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Rate Star Review – AJAX Reviews for Content, with Star Ratings


Enable site members to rate any type of content. Multiple ratings and reviews for content (including custom post types).

Key Features

  • Star Ratings, Review Title and Text Content
  • AJAX review and lists (no page reload required)
  • Unlimited review types associated by content type, content id, post id
  • Update review (after adding review, it can be updated anytime with same form)
  • Ratings by category (rate and also get stats by category)
  • Shortcodes to add review, list reviews, display ratings
  • Separately review multiple aspects and content type for an item
  • Live update of review list on same page when adding, updating review
  • Updates and can display average rating per post (meta)
  • Custom maximum stars (ex: 3, 5, 10 stars)
  • Configure post types to include reviews for (post, page)

Recommended for use with these solutions


[videowhisper_review post_id=”” content_type=”” content_id=”” rating_max=”5″ id=”” update_id=””]
Shows form to add and update review for specific post and content. AJAX based. Can also update reviews list if on same page.

[videowhisper_reviews post_id=”” show_average=”1″ content_type=”” content_id=”” id=””]
Lists reviews for specific content (by post,content). At least post_id or content_id must be specified. AJAX based.

[videowhisper_rating post_id=”” rating_max=”5″]
Displays average rating for a post (average of all ratings for that post).

Post Metas

Updates these meta valuate when rating posts:
– rateStarReview_rating = average rating normalized as value between 0 and 1 (multiply with maximum to display)
– rateStarReview_ratingNumber = number of reviews
– rateStarReview_ratingPoints = sum of normalized ratings for easy sorting popular items (rating * ratingPoints)

Rating by category will update those for each rated category as:
– rateStarReview_rating_category$id
– rateStarReview_ratingNumber_category$id
– rateStarReview_ratingPoints_category$id

How to use this?

In example, if you have a post presenting an electronic product and want site members to be able to review and rate separately different aspects like Features and Performance these can be content types.
A review form for each content type can be setup:
[videowhisper_review content_type=”Features” post_id=”1″]
[videowhisper_review content_type=”Performance” post_id=”1″]
Then to show all reviews for that item, you can use [videowhisper_reviews post_id=”1″] .

Another example, if an article is about a book with 2 parts, you can also use content_id to allow users to post a review for each part for each aspect (like Utility, Clarity).
[videowhisper_review content_type=”Utility for Part” content_id=”1″ post_id=”1″]
[videowhisper_review content_type=”Utility for Part” content_id=”2″ post_id=”1″]
[videowhisper_review content_type=”Clarity for Part” content_id=”1″ post_id=”1″]
[videowhisper_review content_type=”Clarity for Part” content_id=”2″ post_id=”1″]
Then list all reviews for all parts, [videowhisper_reviews post_id=”1″] or just for an aspect or part.


  • Review form and review list.


January 8, 2021
Actually, I didn't want to install a plugin like this, but browsing and looking for new possibilities, I found this review plugin. I thought this would be a great option for my clients so I went through with it. Nice job.
December 16, 2020
What do people like to do in life: Watch graphs and rate different stuff. It's not about what you rate, it's about the option to rate. Recommend to place this plugin or something similar on your site.
December 5, 2020
Rating your content or anything else is like putting your visitor to complete a survey. You will get a fast reply whether your content is good or not. I like the AJAX feature.
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Contributors & Developers

“Rate Star Review – AJAX Reviews for Content, with Star Ratings” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Rate and display ratings by category (if enabled)
  • Support for special characters


  • Calculate and save average rating per post.


  • First release.