How do I add stars to my post?

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  • #1961649

    How can I put stars for rating the books I read from my p.c.? When I write a post on my android phone I can put stars into the post , but not when I do it on my laptop. When I review a book I want to say how many stars I think it´s worth.

    The blog I need help with is petulareadsromance.wordpress.com.

    #1961762

    kokkieh
    Staff

    I think this is what you’re looking for. The text you type to get a star is right at the bottom: http://en.support.wordpress.com/smilies/

    #1961827

    So That looks like if I type :star: :star: :star: i will get three stars on the post .Is that right?

    #1961828

    timethief
    Member

    Just and added note. These star ratings are your visitor’s use
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ratings/

    #1961833

    kokkieh
    Staff

    @petulawinmill
    That should do the trick. The link timethief supplied is to allow users to rate your posts if you want to give them that ability.

    @timethief
    Thanks for adding that.

    #1961845

    Nope that didn´t work. Just gave me the words and dots. I will just have to carry on only posting from my phone.

    #1961847

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Check under Settings ->Writing that you have emoticons enabled.

    Another option is to use a program like Windows Paint to create your own images for the different star ratings. You can then upload those into your media library and simply add them to posts as needed.

    #1961854

    I will see if I can work it out with Windows paint . I´m only just learning how to use my lap top properly. Thank you all for your help.

    #1961859

    timethief
    Member

    You could try visual editor row 2 icon 7 for custom characters
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#custom-characters
    There’s a star in the 4th row and 7th position there.
    http://en.support.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/visualeditor-specialcharacters.png?w=460&h=259

    #1961860

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Thanks, timethief. I was looking for one there and couldn’t see it. I am overdue for a visit to the optometrist… ;-)

    #1961862

    timethief
    Member

    That’s so funny kokkieh because I’m visually challenged. :)

    #1961863

    kokkieh
    Staff

    I know! In my defence, without my glasses I’m also blind as a bat. Not an excuse here, though – I’m near-sighted, so computer screens shouldn’t be a problem.

    #1961952

    timethief
    Member

    @petulawinmill
    I thought of something else that so easy to do. You can copy and paste a star image
    ☀ for ☀
    ☆ for ☆

    #1961984

    I think I will stick to doing it on my phone its so much easier. Thanks anyway for your ideas.

    #1961985

    timethief
    Member

    Okay. :)

    #1961988

    Hello –
    @petulawinmill Are You Referring To The This As A Start Question –
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ratings/

    May I Ask Is Your Browser Firefox Or Chrome when you attempt this –
    Settings – Ratings – Ratings Settings ?

    #1962016

    My browser is Chrome. I´m not looking for ratings for me. I want to put stars on the books I review to say what I think of the book. I have given up trying to do it on the computer. It´s much easier through the App on my phone.

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