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Top 9 Free WordPress Rating Plugins For Review sites


Rating is an important aspect for a review sites, how much rating a product has that much it will be valued by the customers. Recent Google algorithm started to show star ratings in Google SERP page that adds an additional advantage for blogs and review sites to increase their CTR in Google. If you need to show user ratings in SERP pages, just follow this tutor.

WP Rating Plugins

Here is the bunch of WordPress plugins to display vote button that makes easier for users to vote for their favorite articles, products and comments which adds extra engagement in your wordpress blog.

1. GD Star Rating Plugin

This plugin allows you to advanced thumbs rating and review system for post and comments in your blog. You can also add these star ratings to your sidebar, widget and other cool statistics generated by this plugin.

2. WP Post Ratings

It adds an AJAX rating system for your wordpress blogs, it has a variety of options like manage rating, rating option, rating templates etc., and it has variety options to customize the plugin according to your themes.

3. Mombly Review Rating

It allows you to easily add ratings on your blog, you can even add your own custom image as star of the ratings. Click here to navigate through the bunch of star rating images which you can use it for your site.

4. Comment Rating

This plugin enables to rate on user comments in like or dislike fashion, similar like Facebook likes and dislike button.  This type of plugin will be very useful blog which is getting good number of guest post and users interaction.

5. Comment Rating Widget

This is an extra addon to comment rating plugin which you had seen before, it displays ratings along with most recent comments on your blog sidebar. As it features on sidebar it really brings a lot of exposure to your blog comments as a result increase user engagement in your blog.

Note: You must install “comment rating” plugin in order to use this one.

6. Xavin’s Rating Plugin

Just by adding a small short code [xrr rating=4/5] you can display ratings in several formats supported by Xavin’s rating plugin.

7. PollDaddy Polls & Ratings

Run; manage polls and ratings in your blog from your wordpress dashboard. Choose themes and styles from 20 different options available and view all results of the polls to collect data’s from users.

8. Simple Karma

This is a simple karma based wordpress plugin that allows users to rate content by altering the rating either up or down. This plugin can be used anywhere in wordpress like inside content, pages, comment section etc.

9. Vote It Up

Yet another plugin that enable visitors to vote up or down against post, a functionality similar to Reddit and Digg.

This article is written by Ron Davis. He is a freelance blogger and a passionate social media marketer.


This is a guest post by Ron Davis. He is a freelance blogger and a passionate social media marketer. Follow me @AskRondavis

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    • Immi

      Hi All, Thanks sharing your experience about plugin that is help me to choose safe and secure plugin.

    • alda

      Another cool and new plugin you can check out is the Purple Heart Rating Plugin which also has inplemented so it creates these trust-creating stars in Google, amonst other features:

    • Ricky

      Hi Ron,

      Thanks for the helpful post. I have used a handful of these experimentally when I was building my site (associated with my profile link), but I didn’t choose any of these. I went with Rating Widget instead. You may want to consider checking this out or adding it to your list.

      Happy blogging 🙂


    • Reviewriter

      Almost every plugin mentioned are useful in a reviews site. I wanna choose the best among them to make use of them in my new site.
      Thanks for sharing 

    • arslan

      Great list of WordPress rating plugins.thx

    • FussedBlogger

      I’d like to appreciate you for this great share. Awesome list of rating plugins. I am going to start a new review site and i’ll make use of this plugins.

    • Nizam

      Excellent list for rating plugins. I will try WP post ratings. Thanks !

    • Krishna Kiran

      Polldaddy is cool to use and maintain.. But thanks for the impressive list..

    • Jeet Dholakia

      Nice list actually i generally writes review on my site and i want to provide reviews in terms of stars like above image but that can be only done by me not by the readers so any suitable plugin for this?

    • Ron @ San Jose Jumpers

      This is pretty cool Ron. Definitely will use one for my website, but I am going to download the CD star Rating Plugin and we will see from there.

      Thanks for sharing!

    • Praveen

      Thanks for sharing this list of wordpress plugins 🙂 helpful, planning to use one.

    • Noel Addison

      Thanks for providing us this wonderful list of WordPress rating plugins.

    • Harshad

      Do you know any website which has one of these plugins and the ratings are displayed in Google search listings?

    • junaid @ Technology Blog

      Really great to know that the ratings are been given to every single article. Awesome information,keep posting such things.The plugins should really work and this will make the site more official.

    • James

      I use "GD Star Rating" at my review-style website, really nice and handy plugin. Recommend!

    • Daniel Piechnick

      It's hard to find good free plugins these days. Thanks for sharing this list.

      Daniel Piechnick

    • Chandan

      I am using wp post rating plugin for one of my gaming site. This plugin in awesome to show post rating.

    • sam @ goa carnival

      Nice Post,

      Thanks for share this fantastic collection of plug-ins which all have their own identity and these all plug-ins will prove so useful for any blogger if he/she will use them in their blog post.

    • Eapen@internetmarketingtips

      This is great Ron. The more one can engage the visitors to the blog, the more it get's popular and important in the eyes of the search engines.

    • Jasmine

      Great list of WordPress rating plugins. The little stars look really cool!

    • sai@dailyblogtools

      normally i use 4th widget comment rating for my client blogs.keep sharing 🙂

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