Basic concepts of the rating plugin

GD Rating System plugin is a plugin that is easy to use out of the box, but it is a highly complex plugin with many features. There are many concepts important to understanding so that you can better utilize the plugin and its addons.

Rating basics

Before we go any further, make sure you understand the rating object and what rating methods are. And how the plugin implements own templates system and how you can create and customize your own templates.

Rating data storage

To store all the rating data, the plugin uses its own database tables. To check out the full database tables schema, check out the following article.

Database tables will be created on plugin activation. Still, if that fails (very rare, but it can happen due to other plugins), you can use the database schema queries to create tables manually.

Rating Rich Snippets

GD Rating System has a powerful built-in addon for Rich Snippets implementation. To learn more about it, check out this article, and inside it, linked Rich Snippets user guide.

Migration from other plugins

If you are moving to GD Rating System from other rating plugins, make sure to check the migration article.

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