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WordPress/Buddypress Review, Rating, and Feedback System


Update 2/12/12: I have the plugin being developed. It is being based off the source code from BP Group Reviews. It should extend the same functionality on Buddypress Profiles and WordPress Posts/Pages. I’ll update as soon as its ready. I’m hoping it will be done this week, but the developer is slow…

Update 2/24/12: After 2 developers failed to start, I have now hired a 3rd today. I’m thinking this one will work out. Timeline from this new developer is 4 days. We’ll see. Watch this page for updates.

Update 3/6/12: The plugin has finally come out of development. It is working very well. I’m hoping to have it packaged and ready to download by donation 3/7/12!

Update 3/7/12: As promised, the plugin is ready! Go to http://spoonjab.com/bp-wp-profile-reviews/ to test and download.

Usually there’s a plugin for everything. However, when searching for a way to leave ratings, feedback, or reviews on posts or Buddypress profile pages like you see on eBay or Amazon, good luck.

There are plugins (like GD Star Rating or WP Review Site) that allow you to rate comments, posts, or turn WordPress into a Yelp-type website. But, I can’t find any that act as reviews with comments for posts/pages/products or profile pages.

I’ve been toying with the idea for some time and will be creating a plugin that meets these needs. I’ve outline some uses, features, and potential layouts below. Let me know what you think. Depending on how fast the feedback comes in, I could have it finished in a matter of days.
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Typical Use

The 2 scenarios I’ve seen this helpful in are:

  1. A Buddypress community where members can rate and leave feedback on eachother’s products, services, or work. Example, a website that helps you find and connect freelancers (like EasyOutSource.com).
  2. When you want customers to leave product reviews (like Amazon)

Features

Below is a features list I would like to see. If you have something you’d like have, write it in the comments below. It will be considered when the plugin is created:

  • People can leave 1-5 star ratings along with comments
  • At the top of the list it will show the average star rating
  • For Buddypress, you can leave ratings on a member’s profile that include a star rating and comments
  • Captcha/Akismet integration to prevent spam
  • Separate from the existing comment system, so you can still use that feature independent on your website

Examples

Reviews with ratings:

When adding a review:

Interested?

Lastly, this plugin will be developed professionally to work on any WordPress or Buddypress installation. Initially it would be available by donation. How much would you be willing to donate? (leave it in the comments) I’m just trying to get ideas. Regardless of whether you would donate, please comment below so I can gauge interest.

33 thoughts on “WordPress/Buddypress Review, Rating, and Feedback System

  1. Please tell me how far you got with this I am desperate to add something like this to my site. I need to give my Parent users the ability to leave a review of the Nannies or Babysitters they have used in the past. Saying something like “I hired Mary to look after my two children for the night and she was wonderful, the children were all fed and put to bed on time”

    1. I can have it done in a matter of days. I made this post to gauge interest because of the financial cost. If you want to contact me privately we can discuss it further. I am also in need of the plugin. Email me at spoon@spoonjab.com

  2. I haven’t had anyone besides SpeedSitting request it (and they haven’t got back to me). No one has voted. Plenty of searches have landed here. Any interest?

    1. I’d be interested in this plugin if it was available – would be able to contribute donation, too…

  3. I need it too!  I’m interested….

  4. I’m interested in such a plugin as well, please make it happen! willing to donate

    1. I’m working on it now. Not sure on an ETA, but hopefully less than 2 weeks. We’ll see. When its done, I’ll post it up. Thanks!

  5. I’ve got the plugin under development now. I’m hoping to have it done in less than 2 weeks. We shall see. Hit me up in the comments if you want to make special inclusion requests.

  6. Any developments on this plugin? I would be very interested. Happy to donate too. Great work.

    1. Getting close. I got all the documentation submitted to the developer last week. Now just waiting to see what comes back.

  7. I’m interested also and would be willing to donate. I’d love to see it offer a Facebook style like button whereby someone clicks on the up thumb and it gives a number next to it of how many people have “given me a thumbs up”. This way I know at least people are reading the posts. Making this plugin work networkwide and on the forums would be fantastic also. OH…hehe…and if it sent an email to the poster that said your post has received a thumbs up by “NAME” that would be nice. To me the stars don’t do much good unless you have a backend leaderboard that shows rankings among other posters. A widget to show top stars would then be needed in my opinion.

    1. thanks for the input. some of these features could be implemented in future releases. right now, i’m just trying to get the developer to finish the first version…

  8. Hey, I was actually going to custom develop something like this myself but I have never used PHP before so it probably wouldn’t be too great.

    Not sure if this is part of it already but….the ability to have multiple sets of stars on the user’s profile and a text label next to them (identifying the fields meanings). So users could rank each other when looking at their profiles

    Let me know and thanks!

    1. I’d love to have this feature too – kind of like multiple star ratings on Ebay; as well as an ability to turn on/off written review part in the admin if possible. (It’s hard as is to keep the spam out of comments in general, and I feel that a simple star rating would be easier to deal with.) I’d be more than willing to donate/buy a plugin that would do this for BuddyPress profiles – there’s nothing like it out there now.

      1. In development as we ‘speak’ 🙂

        EDIT: Hahaha wow, just clicked the link to your site. Classy

  9. Watch the top of this page for updates. After 2 developers failed to start and wasted a lot of time, a 3rd has been hired today.

  10. good luck

  11. Extremely interested. I need a member feedback rating system asap. More than willing to contribute.

  12. I have developed a plugin which is quite identical…

  13. The developer finished the plugin! I’m just finishing up the packaging and will have it ready in about 1 day. Keep an eye out at http://spoonjab.com/bp-wp-profile-reviews/

    1.  It currently allows for multiple reviews from the same user, but not for multiple custom items within the same review. It could be added though. Email me at spoon@spoonjab.com

  14.  Hello, I was wondering if this pluggin is still being develloped to work with newer versions of BP and WP, if yes, please send me an email at alnoorba@hotmail.com!

    1.  yes! if you go over to http://spoonjab.com/bp-wp-profile-reviews/ you can see the details and download.

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