Host Showdown popularity contests on your site and allow your visitors to rate their favorite things!
The plugin engages your visitors attention and hooks them on your site, as long as you have fun content to serve them!
Bored of just images? No problem!
The plugin allows you to show other media like embedded videos, text etc… from your Competitor content area. We have an example of how to show Videos on our test site.
With a delightfully easy setup process you can start your first contest within a couple of minutes of installation. Visit the handy documentation on our test site to get started. Quick help questions are answered within the plugin too.
- Upload as many Competitors as you like.
- Add as many Groups as you like.
- Use the shortcode gener’ator to show Group based contests.
- Easily edit your Competitors.
- Display a transition message.
- Customize colors to your theme.
- Easily customize displayed text.
For more information, and to take a look at the Pro version, visit our website – ShowDown.
- Install and activate via your WordPress plugin admin panel.
- Configure the plugin from the Showdown > Settings menu in your WordPress backend.
- Add your Competitors via the dedicated “Competitors” custom post type.
- Add a new Post/Page and embed the shortcode, you can specify the Group name to just show Competitors from one Group.
The plugin is widget ready and will appear in your “Appearance > Widgets” list. Simply drag and drop and the widget into any widget ready area, like your sidebar.
- Can I name my Groups anything?
Yes, they work just like regular WordPress categories. However, two word Group names like “My Cats” won’t work. You can try “MyCats” or just “Cats”.
- How do I specify the Group name in the shortcode?
When you embed the shortcode via the gener’ator on your Post/Page write panel you can specify the Group name in the popup screen. So to specify your “Cats” Group, you would write cats in the field provided. The shortcode would then show it as:
- What features are available in the ShowDown Pro version?
Here’s the feature set available in the ShowDown Pro version:
- Battle Mode: Create contests to pit one Competitor against another. Highly addictive to visitors and increases your pageviews!
- Anti-cheat: Limit votes by IP address so your Contests and Battles are not spammed.
- Affiliate Link: Add an affilaite link to your featured image, a great way to potentially make some money.
- Advanced Widget: Show winners/losers from specific Groups.
- Scrub Data: Enables you to reset all your data.
- Other Notable Features: Tweet to twitter, show/hide IP address, turn ON/OFF Group name and more…!
More information at: ShowDown.
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- CSS fix
- WordPress v4.5 compatibility
- Name change from Hot or Not to Showdown
- Minor tweaks
- Initial release