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iRate!: Generate Top-ListsBy dave
So, what is a "top list?" This is just a list displaying your top-ranked (or low-ranked) items. You can create lists by category and specify how many to rank and in what order.
Okay, let's begin. First, log in, and scroll down to the third bullet under Tips. Grab the code in the textbox there, and modify that according to this tutorial.
The parameters of the source URL can be broken down as follows:
A couple of source URL examples
Hmm. So let's say you have a movie blog. Each entry describes a movie, and your visitors can rate each movie (sorta like IMdB).
You want a list of the top 50 movies, ranked by visitor ratings. To make this list, a movie must've amassed at least 100 votes. Also, you have categorized these items as "movie." Here's the URL you would use:
You also want a list of the 20 movies with the worst ratings. To make the list, 5 votes (remember, this is the default value) is all you need. Here's the URL:
That should get you going. If you have any problems, suggestions, or just general feedback, please email me. (The email's on the bottom of the page.)
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