You may have installed this plugin and wonder why that blog post with the most up votes isn’t displaying at top of the hottest posts list? this must mean the plugin is broken no?
The WPeddit plugin does much more than just add a rating score to your posts. It adds a RANKING to each post.
But what is the ranking based on? How can a post with less votes make it to the top of the list?
Effect of when the post is published on the ranking
If you have a long standing blog, a post that you have posted up 6 months ago will have, over time, accrued a lot more votes than a post you have posted today. The post you post today may well be more interesting than the post from 6 months ago. If the ranking was based purely on number of votes then your newest posts wouldn’t stand a change of making it to the top of the list
WPeddit ranking algorithm measures how many positive votes your post has accrued over time, i.e. the speed of popularity
That’s a really powerful thing and should make this plugin stand out above all other simple post rating tools, it really is fantastic and does much more than just add up or down arrows.