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5 Best WordPress Rating Plugins

There are thousands of WordPress plugins that add features to your website that WordPress does not support by default, that also means there are hundreds more that offer the same features but with different functionality. Today i am going to talk about one such feature, and the options you have to implement this feature – star ratings.

Best WordPress Star Rating Plugins:

1) WP-PostRatings

WP Star Rating also uses AJAX, much in the same way as MN Star Rating – except it is a bit less complex, in that it offers you simple and straight options to customize  the plugin. It lets you pick how many stars you want to show, whether or not guests can vote, would you rather hide the rating result from your users? Can do. It even works with custom post types.

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2) Universal Star Rating

Universal Star Rating gives the author the opportunity to add ratings/reviews for desired data, products and services with the aid of a classic star rating system. You can make use of two shortcodes to embed a single inline star rating or a tabularly list of star ratings.

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3) KK Star Ratings

KK Star Ratings plugin is other popular plugin.These rating systems can be shown even on Google among SERP once you enable the Google’s Rich Snippet option within the plugin. Setting it up is pretty simple as everything is well labeled and I’m sure you won’t find any issues at all.

It allows users to put rating system either on top or bottom of a post, you can even select the side (left or right). Individual inputs can be tracked with IP in order to control duplicate inputs. On top of all these, it’s very light weight. Try it yourself, it’s not going to cost you anything.

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4) Google Places Reviews

Remember Google Places? You must have added your business listing over there. If you’re running a business website then this plugin is really helpful as it can help you show those listings over the website pretty easily.

The plugin is available for free and everything is pretty simple to setup. You need to put in an API of the listing you wish to show and once it does then you can see the listing, ratings and even the reviews over your website. Isn’t it cool?

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5) Multi Rating

Multi Rating also offers a paid version at 33$ AUD, thankfully that’s not monthly. It’s probably the closest you can get to Rating Widget in terms of feature parity – but it does have some unique features, such as showing the rating in a dropdown menu instead of the causal stars, or perhaps radio buttons is what you fancy.

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