How to add a Rating system in your Blog posts in 5 minutes

How to add a Rating system in your Blog

Today i would share a simple tutorial on how to add a post rating system in your wordpress blog system in less that 5 minutes. By following the below steps you can get a very impressive rating system in your blog posts, this could improve the quality of  blogs and also the user interaction on your blog.

  • Firstly download the wordpress plugin : wp-postratings
  • Install the wordpress plugin and activate from your admin panel
  • Open the theme editor of your theme.
  • Edit the post page code. (mostly singlepost.php or post.php)
  • find the code tag ”  <?php the_content(); ?> ” and paste the below code below it.

<?php if(function_exists(‘the_ratings’)) { the_ratings(); } ?>

  • save the editing and refresh your posts, automatic star rating system is now activated.
  • Also you could use the post-rating widget in your “widgets” section to add a rating widget.

hope you enjoyed the small tip 🙂


  1. Andrew Alba October 26, 2010
    • admin October 26, 2010