Post Voting Plugin

Gauge the popularity of your site’s content by letting your visitors or users vote on that content. Sort of like your own personal Digg or Reddit, and it’s packed with features!

Download Post Voting Plugin


The post voting plugin in action on a post
Configuration options for the Post Voting plugin
The Post Vote Stats page
Post Voting widgets for your sidebar
Example of Shortcodes supplied with the Post Voting Plugin

So here’s a great way to engage your site’s visitors while getting feedback from them at the same time. Let them vote!

Our Post Voting Plugin lets your visitors or logged in users vote on your posts. Just install and activate it and it’s ready to go right out of the box!


We weren’t content to just give you a basic voting plugin. We’ve packed it full of powerful features including:

  • Super-sleek stat screen in your Dashboard, including a network stat screen in the Network Admin Dashboard on a Multisite
  • Includes its own set of widgets for most popular posts and for post voting
  • Allow voting for unregistered visitors
  • Built in IP check to help prevent multiple post voting
  • Includes 5 built in voting icon sets
  • Customizable positioning of the voting box
  • Includes shortcodes for further customization

Check it out!

Simply install and activate the plugin and you’ll see a new ‘Post Voting’ menu below Settings and ‘Voting Stats’ below Dashboard in your site admin dashboard.

Your readers can immediately start voting!  No configuration required.

The Post Voting plugin in action on a post

And you can easily control the location of the vote icons, their appearance and who can vote in Settings > Post Voting.

Post voting options in Settings

While easily checking out your voting stats in Dashboard > Voting Stats.

Monitoring Voting Stats

And display a list of your top rated posts for your readers on a site using the handy widget.

Top Voted Post Widget

Or help them remember to vote using the Voting widget!

Voting Widget

Plus show top rate posts from across your network on your main site.

The Top rated network post widget

We’ve also provided you with extensive Shortcodes.

Check them out in Settings > Post Voting!

As if the shortcodes weren’t already enough, you can fully customize your theme to work with the plugin using any of the slew of included template tags. How cool is that?



Start by reading Installing plugins section in our comprehensive
WordPress and WordPress Multisite Manual
if you are new to WordPress.

To install:

1.  Download the plugin file
2.  Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive
3.  Upload /wpmu-dev-post-votes/ folder to /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your site
4.  Login to your admin panel for WordPress or Multisite and activate the plugin:

  • On regular WordPress installs – visit Plugins and Activate the plugin.
  • For WordPress Multisite installs – Activate it blog-by-blog (say if you wanted to make it a Pro Sites premium plugin), or visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate the plugin.

To Use:

Once activated, the default voting options are added to your posts.

1.  To customize the location of the voting icons, their appearance and who can vote simply visit Settings > Post Voting.

Configuring the Post Voting plugin

2.  Voting Stats for all posts can be checked in Dashboard > Voting Stats in the site admin dashboard.

The Voting Stats page

3.  Top Rated Posts widget, Top Voted posts on network widget and Voting Widget can be added via Appearance > Widgets.

The Top rated post widget

4.  Extensive Shortcodes and template tags are located at the bottom of  Settings > Post Voting.

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