How do I create a star rating?

Here are some step-by-step instructions on how to create a star rating using Polldaddy.

To get started, log in to your Polldaddy dashboard. Click on the big blue Create a new… dropdown and select Rating:

create rating polldaddy

Give your rating a name:

create rating name

Select the 5-Star Rating radio button in the Rating Type box:

Under Edit Styles you can customize the size and color of your five star rating.
In the example below, we’ve changed the size to large, and selected the color blue for the star color:

You can notice that the live preview on the right-hand side of the screen will update as you make selections; this way, you are immediately able to see what your rating will look like:


Customize rating fonts and default text

Under Edit Styles, you can customize the text in many different way. You can:
– Set your text in bold or italic
– Change the size of your text
– Choose a typeface
– Select a color
– Set the line height (the space between the text and the stars)
– Align the text left, right, or center, relative to the stars
– Choose whether you want the text to appear on top, to the right, or beneath the rating.

You can customize all the default phrases associated with the rating. Additionally, you can change the text to a different language by entering the phrases in the language of your choice:

polldaddy rating text edits

Click on the blue Save Rating Widget button to save your rating widget. Clicking on this button brings up a pop-up from which you can copy code that you can paste into your website.

saving widget rating polldaddy

Placing a widget on your website

In order to place a widget on your website you need to click on Collect Votes.
polldaddy ratings collect votes
There’s an option to copy and paste JavaScript if that suits your fancy, or you can copy the handy shortcode as shown in the example below, and paste into your WordPress site post.

Note that if you have a site, you’ll need to download and install the Polldaddy plugin, first.

If you have a site, you can embed the rating using the shortcode. Click on the WordPress option, copy the shortcode we supply, paste it into the location you’d like to see it on your website:


To embed using the JavaScript option, click on it, copy the JavaScript code we supply, paste it into the location you’d like to see it on your website:


Here’s what it looks like on your site:

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