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GD Star Rating - Rating and Review System

GD Star Rating is one of the most popular plug-ins for WordPress - sophisticated rating and review system for post, pages and comments. One of the best things is that there are constant updates and development of this plug-in, as well as GD Star Rating is rich snipped ready. Before I start listing the features and capabilities, I just want to mention that this plug-in work out of the box and in most cases there is no need to touch the settings at all. List of GD Star Rating Features Integration into posts and pages – singe or multi-rating system Comment rating - comment author review using standard, single rating block (thumbs ranking) Author rating and review Multiple rating review – up to 10  different criteria Using standard graphics or custom graphics for ratings (stars template system) Set number of ranking stars IP or cooking protection for rating Rating control (per user, per IP, per comment) Rich snippet support Widget support Template system Multi-language support - English, Serbian, Spanish, Hindi, German, Italian, French, Ukrainian, Byelorussian, Russian, polish Support for cache plug-ins –  (we’ve tested in combination with W3 Total Cache) Ajax dynamic loading Votes moderation Charting support with pChart library Saving...
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W3 Total Cache Review

W3 Total Cache is web performance optimization for WordPress and Buddy Press. Probably the most complete and the easiest plug-in that can speed up your WordPress blog. Website speed is one of the major factors of successful website. Visitors want pages to open instantly, as well Google prefer faster websites too. W3 Total Cache works out of the box and doesn’t require much knowledge about web coding or servers. Simply test your configuration and deploy the settings. There are many benefits of caching website and I will list few of the most important: Few times faster website Improved website rankings and most likely lower bounce rate "Instant" subsequent page views: browser caching Pages render quicker Reduced page load time: increased visitor time on site; visitors view more pages Improved server performance Minify settings and gzip compression save bandwidth One of the best features is that W3 Total Cache now uses the Page Speed Online API to provide Page Speed suggestions to WordPress users. Here are some of the features: Compatible with shared, VPS and dedicated hosting Compatible with apache 1.3+, nginx 0.7+, , IIS 5+ or litespeed 4.0.2+. Easy CDN integration caching of pages by referrer or groups of user agents...
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