HelpfulnessMeter is your ally to collect valuable information on the perception of your content by your visitors. Thanks to its small voting insert located at the bottom of each post, you offer your readers the possibility of giving their opinion anonymously. It’s simple, fast and extremely useful!

👥 Let your visitors have their say: HelpfulnessMeter’s voting insert is designed to make it easy for your readers to participate. They can express their opinion with just one click, without having to fill out long and tedious forms.

🔍 Instantly understand the quality of your content: Anonymous visitor votes give you immediate insight into your audience’s overall satisfaction. So you can quickly assess the impact of your content and take steps to improve it.

💡 Identify strengths and weaknesses: Thanks to votes, you will be able to identify the articles that receive the most appreciation and those that need improvement. This knowledge will allow you to optimize your content strategy and maintain a high level of satisfaction among your readers.

🚀 Boost engagement and retention: By giving your visitors the opportunity to express themselves, you encourage interaction and a sense of belonging to your community. This drives engagement, keeps readers coming back, and makes it easier to build a loyal fan base.

✨ Add a touch of interactivity to your site: HelpfulnessMeter is designed to integrate seamlessly with your WordPress theme, creating a smooth and engaging user experience. Your visitors will appreciate this interactive feature which adds an extra dimension to your content.

Don’t let your visitors stay silent! Use HelpfulnessMeter to gain valuable insights into your WordPress content and deliver an ever more captivating experience to your audience. Try it now and see your content shine with success! 💪✨

Key Features

  • Global or individual activation by shortcode
  • Compatible with posts, pages, and custom post types
  • Collection of detailed voting statistics
  • Translatable and statistics can be reset (v1.2)

How to use

Simply activate HelpfulnessMeter, go to settings, configure your preferences… and voilà!

Credit Where Credit’s Due

This plugin is 95% fork of WaspThemes’s WordPress plugin Was This Helpful?. Since the „Was This Helpful?“ plugin is not actively maintained and not tested with the latest version of WordPress, I decided to take it over and continue to improve.


Great people use HelpfulnessMeter to leave their best review afterwards… and you are great too!

Latest Updates

= 1.2 =
* Added option to reset site vote statistics
* HelpfulnessMeter is now translatable


  • Improved readme


  • Added a new shortcode


  • Minor updates and fixes


  • Minor updates and fixes


  • Initial Release


  • HelpfulnessMeter question displayed at the bottom of the page.
  • HelpfulnessMeter Thank You Message displayed at the bottom of the page after the user vote.
  • The statistics in WordPress dashboard > Posts.
  • The admin interface for configuring HelpfulnessMeter settings.
  • A shortcode can manually be placed in content to display the voting insert on the front-end.
  • Another shortcode can be placed on a private page in order to obtain the statistics of the contents of the other shortcode has been placed manually.
  • The front-end statistics table for the manually placed shortcode.


From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for HelpfulnessMeter
  3. Click on Install Now then Activate to activate it


  1. Download HelpfulnessMeter
  2. Upload the HelpfulnessMeter directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp…)
  3. Activate HelpfulnessMeter from your Plugins page

Once activated

Visit Settings > HelpfulnessMeter and configure the settings to best match your needs.

Once configured

Depending on your configuration choices, you could find the voting statistics for your content in a new column in the list of your posts for example (if you have configured HelpfulnessMeter globally for your posts). You can also use the shortcode [helpfulness_meter] to manually put the HelpfulnessMeter voting inset in your content. You may also need to list all content stats where the above shortcode is manually added, in that case I invite you to create a private page and paste the below shortcode to do so: [hfnm_shortcode_list].


Can I customize the look and feel of the plugin?

Yes, you can customize the appearance of HelpfulnessMeter using custom CSS.

I know this plugin!

You are right, this plugin is a fork of „Was This Helpful?“ plugin by waspthemes.

How is the HelpfulnessMeter plugin Different?

This first release is bug free, UX is improved for admin and I’m already working on next releases to make visitor experience even better and you can get quality and actionable feedback.

Who are the developers?

Ludovic S. CLAIN from Reunion island  🇷🇪  who has the honor of being part of the WordPress community

Can I help you?

Of course! Please contact me by opening a support ticket, it’s always a blessing to have help on a plugin.


Für dieses Plugin gibt es keine Rezensionen.

Mitwirkende & Entwickler

„HelpfulnessMeter“ ist Open-Source-Software. Folgende Menschen haben an diesem Plugin mitgewirkt:


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Interessiert an der Entwicklung?

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For the complete changelog history, please click here or refer to the separate „changelog.txt“ file included in the plugin directory.