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1Feb/08
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hot or not wordpress plugin

This wordpress plugins adds a radio button to the comment form so users can tell if a post is hot or not. Depending on the value that is chosen, another css class is added to comment .

  1. Download the plugin
  2. Download the Hot Or Not plugin here
    Unzip this file into the /wp- content/plugins/ folder.

  3. Adding the radionbutton group to the comment form.
  4. This radiobutton has to be added in the < form > tag of the comments. You can find this somewere at the bottom of your "template/comments.php" file. It looks something like this.

    HTML:
    1. <form action="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-comments-post.php" method="post" id="commentform">

    You have to paste the code below in that form.

    HTML:
    1.   <input name="hon_group" type="radio" /> Yes
    2.   <input name="hon_group" CHECKED="true" type="radio" /> no
    3.  </p>

  5. Dynamically add the class to the comment
  6. In the beginning of that same file, there is a php foreach statement to print all comments.

    HTML:
    1. <?php foreach ($comments as $comment) ?>

    A bit further in the file you have to add the hotornot class to the listitem:

    HTML:
    1. li id="comment-<?php comment_ID() ?>" class="<?php print $comment->css ?>">

  7. Activate the plugin
  8. Active the plugin in the admin "Plugins" screen in wordpress.

  9. Change the css style of your comments
  10. You can do this in the template/style.css file.

    .vote_hot {style.css (line 692)
    background-color:#CDEEAB;
    border-top:1px dotted #006600;
    color:#006600;
    }

    .vote_not {style.css (line 699)
    background-color:#FFE0E0;
    border-top:1px dotted #F5857E;
    color:#AB0000;
    }

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