Also, this plugin IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE DOWNLOAD and in order to achive the most updated version ( which works flawless with joomla 2-5 ) one needs to pay for a full membership on the developer site.
If one download the free version of the plug-in ( actually 2.5.x.2.2.1 ) and istall it on a Joomla 2.5.3 than it WILL RESULT IN FRONTEND BROKEN WITH WHITE PAGE only displayed.
In few words, this is a fraudolent behaviour oriented to scam.
Also there is a clearly fraud in the statement reported on developer site(*), near the Script Generator Plugin version 2.5.x.2.2.2. It stated that public version is released few weeks later than paid one, but IT HAS BEEN RELEASED on March 22th, 2012 and yet THERE IS NO FREE AVAILABLE DOWNLOAD.
This means that the developer intend to force users to obtain a PAID MEMBERSHIP IN ORDER TO RESTORE THEIR SITE functionality. ( In some countries this is considered forced extorsion! )
This statement is to be considered fraudolent since there is no warning in the download section for free users about Script Generator Plugin "known" problems and incompatibility!
Core Design Scriptegrator plugin and Ajax Vote plugin are both free extensions available to download for everyone. Each Core Design update is available for Membership users at first - then (a few weeks later or month and half... is our decision) for public. You don't need a membership to download these extensions but it helps to us to cover the costs for server and our free time.
Mention about Scriptegrator plugin is not included in description of this extension but is located on the official Ajax Vote page under "Important" notice. Also is mentioned in our tutorial related to Ajax Vote plugin.
I couldnt see how to remove the original voting section in the site but did eventually work it out (disable voting plugin in manager).
Looks great and with a minor tweak it now sits at the bottom of the articles.
Best voting plugin i have tried.
Also I think bigger voting images would be good. Thats what is missing. I am just going for single image than 5 hearts and a bigger one is needed
This works well so far and I like the little extra functionality where you can change the appearance to a few different rating skins.
But i persevered because I loved the 'heart' image option - suited my site well.
Support helped my fix initial issues but further down the line other issued developed and now my users can't vote at all.
Very Temperamental ... as has been shown by all the other reviews.
On the high side, the stars look very good on my black background!
I installed this plugin on my Joomla! 1.5.6, and installed the Scriptegrator plugin. Surely I had enabled both plugin and select jQuery JS to yes in Scriptegrator plugin. But it just refuses to show up the stars!
I've been looking for something like this for a long time, last year I had a site running joomla but had problems getting similar plugins to work, this one works perfect and looks very effective!
I must admit, it took me a while to figure out why it wasnt displaying, whether that was just me being new to joomla 1.5 or being inexperienced at joomla in general i'm not sure, but after going into the settings for the Scriptegrator plugin and selecting "Yes" to load jQuery JS it worked fine.
Many thanks! :D
I did encounter a CSS issue causing the hearts for the rating to be misaligned and right after installation the folder permissions were not set correctly, so the vote went into an eternal loop. Tiny issues really as you can expect these with most components when implementing them in your website.
The plugin itself looks and feels really slick and makes a very good addition for any site.