Plugin Demo: Hosting with Reviews

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.

Detail from the demo website
Detail from the demo website

Check out the demo page to see the information about the customization done. And, you can download the full demo to test on your development server, to make changes and learn more about the plugin customizations process.

The files for this demo are available as free downloads to all users with active GD Rating System Pro or Dev4Press Plugins Club licenses. For use of demo files, you need licenses for User Reviews and Multi Ratings addons.
To get the demo plugin, theme, GD Rating System Pro settings export and data export file, visit your profile Download page, or the plugin own Download page.
To see the live demo, visit the GD Rating System Pro demo website here:
hosting.gdratingsystem.review

Installation Process

  • Install the theme First from WordPress.org repository.
  • Install the GD Rating System Pro.
  • Install the demo plugin (gdrts_demo_hosting_plugin.1.0.zip).
  • Install the demo theme (gdrts_demo_hosting_theme.1.0.zip).
  • Activate the demo plugin and demo theme (First – Hosting).
  • Now, you can import the demo data from the XML file (gdrts_demo_hosting_data.1.0.zip – XML is in the archive).
  • And, finally, import the GD Rating System Pro settings (gdrts_demo_hosting_settings.1.0.zip – settings file is in the archive).

Demo Contents

The Plugin

The plugin used for this demo contains various customizations. Main entry file is core/demo.php. This file does a lot of things:

  • registration of the new post type ‘hosting’ – action init.
  • registration of the new templates path inside the plugin ‘templates’ directory – filter gdrts_default_templates_storage_paths.
  • registration of the new templates path for User Reviews Addon inside the plugin ‘templates’ directory – filter gdrts_ur_load_template_storage_paths.
  • add an extra field to the user review form – action gdrts_ur_default_form_before_rating.
  • show extra field value inside the review items – action gdrts_ur_review_item_default_after_content.
  • save extra field value – actions gdrts_ur_edit_comment and gdrts_ur_save_comment.
  • change multi stars rating text for rendering – filter gdrts_render_single_multi_stars_rating_args_rating.
  • change multi stars review text for rendering – filter gdrts_render_single_multi_stars_review_args_rating.

Extra Templates

There are 4 extra templates included:

  • gdrts–multi-stars-rating–single–hosting-archive
    used for the hosting archive, for a single hosting item, simplified to show only overall rating value.
  • gdrts–multi-stars-review–single–hosting-archive
    used for the hosting archive, for a single hosting item, simplified to show only overall rating value.
  • gdrts-review-embed-full-hosting
    show only author review block
  • gdrts-review-embed-users-only-hosting
    show only user reviews block

The Theme

The theme adds page template for displaying tables with the list of best hosting companies based on author review and user reviews: template_best.php loading two templates content-best-ratings.php and content-best-review.php. The theme also implements single and archive hosting company templates, and they load content-hosting-archive.php and content-hosting-single.php templats.

Plugin Settings

Once you import GD Rating System Pro settings, it will configure the plugin.

To get the demo plugin, theme, GD Rating System Pro settings export and data export file, visit your profile Download page, or the plugin own Download page.
To see the live demo, visit the GD Rating System Pro demo website here:
hosting.gdratingsystem.review
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