Yet Another Stars Rating (YASR) is a new system review based on jquery plugin RateIT. With YASR you can make your own review or let your visitors vote, and you can even create multiple sets (a set of stars for each aspect to rate). Review scores or visitor ratings will be indexed by search engines through snippets . Most important, if you are a gd star rating user, with YASR you can import all the data from gd star rating (which isn’t maintained anymore).
How To use
Once YASR is installed, when you create or update a page or a post, a box (metabox) will be available in the upper right corner where you’ll be able to insert the overall rating. You can either place the overall rating automatically at the beginning or the end of a post (look in “Settings” -> “Yet Another Stars Rating: Settings”), or wherever you want in the page using the shortcode [yasr_overall_rating] (easily added through the visual editor).
You can give your users the ability to vote, pasting the shortcode [yasr_visitor_votes] where you want the stars to appear. Again, this can be placed automatically at the beginning or the end of each post; the option is in “Settings” -> “Yet Another Stars Rating: Settings”.
Multisets give the opportunity to score different aspects for each review: for example, if you’re reviewing a videogame, you can create the aspects “Graphics”, “Gameplay”, “Story”, etc.
Importing data from gd star rating
If you’re using gd-star-rating, YASR is the plugin for you! You can import from gd-star-rating “overall_rating”, “visitor_votes” and all the multisets with their respective score. Once YASR is installed you just have to go to “Settings” -> “Yet Another Stars Rating: Settings” and start the import (last box at the bottom). This operation can take some time, don’t stop it! Once it’s done you just need to replace the gd-star-rating’s shortcode with the YASR tags. If with gd-star-rating you’re using a different number of stars from the default of 5, YASR will automatically convert all the scores in a range from 1 to 5.