Is there a good plugin for rating blog posts that doesn't depend on PollDaddy or another external service? Ideally I'd like a plugin similar in appearance to Polldaddy Polls & Ratings, but without the PollDaddy dependency (I'd prefer to have the rating data in the WP database).

EDIT: just to make things clear: I'm not interested in polls, only in rating for blog posts

What I tried so far:

  • GD Star rating: too complex, and doesn't work at all for me (*)
  • WP-PostRatings: doesn't work at all for me (*) (my mistake... I didn't realize I had to modify the theme. This one works fine)
  • kk Star ratings: doesn't look too good with my theme (Garland revisited)
  • Post ratings: simple, good looking, but there's a bug with my theme; I'll try to fix the CSS if I can't find anything better (OK, I'm really, really bad at CSS...)
  • Rating-Widget: really nice, but depends on external site

(*) perhaps this is because I have an unusual setup (Windows/IIS server, SQL Server database with WP database abstraction plugin, multi-site with domain mapping)


I eventually used WP-PostRatings. I thought it wasn't working, but actually I just needed to edit the theme to insert the rating where I wanted it.


I've used WP Survey and Quiz Tool before with good success and can recommend that to you.

  • Thanks, but this it not what I'm looking for... I want a plugin for rating blog posts (e.g. 1 to 5 stars, thumb up/thumb down...), not for creating polls – Thomas Levesque May 13 '12 at 0:05

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