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How to Build an Online Community on Your Site

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  1. Introduction
    Introduction to this course
  2. Creating a ready to use site on LaunchMyWp
    1 Topic
  3. Installing Required WordPress Plugins (BuddyPress)
    4 Topics
  4. Setting Up and Configuring BuddyPress and Content
    15 Topics
  5. Installing and Configuring BuddyBuilder
    4 Topics
  6. Customizations
    1 Topic
  7. FAQ
    13 Topics
  8. Conclusion
Lesson 7, Topic 10
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How to add a Member Reviews feature to your community site

John April 8, 2021
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One of the ways to raise user interaction and engagement within your community site is by adding user reviews. Allowing members to rate each other increases the connectivity between members.

Within this topic, we will cover how to add reviews within your community site.

Step 1: Install the BuddyPress Member Reviews plugin

The plugin can be installed from the Plugins > Add New section within your WordPress dashboard.

Step 2: Enable Review Settings

These settings can be enabled from the WbPlugins > User Reviews > General section triggered from the plugins’ settings.

Once you have specified your desired settings ensure that you save your changes.

Step 3: Add the Review Criteria

This option allows you to specify the criteria(s) that will be used to rate members. Criterias will also be rendered only when enabled.

Step 4: Specify the Display Options

Here you will need to set the label to rendered on the review form and BuddyPress Tab. You can leave it as it is.

Still within this section, you can alter the review colors.

Review a Member

Navigate to the members page within your site and select a member of whom you would wish to add a review.

Access the Reviews tab within their profile.

Select the option “Add Review”

Here, you can then provide your review description and assign ratings on the respective criterias.

With this done, submit the review.

Rendering Reviews

Once a review is submitted, it can then be rendered on the respective user profile(s). Below is a sample: