WP Voting Contest provides all of the essential features you need to create stunning contests.
Votes are tracked via IP by default. If you require users to register and login to vote the system will automatically switch from IP tracking to WP User ID tracking for votes. This is particularly handy for contests held in offices and schools since IP tracking would count each network IP address as one vote preventing others on your network from voting.
With the integrated vote log, admins can monitor votes and remove votes as needed. While the system is very accurate when tracking votes, sometimes there is a need to clear a vote or two by an admin. The voting log will also assure you that there is not any “foul play” with your contest and keeps everything fair for your contestants.
Utilizing Ajax, votes are automatically updated without having to refresh the page. You will see an on screen confirmation of your vote and the vote button will change from “Vote Now” to “Voted”. This ensure your voters clearly understand their vote was counted.
Rogue votes from Search Bots… No Way! Our vote tracking prevents rogue votes from search engine bots and other common voting system interferences.
Control how often people can vote. Once per category, once per calendar day, once per 24 hours, once per 12 hours, no limit. Also determine if user can vote for single or multiple contestants.
Easily import and export your contestants data via .csv file. We make it easy to mass import contestants to your contest or export the data as needed.
We make it easy to share entries via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Sharing buttons are located on the main contest, custom post page and PrettyPhoto Gallery. Pick and choose which social networks your visitors can share on.
By default your voters will be able to display your contest in grid/list view. You may also specify to use only particular view using a simple shortcode.
Have a lot of contests that you want to run? No Problem! Create multiple contests each with their own options and settings. You can even run different contest types such as a Photo Contest, Video Contest, MP3 Contest or Essay Contest.
Optionally require contestants or voters to register/login before submitting and entry or voting. This is particularly useful for Contest Admins that would like to build a marketing list of new subscribers. This is also very useful for private contests that have new subscribers turned off but would like existing WP Users to be able to vote or submit entries after logging in.
Utilize contest start and end date to set your contest on auto pilot or set number of contestants to make contest active. This allows you to have an entry period before the voting starts. Once the entry period is over the entry from will automatically be removed and the voting will open. The timer will then start counting down until the voting is closed. Timers are based off of your set Global WordPress timezone.
Control the number of contestants shown on each page with built in pagination. You can also turn pagination off via a simple short code.
Easily control the sort order that your contestants are displayed. You may sort by number of votes, ID, author, title, name, date, modified, random, comment count, and menu order all by ASC or DESC. Setup your contest the way YOU want it to display. By turning pagination off, specifying the number of contestants to show and sorting by votes you can display the top/bottom contestants, latest contestants or just a random set of contestants.
Contestants can upload their entries right from your website! Once a Contest Entry is submitted it will go to a pending status. This is done to prevent unsafe content or threats from being posted to your website without review. You can optionally setup Admin Notifications so a contest admin is notified of a pending contestant.
Multilingual support is available via .mo and .po files. WP Voting Contest will automatically detect your native language and use the appropriate language files. We currently offer language support for English, French and German (Italian and Spanish coming soon!). We are constantly updating the plugin with new language packs so if you don’t see your language listed, send us a request and we’ll expedite a release for your language file.
Once your contest ends, the vote button will automatically be removed and your contest will stay viewable as a “Gallery” showing the final vote count for each contestant. Display the contest results for as long as you’d like or simply remove the shortcode from the page and delete your contest all together.
Options to turn on/off the display of almost every element such as Image, Description, Title, Category, Social Buttons, Read More Button and Vote Count.
Add custom questions to the Registration or Contest Entry Form and control how the information is displayed. For instance, if you would like to capture a contestants email address or phone number when they submit an entry but not display the information on their entry page you can keep it private! You can also choose which questions are kept private and which questions are displayed publicly.
Easily navigate from one contestants custom post page to the next or go back to the main contest page. The main contest page is detected automatically but we also give you the option to set the URL for each contest category just in case!
All of our CSS and Scripts are optimized so that they only load on contest pages or contest admin areas. This ensures maximum compatibility with your theme and other plugins. We closely follow all WordPress Codex guidelines and ensure our code is clean to pass HTML validation.
Image settings are integrated with the WordPress Media Library to allow you to use all of the built in image editing tools available with WordPress. This also helps to keep your contest to closely match your theme by using the sizes set in the WordPress Media Settings. You can choose any of these set sizes for your thumbnail and contestants post page.
Easily move contestants from one contest to another. This is very handy when you have multiple rounds of voting.
Get notified of updates via the WordPress Plugins tab. Frequently updated to expand on new features and keep current with the latest WordPress standards.
Overview page with well documented short code options, links to contest demonstrations, and online documentation.
Simple to use plugin for creating photo contests or and contest with voting.
Registers your vote without having to refresh the page.
Easily create descriptions which support HTML and coding using WordPress built in post/page editor.