WP Voting Contest Lite


Easy to use voting contest plugin for WordPress. Simply let users vote photos/images in your Contests.

Installing and activating this plugin will place a vote button and a vote count below each photo of all contestants images using the [showcontestants id=’category id’] shortcode.


The all-in-one WordPress Contest plugin. Start an Audio Contest, Video Contest, Photo Contest, or Essay Contest using a single plugin.

Online Demo

You can try out the Online demonstration to see how the plugin works.

To login, go to the Demo dashboard and login with demo / demo.


  • Grid View of the Image Contest with vote button, vote count and Social media links.
  • List View of the Image Contest with vote button, vote count and Social media links.
  • Single Contestant View of the Image Contest with vote button, vote count and Social media links.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload wp-voting-contest folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the Contest Category and create the Contest and the shortcode in the page [showcontestants id=’category id’] to vote for the contestants


What is Category ID

Created Contest Category term ID is the Category ID to be used in the shortcode.

What contest it ’supports

It only ’supports the Photo/Image Contest.


Jugn 8, 2022
This plugin is much supported for voting. Thanks guys for this awesome plugin. If you have give more options in the Voting Frequency , then it will be very useful in the future. Thanks
Fevrâr 15, 2021
I have successfully used this plugin, but the plug-in has some know bugs that have been reported. The last plugin update is 9/19/20.
Lui 13, 2020
I rarely leave negative reviews like this... but I HATED this plug in. It didn't work as advertised, was unbelievably clunky, and I spent more time supporting/troubleshooting with our users than I would have if I had just authored a solution myself. At the end of the day, I wound up having to disable pretty much all of the 'features' to get it to a point where our users could use it. Add into the mix that this is something I paid for? Nope.
Mai 19, 2020
There is nothing to use in free version of this plugin and not in even paid one
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Voting Contest Lite” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial release


  • Fixed the Registration Is’sues.


  • Guttenburg Editor in the Contestants.
  • Removed the Voting menu in the Edit and Add Contestant area because it conflicts with the editor.
  • Admin Ajax fix.
  • Support with WordPress 5.
  • Admin end CSS is’sue fixes.
  • Deprecated the shortcode attribute – onlyloggedinuser.


  • Fixed the is’sues for the premium version compatibility
  • Image Is’sues fixed
  • Added Appropriate Hooks for the current WordPress versions


  • Fixed the Deprecated functions


  • Non-numeric value encountered warning in first time view of contestants
  • Voting Logs pagination Filtes & styles is’sues
  • Style is’suses admin end
  • Is’sue fix in the Contestant title
  • Removed the Google Plus Sharing


  • Fixed Image is’sue in GRID & List view
  • Fixed the undefined is’sue while voting
  • Fixed the PHP warnings


  • Fixed the undefined js conflicts is’sue while voting


  • Fixed the Multilingual Supports in the Plugin
  • Added New Translated Strings


  • Fixed the Rules & Prizes in addcontestant shortcode


  • Fixed Datepicker Is’sue in the Contest Category Settings
  • Fixed the Showform in the showcontestants and addcontestants shortcode
  • Fixed Admin Styles


  • Login and Registration Is’sues


  • Added the Stylish Layout Settings
  • Added the Cookie Tracing Method
  • Added the Color Settings
  • Security Is’sue Fixes


  • Fixed Category Assign Is’sue for the Contestants in the admin end
  • Security Is’sue Fixes


  • WordPress 6.0 Support
  • Is’sue Fixes


  • Fixed custom fields is’sue in the Submit Entry form


  • Removed the JS Client Uploader
  • Added the default form Upload
  • Fixed Design is’sues in list view


  • Fixed inconsistant login is’sue
  • Other minor Is’sue Fixes


  • Fixed migration is’sue from previous versions