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RateMyReview for Vantage is a very useful plugin to create a fresh community of reviewers through adding emotional rating options for each review submitted to the website.

Following the same approach of the most popular successful reviews guide – Yelp -,  RateMyReview is built to allow users to give reviews “thumbs-up” if it is “Useful, Funny or Cool.

RateMyReview features:

  • Allow users to upvote others’ reviews.
  • Upvote the review as funny, useful, cool.
  • Widget for the Review of the day (The most rated review), The same approach as Yelp.com.
  • Customizable options through the admin.
  • Ability to add more emotions.
  • Restrict double Rating.
  • Restrict rating for guests,users or both.
  • Options to edit the texts (Was this review?.. and Thanks for your review ).
  • RateMyReview works with any Vantage child theme.

Dedicated support | We take huge pride in our customer support and how it has differentiated us from the competition.
We have a support team located 3 countries in just about every time zone and try our hardest to ensure support responses within minutes..

Suggestions and Feedback | Our best ideas come from your suggestions so we take feedback seriously. If you have an idea or want to make a suggestion please let us know.

4 people like this.

A/Using automatical upload:

* Go to plugins => add new plugin =>Upload the plugin
* Activate the plugin.

B/Using FTP access:
* Download and Upload files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
* Go to wordpress dashboard Plugins => Activate the plugin

– A new sub menu in the dashboard will then be immediately created.

We take huge pride in our customer support and how it has differentiated us from the competition.

We have a support team located 3 countries in just about every time zone and try our hardest to ensure support responses within 24 hours.

We respond to customers’ questions and provide a limited support only by email.

Support covers:

  • Pre-sales questions.
  • Responding to questions or issues regarding the item and its features.
  • Fixing bugs and reported issues.
  • Providing updates to ensure compatibility with new software versions (appthemes and wordpress..).

Item support does not include:

  • Customization and installation services.
  • Support for third party software and plug-ins.

If you are facing a suspected issue, before you ask your question, make sure:

  • You read the docs and/or readme.txt file and that You browsed all the options of the parent theme .
  • Activate a clean install of the parent theme and test again
  • Deactivate all plugins and test again
  • Clean the cached files and data if you use any cache, security, speedup plug-ins or a server cache system. Then try again.
  • Browse the forums.appthemes.com for relevant answers.
  • Do not post issues’ questions in the comments section. It’s for comments and presales questions only.

If any of the previous steps didn’t work, email us by explaining the issue or question mentioning your username at appthemes.com. (If you don’t mention Your username, You’ll risk to receive a very late response. It’s the proof that You purchased our item )

We always try our best to help our beloved customers with small custom mods, but in case they take a long time and more efforts than editing a couple of php or css lines, we would recommend hiring an independent developer to help you with the task. or simply post it as a request at codeable.io.

– Presales questions don’t have to go through the steps above! Email any question. anytime.

– VIP* customers receive unlimited and prompt support by email.

*: VIP customers are the ones they bought more than 3 of our products. Our replies are always fast, since 87% of our clients are VIP.

Version 1.0.1
* Fixed error showing if used on a child theme

Version 1.0 – First version.

3 reviews of “RateMyReview

5 stars
I love it!!!
By -

I really love this product as a great added value for my site! On top, Spartac and team provide excellent support all the time. What can you wish more from a business partner! Thanks a lot!

5 stars
GREAT Product
By -

I am a novice webmaster and this plugin was a snap to install and use. My only suggestion to make the plugin better would be to allow the user to select from a pool of smileys, bulbs, lightning etc… (or add their own) when adding more than 3 emotions in the control panel. The existing ones are USEFUL, FUNNY and COOL which are changeable without loosing the existing emotion. But the 4th does not have an avatar. I don’t know if there is some way for the user to add this feature to the back office code.

Great product!

2 people like this.
5 stars
Brilliant Plugin..
By -

I am always keen to upgrade my site to keep the users coming back. This plugin like all of Spartacs plugins work out the box and is a great addition to my site. Keep them coming 🙂

3 people like this.
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 Comments (69)

  • aj270303

    Check your PM…

  • author

    Thanks a lot Marc for the great review 🙂

  • tbase

    Can the Useful, Funny, Cool titles be renamed?

  • tradeamillion

    Hi, just purchase the plugin but here is the message i am getting on instal
    Can not activate the plugin because the required theme is not active or installed!
    I am running latest V of vantage

  • tradeamillion

    using vantage child theme

  • tradeamillion

    the vanatge still have same name

    • author

      The plugin is instaled over the child theme for this that message was shown.
      give 10 mins, I will disable that function and update the zip in the marketplace. It’s not required anymore.

  • tradeamillion

    Theme Name: Vantage
    Version: 1.3.4
    Description: A Premium Directory Theme For WordPress
    Theme URI: http://www.appthemes.com/themes/vantage/
    Author: AppThemes
    Author URI: http://www.appthemes.com
    License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
    License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
    AppThemes ID: vantage

  • tradeamillion

    k no rush
    thanks for kick reply

    • author

      We have to rush on this, it takes only 2 mins and can save hours of customers’ time 😀
      Update it now.

  • jobbymyhobby

    How does review of the day work? I have reviews added today that have been voted on and there’s still nothing that shows up in the widget area.

    • author

      The review of the day is a widget, go to appearance => widget and drop it to the sidebar that You want.
      it will display the high rated review.

  • danielh

    You make awesome plugins! You really know what people want!

  • turansaim

    is it capable with Vantage Reviewer? –and also with directory child theme???
    I am gonna buy this one too. Just get me back quick please. fast customer service is equal to more business 🙂

    • author

      Yes it’s compatible with vantage reveiwer and directory child theme.
      Thank you for considering to purchase it.
      Best regards

  • turansaim

    I cant see the review of the day. Is something went wrong? How does it pull the reviews?

  • turansaim

    Tihs isnt working for activities? I just realized it when I went to activities tab and tested with a review. Hod Do I set it up with activities?

  • turansaim

    It work accept non english characters like ı ş ç ö. Help please?

  • turansaim

    It wont- it does not accept non english characters like ı ş ç ö. Help please?

  • turansaim

    Hello Spartac. this will be third: This is only accepting english letters. I cant write ı, ç,ş can you find a solution for this? Do I need to send a ticket?

  • paulo36


    RateMyReview and compatible with ClassiPress?

  • Phil

    Dear Spartac team,
    i like this plugin a lot. The issue is that some of my sites have absolutely no problems. One specific site has the plugin well displayed but on click, absolutely NOTHING happens! I tried everything, desinstalled all other plugins, even installed the vantage and directory theme. I just can’t explain it and your support team stays absolutely SILENT. Is there anyone here who experienced the same and who can explain me a possible cause? Much appreciated!

    • Phil

      PS: can it be that some permissions block the counting?

    • author

      Hi Phil,
      I will keep in touch with you and see what happens behind your website. there must is some conflict over there.
      if anyone experience the same thing, please tell us.

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  • yea747

    HI Spartac, thanks!:) Yes I guess that in the past, a deactivated plugin must cause this issue!

    • Phil

      Hi Spartac team, i have two new sites with same issue without any previous plugins whatsoever. Very difficult for me to hammer down the issue causing the non-counting.

  • yea747

    Dear Spartac team, thanks to your excellent support, we found out that I forgot to activate reviews in my listings!:) As usual, thanks a million for your support!

  • carpediemtim

    Regarding the review of the day, is it possible to display the top 5 most helpful reviews, for example? Or is it only ever just 1? For that matter, does it only display the most helpful one if it’s posted on that specific day, or does it not matter what day the comment was placed?

    • carpediemtim

      Sorry, I just noticed the screenshot in the pictures for this plugin that show that it can, in fact, show 5 reviews and not just one. It also shows a review from 9 months ago, so I think that also answers the question about whether it only shows reviews the same day they’re posted.

    • author

      Hi carpediemtim,
      It’s possible to show more than one review. you can show up to 5
      It displays the most helpful one posted in that specific day, but if there is no review submitted , the function goes backward and look for the most useful relevant one to publish, the same system as in yelp.

      • carpediemtim

        Thanks for getting back to me, Spartac, but one of the settings for the widget (I purchased it already) says “How many review to display, 5 max”. So that sure doesn’t sound like it’d need advanced modifications. That said, I put the widget in my home sidebar content area, and nothing’s showing up except for the header/title, even though I know that at least one comment has been marked as helpful.


        • author

          Hi Carpediemtim,
          I posted that answer because I thought you asked for somethng else, then I changed it (perhaps you read my reply in your email 😉
          Yes there is that option to show the review of the day.
          can you post your url ?

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          • carpediemtim

            Ah yes, you appear to be correct, although I don’t see a way to edit my comment.

            Also, regarding the ‘missing’ helpful review I mentioned, it seems to be working at the moment, and I assume it had to do with the caching plugin I’m using.

            Thank you kindly for your time.

          • carpediemtim

            Come to think of it, I’ll have to adjust the cache settings or else I think no new helpful reviews will show up.

          • author

            I assumed so as well, as lojng as you website will be filled with reviews, they will show up periodically.
            as I said , the same system as yelp.

          • carpediemtim

            FWIW, further testing showed that it wasn’t the caching plugin, but rather the fact that this plugin only checks once per day for updated, uh, helpfulness? So what I did was download a (WordPress) cron job scheduler, and adjusted ‘var_rating_calc_top_reviews’ to run every hour.

  • carpediemtim

    Any idea why I can no longer see this plugin on my site? Maybe related to a recent WordPress update or something? If I view the source, I can see divs with the class “rate-review”, so it seems to be there just not visible for some reason. If I knew how to PM you with the URL, I would…

    • author

      can you seend the url + admin access to support @ jobthemes.com
      I cannot replicate this issue on my install with the latest verisons of vantage or wp

  • carpediemtim

    FWIW, I did a completely fresh install in a test environment with zero other plugins except for ratemyreview, and it’s still not visible.

  • carpediemtim

    Thanks for getting back with me. How would I go about sending you a PM?

    I don’t understand how I can create a completely new installation of WP, Vantage, and the plugin, and the issue is present and yet the same isn’t true for you?

  • carpediemtim

    Apologies, but I don’t see anything on your profile that would enable me to PM you. Aside that and the fact that I can’t hand out admin access to a live production site willy nilly, as I’m sure you can understand, using the code inspector in Chrome, I can see that the elements are actually there. It’s just that there’s inline CSS element that’s hiding them. It appears to be the very last element on the page before the footer file:


    I’ve tried overriding it in the theme’s styles.css file with no luck, and I’ve found nothing related in the footer file.

    I included the because I think that’s a clue. Doesn’t that indicate that it’s related to a sidebar widget?

    BTW, I’m not sure what the previous issue was before with my fresh installation (maybe I was looking at a cached version of the page?), but it’s working just fine in my test environment.

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