Dauphy: I’ve opened a box of sausages Hobbo, haven’t I?
Hobbo: If you mean a can of worms, yes. You certainly have. What happened?
Dauphy: It’s a bit complicated. Can I tell you in French, then you can explain it to everyone.
Hobbo: Good idea!
Dauphy: D’accord. (Dauphy does so)
Hobbo: Right. Think I’ve got it! Go into ‘My Site’ on WordPress as usual. In the menu on the left is WP Admin. Click this. In the next menu is ‘Feedback’, click this. This opens a window ‘Rating Results’. In the top left of this window is a button ‘Settings’. Click this button, and you are now able to put ‘One to five’ rating stars on your post, or on any page of your site. Brilliant thought Dauphy!
Dauphy: I did.
Hobbo: But there are just a couple of problems.
Dauphy: I haven’t slept, I tell you.
Hobbo: The first, a minor one: We are on the premium plan, currently £7 per month, and I don’t know if using ratings will up the cost of that. Secondly…
Dauphy: And this is the biggy!
Hobbo: It sure is Dauphy.
If you open our blog by typing WWW.Hobbospoems.com the star ratings are there on the blog. They are interactive and you can quickly rate a post from poor to excellent without having to give reasons. Brilliant!
BUT, and this is where it all falls down!
If you access a blog from WP reader as our followers do, the ratings do not appear! Now this is a major flaw which makes the ratings inaccessible, because we all read each others blogs through the WP reader, don’t we? Now me and Dauphy…
Dauphy: Dauphy and I please…
Hobbo: Now me and Dauphy have only been blogging for four months, so there may be some little trick of which we are not aware which would solve the second problem? Over to you, dear reader!
Dauphy: So, you’re not cross with me?
Hobbo: No Dauphy, I’m not cross!
Dauphy: Can I have a biscuit?…