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The Star Rating Feature Is out Now

The long-awaited star rating functionality has been released today. From now on, users can rate content posted on NING networks with up to five stars!


You can enable the feature in the Site & Pages section of your admin panel or in the Manage Pages section of a group menu on:


  1. The Article, Blog, Photo, Video, Forum, and Event pages;


  2. The comment wall widget.


So how does it work?


If you wish to rate a content item, you would need to write a comment below and assign the content a rating from 1 to 5 stars. 




The total number of votes and the average rating will be displayed below the content itself. 




Please note that you can rate each content item only once.


If you remove your rating comment, your vote will be canceled, but you can re-rate the content item anytime later.


As for the comment wall widget, since you can add it to any page on your network, you can use it to collect feedback about your custom pages with embedded content, members’ profile pages, etc.


Please let us know what you think about the star rating feature! Your suggestions are welcome, as always.



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  • Do people really use this? It seems complicated for the end user to understand. It might not be used by the community.

  • NC for Hire

    Great feature. Thanks Ning!

  •  Hi. It's great.

    I just trying to understand. I have been waiting to be able to rate the content itself.I have been waiting for this for about 3 or 4 years now.  Someone post a Picture and People are able to rate it or like it just like on Facebook.
    The way it is people are rating a comment? Is not rating the content itself ( photo, blog, etc...  ) The comment of someone is more important the Content it self?  

    Can we rating pictures, give a star, a thumb up or a heart just like Facebook? 

  • Bless you Ning, we are so excited to add this new feature to our network

  • Will it be released to rate groups?

    • Hello Alessandro!

      Not in the nearest future, but you can add a Comment Wall with rating to the group with the request to rate it :) 

      Best regards,

      The NING Team

      • Thanks for the suggestion. I tested your suggestion in one group, adding the widget to the existent Commment Wall of the group, it works fine!

        But I would need to activate it for 5500 groups... impracticable to do it manually.

        Would it be possible a custom bulk activation of the widget to the existent Comment Wall of all groups of my network?

  • NC for Hire

    thank you! much appreciated

  • 5 STARS!!!

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