10+ Useful WordPress Rating Plugins

February 16, 2013 · 18 comments

by Sonny M. Day

rating wordpress plugins

With WordPress rating plugins, you are able to provide a system by which visitors can review and rate products, posts and comments on your WordPress website. Instead of just reading the contents of the site, visitors will be able to evaluate and provide valuable feedback, not only to the website owners, but also to other users of the site. Plugins are excellent for adding new features to an existing website, but if you are planning a new one it is also worth considering WordPress review themes.

Here in this article, we are sharing with you some of the best WordPress rating plugins that you can use to integrate review and rating functionality into your website. Most of the plugins I have selected are free to use, but I have also included a few premium items to help you build top notch content rating websites. Check if any of them are appropriate for your needs and give us feedback. You are also welcome to suggest other rating WordPress plugins that we have not mentioned in this post.

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). I recommend that you do your own independent research before purchasing any product or service. This article is not a guideline, a recommendation or endorsement of specific products.



WP Customer Reviews


WP Customer Reviews allows your customers and visitors to leave reviews or testimonials of your services. Reviews are Microformat enabled (hReview).

GD Star Rating


GD Star Rating plugin allows you to set up rating and review system for posts, pages and comments in your blog. You can set many options for displaying the rating stars, and add widgets into the sidebars for displaying top ratings and other statistics generated by the plugin.

Creative Feedback Form with Voting System


Creative Feedback form is a new way to interact with site visitors gaining valuable feedback which can be rated by others users of site. – CodeCanyon Premium Plugin



WP PostRatings is a plugin that adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page.

Polldaddy Polls & Ratings


The Polldaddy Polls and Ratings plugin allows you to create and manage polls and ratings from within your WordPress dashboard. You can create polls, choose from 20 different styles for your polls, and view all results for your polls as they come in. All Polldaddy polls are fully customizable, you can set a close date for your poll, create multiple choice polls, choose whether to display the results or keep them private.

kk Star Ratings


kk Star Ratings allows blog visitors to involve and interact more effectively with your website by rating posts.

Rating Widget


The Rating-Widget Star Ratings WordPress plugin allows you to create and manage ratings from within your WordPress dashboard. You can embed thumb & star ratings into your posts, pages or comments.

Rate This Page Plugin


Rate This Page is a Wikipedia Article Feedback Tool like plugin where you can rate certain posts or pages of your blog.

Review Ratings


Easily insert star ratings for your movie or book reviews.

Simple Star Rating


The Simple Star Rating plugin for WordPress is a very simple-to-use star rating system that you can use anywhere in your blogs & pages by clicking on an additional button integrated in your content editor. – CodeCanyon Premium Plugin



WP-Polls is extremely customizable via templates and css styles and there are tons of options for you to choose to ensure that WP-Polls runs the way you wanted.

Author : Sonny Day

Sonny M. Day is a passionate SEO and web design enthusiast who loves photography, mountain climbing, snorkeling and dirt bike riding.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Clara October 8, 2013 at 9:30 am

Huge list. Hope this plugin will rate the content based on the difficulty level. http://buffercode.com/article-difficulty-level/


Joey @ Go Web Solutions July 31, 2013 at 12:57 am

Thanks for including WP Customer Reviews! Just a heads up – we are working on version 3 and are looking for feedback on what features to include. You can get the info here – http://www.gowebsolutions.com/wp-customer-reviews/

Hope you stop buy and give your input!



How To Blog July 25, 2013 at 11:38 am

Awesome post Sonny… this is just what I needed – the GD-star plugin looks exactly like what I am after – ordering comments (does this work well? anyone tried it?)



tony July 18, 2013 at 10:00 am

the GD Star Rating still remain the best, not only because it is simple to use but also because it is free.Good plugin does not have to be paid for


Markku May 20, 2013 at 9:52 pm


can anyone help me, i need rating plugin, some thing that can do, not only rating page or article..

its should rate over 50 pictures or story in same page or article?

is there that i need….



Anna May 9, 2013 at 10:22 pm

hi guys,
can anyone recommend me any light rating plugin that has the basic features (like post star rating) but doesn’t use so much CPU resource?


Mike April 26, 2013 at 1:57 am

I am looking for a rating with Grades A,B,C,D, F. Title of review, and if possibly with 3 part questions for rating like found at rate this plugin above.

Most importantly the grades

Any suggestions


Bill April 16, 2013 at 5:16 am

I’m trying to find a plugin that would allow voting on ideas, where the ideas are listed in a masonry type format, or portfolio format. Also, sorting of these ideas by most recent, most popular, etc. See http://bristolrising.com/browse/ for the example of what I’m looking for.


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Jaideep Singh December 30, 2012 at 6:25 am

Yup,Nice Collection ,Thanks
Do You know some plugin which could enable wordpress to do reviews like its being done on Google+ Local. its Quite effective way of doing it.


Anders December 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Hi…no I haven’t come across a plugin like that yet…we will keep our eyes open :)
kind regards


eric - eudestinations December 27, 2012 at 10:18 am

How old are these plugins? Some of the graphics seem a little out dated. Do you know of any free WP plugins for a simple star review system? Preferably one you don’t have to pay for…


Anders December 27, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Most of these plugins are free and recently updated, just go ahead and find one.
Kind regards


Tony December 23, 2012 at 4:17 am

I found this list to be helpful but I don’t know if these will do what I’m looking for. I have a restaurant directory and am looking for a rating/review plugin that when they submit their review, it has the capability to redirect them to maybe a page where they can get a coupon for leaving a review. Any suggestions?

Thanks again for the nice list of suggestions.


sanjay October 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Cool collection, I used GD star rating before on my client website. Works like charm!


Lavanya Sethi October 22, 2012 at 7:45 am

Thanks for sharing such beautiful collection of plugins. I own a blog and I was thinking to add some plugin to know about visitors feedback clearly and from above the WP Polls, I found the best for visitors as well as me.
Thanks Sonny


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