A review and comparison site should have a set of standards for evaluating products or services — MyReviewPlugin calls these standards "rating categories." Do not confuse them with WordPress’ own post categories. They’re not related.
The rating categories are the aspects of the products that your readers care about. For a car comparison site, for example, readers might care about reliability, length of warranty, mileage, and price. For this woodworking plans site, readers care about:
- ease of use,
- accuracy of plans,
- details of plans,
- number of plans,
- required skill levels,
- bonus material,
- product delivery format,
- money back guarantee period, and, as always,
- the price.
Figure out the rating categories for the products that you are reviewing. Make a list, and then add them to MyReviewPlugin by going to: MyReviewPlugin »» Rating Categories.
Adding Rating Categories
When you add a new rating category, you have a few choices for types.
The category types are self-explanatory.
However, there’s a little problem. In the woodworking plans niche, I can give "accuracy of plans" and "level of details" a "Five Stars" rating type. But what about rating categories like price, money back guarantee period, skill level, etc. I cannot give those a five stars, ten stars, letter grade, or anything like that. It has to be text — and it’s not one of the three text types of MyReviewPlugin that you see in the screenshot above.
For example, with "skill level", I wanna use "Advance", "Intermediate", or "Beginner" . MyReviewPlugin rating categories do not accept values like this. But there’s a solution. And it’s within MyReviewPlugin.
The other place where you can add rating categories is at WordPress post edit screen. The rating categories will be added as post custom fields. With custom fields, you can use any value for the rating category, even HTML.
If this makes no sense to you, don’t worry. Enter your rating categories here, and we will add custom fields data in the next page.