Add Ratings to your Blogger and Tumblr blogs

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Eoin

It’s now possible to integrate ratings into Blogger and Tumblr sites so that the one rating can be used across your blog to track how your content is rated.

The advantage of this is you don’t need to post a unique rating with each post, as one will be included automatically.

In the rating reports it will be easy to determine what post is scoring well.

For Blogger, we have created a rating gadget that you can add to your blog’s page elements. You can give the gadget a title, assign it a rating id from your account and choose a positon for the rating.

More on how to add the rating gadget can be found here – http://support.polldaddy.com/blogger-ratings-gadget/

On Tumblr, you will need to edit your theme and include the rating embed code.

Details on how to do this can be found here – http://support.polldaddy.com/adding-polls-and-ratings-to-tumblr-posts/

Give them a go and please get back to us with any feedback.

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7 comments on “Add Ratings to your Blogger and Tumblr blogs

  1. Krista, thanks for the help. But the rating widget does.t work.. I try to add the html widget code on my template in post foot line 2, but how i can get the widget code? thanks!
    leolux
  2. Hi there, If you hover over your rating in your dashboard and click on Edit, you'll see the ID number of the rating at the end of the URL in the address bar of your browser.
    Krista
  3. hello! i have a problem, how i can know my Rating ID?
    leolux
  4. @Karen, the gadgets can only be positioned in positions made available by blogger I'm afraid. There isn't much we can do about this. However, it is possible to edit the blog's template and use the rating embed code to position the rating wherever you need to, but it's not straightforward. If you want help with this, please contact support and they will be able to guide you on how to do this.
    Eoin
  5. Never mind. The problem is that this new widget can't be placed where I want it to go in the layout (at the bottom of each blog post, immediately after the comment box), and the preview of the widget doesn't work in Blogger. I won't use the new widget again. Karen
    Karen Henry
  6. @Karen, you should be able to edit your blog's theme as outlined in the help document and add the widget from there. What happens when you try this? Do you see an option to edit the blog's Page Elements? When added, you will be able to use the same rating for all your posts as the rating is assigned an item id that allows multiple versions of the same rating.
    Eoin
  7. I tried this on Blogger and it doesn't have any effect. Can you explain where, precisely, to add this into the Blogger layout to make it show up below each post? I understand where to embed the code for the regular Rating object PDRTJS_settings_xxxxxxx = { "id" : "xxxxxxx", "unique_id" : "default", "title" : "", "permalink" : "" }; in order to have it show up below each post, and that seems to work, but the problem is that rating one post will cause the rating counter to increment on ALL posts on my blog, which is not what I want. Are you saying that this new widget will allow DIFFERENT ratings on each of my blog posts in Blogger, so that each post can be rated and tracked independently? If that is what you mean, then I would appreciate an example showing precisely where to put this widget on the Blogger layout so that the rating shows up beneath each blog post. I can't get the new widget to show up on my blog, no matter where I put it in the layout. Thanks, Karen
    Karen Henry
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