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Allowing blog visitors to rate posts, comments and other items encourages visitor interaction which in turn makes it more likely that the visitor will get involved in other ways such as subscribing to your feed or leaving a comment. There are a huge array of plugins that will allow you to add this functionality to your site, Yesterday I showed you how to install and configure the WP Post Ratings plugin which allows your visitors to rate your posts.

In this roundup post I will be listing all the free and commercial plugins, from simple rating plugins to full blown review websites.

Premium Plugins

Review Engine Theme

Are you planning to build a review website and earn money from it? Example: Hosting review, Car review, Mobile review etc… Do you have WordPress experience? Are you searching for a WordPress theme for your review website? If you answer yes to these questions, Review Engine is the theme for you. Review Engine has more than enough features to turn your WordPress into a Review Website.

Full Details | Price: $119

My Review Plugin

Easily turn WordPress into a powefull review site, Add star ratings, cutom data, thumbnails and more. Use it to build powerfull affiliate sites, run independent review sites or to add reviews to an existing blog.

Full Details | Price: $90

InReview

InReview is an advanced Review Theme that allows you to transform your WordPress blog into a fully-functional ratings website. The theme makes rating products easy with our custom options and integrated user-review system. The theme also includes affiliate integrated and custom widgets to help you increase conversions.

Full Details | Price: $39 (with 61 other themes)

Review Rating System

Review Rating System plug-in will allow you to turn your WordPress blog into a Web 2.0 visitor magnet AND a sales machine.

Full Details | Price: $67

ReviewAZON

ReviewAZON is a WordPress plugin that simplifies the process for adding Amazon product reviews to your blog. ReviewAZON is simple to use and highly configurable allowing you the flexibility and freedom to display product review information in a variety of ways.

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Full Details | Price: $51

GD Star Ratings

GD Star Rating is advanced and feature packed plugin for setting up rating system on your WordPress blog. Plugin allows you to set up different rating systems for posts, pages and comments with great degree of customization.

Full Details | Price: Free / € 120

Free Plugins

GD Star Ratings

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.
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WP-PostRatings

Adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page.

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Mombly Review Rating

Mombly Review Ratings allow you to easily insert ratings for your reviews on your wordpress blogs. The format to add a rating is simply just [Rating:3.5/5]. You can even use your own pictures for the stars of the ratings.

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I like this

This plugin allows your visitors to simply like your posts instead of commment it.

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Rating Plugin

Rating plugin For WordPress allows you to create unlimited number of micro-posts inside blog posts which are automatically ranked by popularity.

Full Details Download

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.

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Rating Widget

The Rating-Widget Ratings plugin allows you to create and manage ratings from within your WordPress dashboard. You can embed ratings into your posts, pages or comments. PLUS, you can embed ratings into your BuddyPress activity updates and comments.

Full Details Download

Simple Karma

The simple-karma plugin allows users to rate content by altering the rating either up or down. This plugin can be used with comments, posts or any other content.

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Xavin’s Review Ratings

Adds a shortcode tag [xrr rating=4/5] that displays a rating in one of several formats. Intended for sites doing reviews.

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Comment Rating

Allows visitors to rate comments in Like vs. Dislike fashion with clickable images. Poorly-rated & highly-rated comments are displayed differently

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Comment Rating Widget

Add on to the Comment Rating plugin. Display ratings along with the most recent comments in the sidebar. Built upon Get Recent Comment widget.

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Vote it Up

This plugin adds voting functionality for posts. This function is similar to Reddit or Digg, in that visitors can vote for and against. Guests can also vote for posts. This functionality can be disabled as well. A widget can be displayed showing the most voted posts on your blog, giving further exposure to your popular posts.

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Author:

Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, a small internet company based in the UK. Kooc Media runs several high-profile websites including WPLift, ThemeFurnace and DesignersTalk.

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5 Comments

  1. I’m using GD star rating, but I can’t make it work for rating multiple products on one page
    any suggestions?

  2. I am planning to create a review site. Thanks for showing me all these plug ins. Now, I have to make my choice and get started soon.

  3. Great overview, Thanks :-)

    I own a german review Website and this is quite what i was looking for. Maybe i will use InReview Premium theme on this. But I’m not sure about working on an existing Blog ?!? What about that, can I use it?

  4. Oliver, Thanks for reviewing the ‘review’ plugins…  I would love to add a combination rating/review plugin that has widgets to display results on the site.

  5. Karine

    thank you for this review plugin list review :) very useful to find it all in one place.
    Will you update it as time goes by and new plug ins arrive ?
    best
    K

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