenForo effect' - people just can't stop using it.

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    Screenshots & Features:


    Posts interface:

    Hover over anywhere on a post and the ratings bar will subtly fade into view (always visible on mobile devices) helping to reduce UI clutter:

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    Note that the ratings themselves can be entirely customised - read on for more :)

    Since the above gif was recorded, new tooltips have been added:
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    Ratings list becomes more concise by hiding removing the rating names when a large variety of ratings have been applied to a post:

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    If a post does not already have ratings no solid bar is displayed until it has been rated, to further promote a clean interface:

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    Both forward and backwards compatible with XenForo's built in likes - legacy posts will have Like ratings displayed (by default) and new Like ratings are passed back to XenForo to handle as actual likes (again by default):
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    'List' links to overlay displaying who has rated the post:
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    This list can easily scale to large numbers of ratings on a single post without breaking the clean design:
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    Users with the appropriate permission can delete any user's rating from the rating list view: (The X button is displayed on hover of each section to reduce clutter)
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    If you wish you can choose to have messages with more than x negative ratings 'soft hidden'. A user does not need any special permissions in order to use 'Show message'; it is a purely cosmetic effect.
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    Integration with XenPorta's Article comment system is included:
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    Optional (via style property) total ratings received display on postbit:
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    And an alternative way of displaying total ratings received on postbit (via style property):
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    Your members will find interesting ways of using the ratings system, for example mini polls in the middle of threads:

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    Members interface:


    Member card integration showing total positive/neutral/negative ratings received by the user:

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    Profile page integration listing the total number of each type of rating both given and received, as well as total positive/neutral/negative received:
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    Members list integration:

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    Online list integration:

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    Visitor panel integration:

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    Replacement for Likes You've Received page:

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    As well as extra Ratings You've Given page:

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    Alerts/News Feed/Recent Activity:

    Fully integrated with the XenForo Alert system:

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    Fully integrated with the XenForo News Feed system, which powers Recent Activity both globally and the tab on user pages, and also to users' private News Feeds:

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    Admin interface:

    Easily list/add/remove/edit ratings to personalise the addon to your forum. As well as the rating name and icon, you can customise the order they are displayed in, disable legacy ratings without removing them entirely, choose whether they are considered 'positive', 'neutral' or 'negative', restrict ratings to specific groups and nodes within your forum, and choose for a rating to be available on the first post in a thread only.
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    Simple options to disable features if needed and generally tweak the addon to your individual needs:
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    Fully integrated with XenForo's Criteria system - use ratings to trigger Notices, Trophies, Usergroup Promotions and more:
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    Ability to rate posts controlled by XenForo's permission system:
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    Daily Statistics integration (see later screenshot)


    Other Features:


    Highly optimised - adds negligible load time even when millions of ratings are stored. Testing was done on a 256mb virtual machine with 100mbit connection to mysql data files on a remote 5400rpm disk and query cache disabled. The test case is viewing a thread with a variety of different ratings.

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    In both cases there is a significant error margin on the PHP load time (+/- 70ms) so the value is perhaps of little relevance, but the query time remains +/- 5ms and pretty much identical in both cases.

    Dogfood tested - This addon is used extensively on my own forum and has hugely increased the level of ratings (compared to the previous likes system) while not decreasing the level of posting, in fact quite the opposite:

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    I can say without a doubt that this addon extends the 'XenForo effect' that features such as Alerts bring - it encourages people to spend longer on your site through increased interaction and therefore increases the number of overall posts while decreasing the pointless/low content posts that can be replaced by ratings.


    Browser support:

    Works perfectly in IE7+ and all the standards compliant browsers.


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    Demo:

    Feel free to play with the user-accessible side of the mod on my live forum:
    http://www.gamingmasters.org/


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    Installation:

    1. Upload contents of upload folder to forum root
    2. Install addon-PostRating.xml file
    3. Configure the permissions for your user groups (search for 'Post Ratings' on the permissions page).

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    Purchase:

    This addon along with lifetime* updates and support can be yours for just £20 GBP:

    Instant payment via PayPal: [​IMG]

    For Bitcoin or Skrill/Moneybookers alternative payment, please PM me.

    The addon zip file and all future updates will be delivered automatically via email immediately after payment.
    Please ensure you can receive email to your PayPal registered email address; private message me here if you have any billing-related queries.

    *Lifetime updates refers to a single XF major version (e.g. 1.x.x) - a small fee may be payable to continue receiving updates if a new XF major version is released more than 6 months after your purchase. This is due to the fact that major XF version releases may require a complete addon rewrite. If this is not the case, the fee may be waived at my discretion. Please consider that this is still a generous policy compared to other addons (which typically offer a 1 year renewal cycle), given that XF 1.x has been going for nearly 5 years now.

    You may not redistribute this addon. Anyone caught doing so (there have been several) will no longer receive updates and will be permanently banned from purchasing any of my addons. Your details will also be passed on to other addon developers.

    Icon credits: http://p.yusukekamiyamane.com/ and http://famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/ (strictly speaking you should probably post a link to them somewhere on your forum)

    As with XenForo itself, you may use this addon on one live and one private test forum - any additional usage will require extra license(s).

Recent Updates

  1. Version 1.7.2
  2. Version 1.7.1
  3. Version 1.7.0

Recent Reviews

  1. clove28
    clove28
    5/5,
    Version: 1.7.1
    Another excellent add-on. My users started using post ratings than before because of different varieties of likes and the ability to dislike a post. It should be part of the core.
  2. EsfTR
    EsfTR
    5/5,
    Version: 1.7.1
    That Add-on is nice to use on Forums. Thanks for the Developer and for the service. İts a little bit expensive but its okay. Thanks again for the addon
  3. Bradley Hilton
    Bradley Hilton
    5/5,
    Version: 1.7.1
    Amazing support, quick email responses, and enjoyable ratings vs what comes default. Highly recommended to anyone who is considering it! The feature to add your own custom rating makes it highly customizable.
  4. KynanMilo
    KynanMilo
    5/5,
    Version: 1.7.0
    Fantastic job! So much fun! Easy to use too. I was able to install it in about 3 minutes with no errors. Worked great with my theme and the users are already using it.
  5. klaush
    klaush
    5/5,
    Version: 1.7.0
    Great addon and even great support from the programmer of these stuff! Our users love it! Thanks for sharing! Installation is fast and easy. Greeting from Klaus
  6. Chassey Group
    Chassey Group
    5/5,
    Version: 1.6.6
    We were looking for a way to have "likes" and "thanks", but wound up changing some other ratings into things that are useful to us. This works perfectly for what we needed. Worth every penny! Thanks!
  7. CallieJo
    CallieJo
    5/5,
    Version: 1.6.6
    Still my favorite addon of all time! I don't worry about updates because they come in my email. Much appreciated! This addon spreads so much fun and has given life to so many forum posts. Thanks for this addon and thanks for all your hard work!
  8. Shiro
    Shiro
    5/5,
    Version: 1.6.6
    This addon is nothing short of amazing. I use it as a reputation system on my forum, as well as to allow users to self-moderate posts when no staff are currently online. This was one of the first addons I purchased for my community.
  9. Shelley
    Shelley
    5/5,
    Version: 1.6.6
    One of the most socially orientated add-ons you can purchase for your xenforo community. This add-on allows you extend upon the default xenforo like system and extends upon that where you can convey a post rating to just about anything you wish.

    Customizing your custom ratings couldn't be easier, upload ratings (either a individual image or spritesheet) and easily configurable once uploaded through your admincp >> postratings userpanel.

    Some of the features you are likely need are there from setting certain post ratings to each forum to allowing certain usergroups to use certain post ratings. The feature list for this add-on has been beautifully implemented and will satisfy as an extension to the like system.

    Installing the add-on (as with all of lukes add-ons) is a simple process. Upload to your JS folder and Library folder and then run the xml file it's really that easy.

    Luke foreman provides great support and not only that he ensures that Post ratings always evolve developing new features and keeping the add-on feature rich. For less than £20 this is a bargain and a purchase you will not regret.

    Overall, as a customer who has purchased two of Lukes add-ons I'm more than satisfied and have enjoyed building upon this fine add-on by designing my own post rating Icons and generally designing and enhancing the add-on in general.

    Purchase now you will not regret it. 5 stars.
  10. lazer
    lazer
    5/5,
    Version: 1.6.6
    This add-on is so ridiculously good! The ease of use, the exhaustive menu controls and the tireless support are all top notch. If anyone is serious about their community, get this now. There is literally nothing missing here...Great work Luke. Winner!