Fake reactions

Fake reactions functionality allows you to display a certain starting number of reactions for every post, so you don't have to start from 0. This can be set globally or locally for every post.

Use auto-calculation

Automatic reactions calculation gets into account post publish date. At first reactions counter won't be equal to value you set as Fake reaction count base (see below) but will be only 10% of it. The counter will reach the final value after 30 days which makes it look more natural during post lifetime.

Global setup

To enable auto-calculation, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Go to the What's Your Reaction Plugin › Fake Reactions section
  3. Set the Fake reaction count base option to a number to set it globally
  4. Set the Fake reaction count base option to empty to disable it

Single post setup

To set it up for a particular post, please:

  1. In the Post Editor find the Fake reactions metabox just below the main post content
  2. Set Fake reactions count to empty if you want the global setting to be used
  3. Set Fake reactions count to a number to set it up individually for a post

Disable for new submissions

To disable fake reactions for a new posts submitted from frontend (requires Snax plugin), please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Choose the What's Your Reaction Plugin › Fake Reactions section
  3. Set the Disable or new submissions option to yes