Add Ratings to SharePoint Blog Site

This handy little utility works with the User Ratings Web Part to automatically add Ratings to blog posts. Fix the bug Microsoft created - sure, you can enable them, but will users go to your Posts library to rate them? No! This provides the User Rating RIGHT ON THE BLOG PAGE!

NOTE: FULL DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED - THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE PART (WE USE IT IN TRAINING) THAT SHOWS YOU HOW TO VERIFY A WEB PART IS INSTALLED AND HOW TO PROGRAMATICALLY ADD IT TO A SHAREPOINT PAGE.

NOTE: SEE THE USER RATING WEB PART (http://userratingwebpart.codeplex.com/) DOCUMENTATION FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ENABLE RATINGS FOR A LIST OR LIBRARY - ALSO FOR TIPS ON SOCIAL RATINGS, SEE HERE: http://davidmsterling.blogspot.com/2012/12/really-using-user-ratings-in-sharepoint.html

Simply specify the full URL to a new Blog site - this part will check for the installation of the "User Rating Web Part for SharePoint 2010" (http://userratingwebpart.codeplex.com/). It will then open the Blog Site, enable ratings on the Posts library then add the web part to the Post.aspx page - all in one click!

Add Ratings to SharePoint Blog Sites

Automatic utility for site administrators - use from any SharePoint site/site collection (all that is required is adequate permissions). WILL NOT BREAK THE SITE even if it fails!

User Rating on SharePoint Blog Post

 


 

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Last edited Dec 17, 2012 at 5:13 PM by DavidMSterling, version 11