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.

Note: Only logged in users can vote in Lite version!


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.


9 Նոյեմբերի, 2023 1 reply
That’s insane, so much notification from this plugin which you can’t remove.
30 Հոկտեմբերի, 2023
My main issues with this plugin were related to Facebook. Matt was able to help me navigate them in order to get the plugin working. Without his help I would not have been able to get this live. There are lots of plugins out there, but having one with great support makes it a lot easier to implement.
11 Օգոստոսի, 2023
We are using this product for artists to upload images for art competitions, for reviewers to select or reject them, and for online voting people’s choice awards. It is wonderful, does everything I need, and the support is very responsive.
8 Հունիսի, 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
15 Փետրվարի, 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.
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Contributors & Developers

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




  • WordPress 6.4.1 Support
  • Updated CSS to show loading only for contestants container


  • Brand icon updated


  • Secure link change


  • New branding migration changes


  • Upgrade from Lite to Pro Version steps added
  • Other minor changes


  • WordPress 6.2.2 Support
  • Other minor issue fixes


  • Fixed migration issue from previous versions


  • Fixed inconsistant login issue
  • Other minor Issue Fixes


  • Removed the JS Client Uploader
  • Added the default form Upload
  • Fixed Design issues in list view


  • Fixed custom fields issue in the Submit Entry form


  • WordPress 6.0 Support
  • Issue Fixes


  • Fixed Category Assign Issue for the Contestants in the admin end
  • Security Issue Fixes


  • Added the Stylish Layout Settings
  • Added the Cookie Tracing Method
  • Added the Color Settings
  • Security Issue Fixes


  • Login and Registration Issues


  • Fixed Datepicker Issue in the Contest Category Settings
  • Fixed the Showform in the showcontestants and addcontestants shortcode
  • Fixed Admin Styles


  • Fixed the Rules & Prizes in addcontestant shortcode


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


  • Fixed the undefined js conflicts issue while voting


  • Fixed Image issue in GRID & List view
  • Fixed the undefined issue while voting
  • Fixed the PHP warnings


  • Non-numeric value encountered warning in first time view of contestants
  • Voting Logs pagination Filtes & styles issues
  • Style issuses admin end
  • Issue fix in the Contestant title
  • Removed the Google Plus Sharing


  • Fixed the Deprecated functions


  • Fixed the issues for the premium version compatibility
  • Image Issues fixed
  • Added Appropriate Hooks for the current WordPress versions


  • 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 issue fixes.
  • Deprecated the shortcode attribute — onlyloggedinuser.


  • Fixed the Registration Issues.


  • Initial release