Hosting Demo Introduction

This is the demo website for GD Rating System Pro plugin for WordPress. The plugin is developed by Dev4Press, and license for Pro version is available to purchase on the official plugin homepage. With the Pro license, you get access to several extra free addons and graphics packs, and you can also purchase premium addons and graphics packs to get more complex features: multi ratings, user reviews…

About the Demo

This is a complex demo for setting up the website for the review of hosting companies and implementing the user reviews too. This demo shows a lot of customization related to the main plugin and User Reviews and Multi Ratings Addons.

Rating plugin and addons used

This demo uses GD Rating System Pro plugin with User Reviews Addon and Multi Ratings Addon addons.

Rating Methods

For this demo, basic rating methods are multi stars methods, and for this purpose, we have created multi-series called Hosting with 6 rating elements.

This demo uses several rating methods:

  • Multi Stars Reviews: used to implement post author hosting reviews set by the author on the admin side, through the post edit screen.
  • Multi Stars Ratings: used for the user reviews posted by the website users and visitors.
  • Thumbs Rating: added to each submitted user review so that other users can say what they think about user reviews.

Demo Plugin

This demo has a plugin behind the scene to implement various custom things:

  • Registration of the hosting post type.
  • Registration of the custom template path for the main rating plugin and User Reviews addon.
  • Simplified template to show the overall rating for the Multi Stars Rating and Multi Stars Review methods with the customized title.
  • Custom User Reviews embed template with the author/editor review rating information.
  • Custom User Reviews embed template with the user reviews rating overview.
  • Additional field for the user reviews form with the option to select the type of the hosting user is writing the review about. This value is displayed after the user review content.
  • Customized rating text for both Multi Stars Rating and Multi Stars Review methods.

Demo Child Theme

The demo has custom built child theme on top of the First theme. There are some visual changes to fit with all other themes. As for the changes related to this demo:

  • New archive and single templates for hosting post type, loading custom content files (one file for archive, and other for the single with a different layout).
  • Full-width template to show best rated hosting companies in two lists: one sorted by user reviews rating, and other one sorted by the editor/author review rating.

All the reviews on this website have the same text and ratings on this website are all randomly generated for demo purposes.