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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 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 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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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.

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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.

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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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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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  1. Thanks for this useful list! Surely I will check some of them..I’ll start with the free plugins ;)

  2. Ansgar_traumel

     Hi there…Wise enough to read)) If not disgraceful, would love to get an advice from you, dear colleagues..Please, post a link with the resource where I can buy or download psd to wordpress publishing software? Automated,aplicable one… 

  3. Joeshmoe5123


  4. Jonathan

    Have you seen the ProReviewTheme.com ? It’s an amazing WordPress Review Theme!

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

  6. 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.

  7. Word Press Designer


    All the contents you mentioned in post is too good and can
    be very useful. I will keep it in mind, thanks for sharing the information keep
    updating, looking forward for more posts.Thanks
    WordPress Designer

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. Nardi Marco

    Hi, i want tell you about new Free Premium WordPress Theme for Reviews, http://www.wp-reviews.com . It’s free minimal and clean interface design with a lot of functionalities

  11. 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 ?

  12. Test

    useful article, thanks!

  13. Anonymous

    marvelous! nice wordpress plugins now i need to choose what i want :) thank you for sharing

  14. Thanks for pointing out the comment ratings, it’s exactly what I was lppking for !

  15. very useful collection. love them

  16. GDstar rating system is the king :))

  17. idad reviews

    Thanks for the content I came across your site on Google when I was looking for a plugin or theme for wordpress that would work for my site.

  18. thanks for sharing big list !!

  19. I am using GD Star Rating, but I am willing to pay if I can get a better and easier plugin.

  20. Stewart

    What is wordpress.org using for their rating system?

  21. afroz .

    Hi, I am currently trying to make a website using worpress multisite, and i want a product catalog system which should display all the products and the ability for the visitors to review and rate them. I also want them to some how add the product to their accounts to show they use it or have bought it. Is there any plugin that does this? I am not actually selling any products. Just a consumer review type website. Also would like to know if there is any place from where i can get this catalog readymade…instead of me uploading all the products one by one…i know this is too much of a function but just want to know if there is any plugin or if its possible for me to integrate a few different ones to produce this result.
    Your advice will be very beneficial for me. Thanks you.

  22. Here is the best WordPress Plugin for Reviews:


    I should know. I created it. :)


  23. Hi Oli

    Nice list with rating themes/plugins.

    Allow me to add one more here because of it’s simplicity in use and SEO benefits (such as stars in the rich snippets): http://wp-buddy.com/products/plugins/purple-heart-rating-wordpress-plugin/

    Best regards,

  24. He-he! Thank you! I’m use “GD STAR RATINGS” in my wordpress blog. You are welcom in Mentamore.com

  25. I am using WP Customer review.
    you should add it to your free plugin list..It’s BEST!

  26. Thanks for sharing this huge collection!

  27. Is there any reviews plugin which can show user image with review, help me plz,if some one knows about this type of plugin ?

  28. is there a script or plug-in that will let my viewers post/write their own items on my site for others to review?
    I want to build a site that lest users do most if not all of the same feature as sitejabber.com

  29. I am really impressed with yojr writing skiills and also with the layout
    on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
    Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today.

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