As THE authority of ratings on the internet, we at RatingWidget are asked quite often about adding RatingWidget to Facebook’s Page or Timeline. Users think Facebook is using our 5 star ratings system which is a very common and flattering mistake. We have now decided to clarify who can have use rating widget on his or her Facebook, explain the installation process, and discuss the pros and cons of having a five star rating on your Facebook Fan Page. Continue reading
TimThumb is one the most popular PHP scripts for simple image manipulations (cropping, zooming & resizing). Mainly used on WordPress for cached thumbnails generation. Yet, TimThumb’s caching mechanism is far from being perfect and requires execution of the timthumb PHP script for every image request. In this practical post we will show you how we’ve increased our server’s daily requests limit by 26%. We will guide you through step-by-step how to modify TimThumb and setup Nginx’s routing to serve TimThumb images with minimal resources. Continue reading
We are super thrilled to announce that yesterday we’ve reached 10,000 Facebook fans on our official Facebook Page. We would like to thank you all for the love & support – this could never been done without you. As a customer-feedback driven company – your ideas, suggestion & feedback is what made RatingWidget the most popular star ratings system on the web. Continue reading
Dear micro-blogger, we are super-excited to share with you that we’ve finally released the Rating-Widget for Tumblr Add-on. You can now empower your Tumblr with the most popular five star rating widget on the web. Continue reading
We are pleased to announce that this week we launched our super-exciting integration with Social-Sharing platform, AddThis. Trusted by 14 million domains, AddThis provides a set of powerful widgets for publishers and owns the most popular sharing buttons toolbox (Usage comparison of AddThis vs. ShareThis vs. AddToAny vs. Shareaholic). Continue reading
Getting the right rating system for your online community can make the difference between an average user experience and a great one! If you are looking for the right BuddyPress Rating Plugin or bbPress Rating Plugin, you’ve come to the right place. Here, I’ll show you exactly how our new and improved Rating-Widget WordPress Plugin works and why it blows the competition out of the water.
Mobile traffic is constantly growing, some even boldly say that in 2014 mobile “should” overtake desktop internet usage (see Mobile Marketing Statistics 2013). The last statement is quite extreme, but it is very hard to ignore the numbers. Over the past two years we’ve seen a tremendous increase of 266% in our mobile traffic based on more than a billion pageviews. By the end of August, 16% of our overall ratings’ impressions are coming from a mobile devices. Continue reading
PHP provides the popular md5() hash function out of the box, which returns 32 hex character string. It’s a great way to generate a fingerprint for any arbitrary length string. But what happens when you need to generate an integer fingerprint instead?
In this post I’ll explain in detail how to use a Rating-Widget’s ratings system for SMF’s forums.
I first met Jeff Bruette when he contacted me regarding the Rating-Widget Shopify app. We exchanged a few messages and he agreed to participate in our beta program. Jeff is the owner of GreatBigStuff.com, a very successful company which sales larger-than-life pop-art décor products.
Thanks Jeff for answering these questions which I’m sure will help other Shopify store owners to understand the value of product ratings. I want to start off by asking you to recount your quest for a rating system. Continue reading