The Best Review Plugins for WordPress

Most bloggers love to review their favorite products. If we really like a product or service, and believe that it is genuinely helpful, won’t we recommend it to our friends and family? Of course we would! It’s human nature.

We’re all WordPress fanatics here, aren’t we? I’m going to take that as a yes. So it’s safe to say that we must be using some kind of WordPress product – be it a plugin or a theme or a service that we really, really like. So much so, that we won’t be able to work without it. Naturally, we might want to recommend this product to our peers. Or in our case, our readers and blog followers.

That’s why we’ve come up with this WordPress plugin round-up of the best review plugins for WordPress. Using the plugins mentioned in this list, you will be able to create eye-catching reviews in the fastest possible time!

A Tad Bit on Reviews:

Review Plugins

The idea behind reviewing a product is simple. It’s informing the reader about the usefulness of the product. Basically, a product review says the following:

Hey look, I love this product and I think you’ll find it very useful too!

The ultimate purpose of a review is to get someone to buy the product you’re recommending. That’s strictly from a marketing standpoint. A review must be unbiased. It should weigh pros and cons of the product.

No product is perfect – every new one is an improvement over its predecessor

Now that we’ve taken a short course on Reviewing Products 101, let’s dig into the plugin list.

The Author hReview Family of 3 Plugins

Author hReview Free WordPress Plugin

Developed by Hesham Zebida, founder of FamousBloggers, Author hReview (and its counterparts) are a set of those plugins that come close to a perfection. The three plugins in the Author hReview family are:

You should keep reading to learn more about the details out of each plugin.

WP Reviews

WP Reviews WordPress Plugin

This plugin is ideal for anyone who wants to turn their WordPress installation into a fully-fledged reviews site. It turn regular posts into well-presented reviews that fill the full width of the post area on your site. It includes the standard review components:

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  • The product header image
  • The star rating you give it
  • Price
  • Author name
  • Dates
  • Percentage ratings for your own set of criteria
  • Review summary
  • Call to action button with link to product

WP Rich Snippets

WP Rich Snippets WordPress Plugin

WP Rich Snippets and Author hReview are intended for folks who occasionally write reviews. As far as the comparison goes, WP Rich Snippets has the maximum number of features:

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  • Tons of schema types – movies, books, recipes, organizations, restaurants, etc.
  • Integration of user reviews in the form of ratings, percentages and votes.
  • Sidebar Widgets
  • 2 Shortcodes: Related Reviews and Rating Box
  • After Posts Rating Box
  • Custom Post Types Support
  • NoFollow – Dofollow links

Each of these plugins integrate Rich Snippets in your review pages which makes your site stand out in the SERP. Rich snippets tell search engines what kind of product or service you’re reviewing – is it a book, or a movie or a pair of running shoes?

Author hReview Google Search Results

As a result, the search engine understands your content better. This results in an immediate gain in your search engine rankings, provided your content is good.

Author hReview adds a review summary box to your review posts, which lets your readers quickly see your thoughts on the product or service being covered, without having to read your full review. You can grab a copy of Author hReview from the WordPress repository.

Pricing

Author hReview Pricing

The plugins are pricey starting at 69 USD for a single site license. This gives you access to all three plugins, including one year of support and updates. The 299 USD package fetches a lifetime license which guarantees all future plugins, add-ons, updates and unlimited support.

Amazing Add-ons:

If 3 plugins weren’t enough, there are a ton of other incredibly useful add-ons for WP Rich Snippets which bring extended functionality. We’ve listed some of our favorite ones:

  • Call-To-Action: This displays a box below your review which contains pricing, rating and description information.
  • Ranking Table: This helps your users to filter results by rank or rating!
  • Display Rating: This displays ratings in post excerpts.
  • User Reviews Image: This allows users to upload an image when they submit their review.
  • Compare: This is similar to the ranking table add-on, but it also pulls in criteria and descriptions with the option to pull in review images.

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Taqyeem – WordPress Review Plugin

Taqyeem Premium WordPress Plugin

Developed by CodeCanyon Elite author TieLabs, Taqyeem is one of the best review plugins at a sub 20 USD price. This plugin adds a review box to all posts, pages and even custom post types. You can style the review box with unlimited colors and typography options (with Google Web Fonts) – to reflect your WordPress theme’s design. Other interesting features include:

  • Support for rich snippets
  • 3 Widgets: Best, Recent and Random Reviews
  • 3 Review Styles: Stars, Points and Percentage

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WP Review Pro

WP Review Pro WordPress Plugin

Developed by the lovely folks over at MyThemeShop, WP Review follows a freemium model with additional features in the premium version, which retails at 19 USD. You can fork the theme in GitHub. The main features include:

  • Easy customization (change colors, fonts, etc) via direct CSS modification
  • Responsive design
  • Support for rich snippets
  • Multiple rating systems

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WP Product Review

WP Product Review WordPress Plugin

WP Product Review is available as free and a premium plugin. You can grab it from the WordPress repository or buy it for $26.95 for a single site license. The plugin ports an impressive array of features, including:

WP Product Review WordPress Plugin Look

  • Global display customization and custom icons
  • Preloader functionality for improved user experience
  • Pros and Cons comparison list
  • Shortcode support
  • A “Download Now” or a direct CTA button

Here’s a nice comparison list between the free and premium features of the plugin.

WP Product Review Free vs. Premium

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Rich Reviews

Rich Reviews Free WordPress Plugin

Rich Reviews is a completely free WordPress review plugin, with an interesting list of features. The plugin is built with support for shortcodes – which means you can practically display the review in any section of your site, which supports shortcodes such as posts, pages, footer or any widgetized area. The plugin allows you to moderate submissions and choose which reviews to publish/show in each product’s review page.

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WP Customer Reviews

WP Customer Review WordPress Plugin

If you like the idea of your visitors to rate the product you are reviewing, then this is the plugin for you! This plugin is more of a testimonial plugin rather than a review plugin. It helps you to setup a specific page on your blog to receive customer testimonials for a particular product or service. Thankfully, you have complete moderation control – which means you’ll be able to show the reviews you please. A few other interesting features include:

  • Business hCard Support to help identify all pages of your site as belonging to your business.
  • Shortcodes to insert reviews in any place of your site
  • Shows aggregate reviews microformat

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Conclusion

Conclusion

In order to create a clean and organized review of a product, it is necessary that we follow a fixed order. The way you review the product – for example the images and feature comparison lists that you use, can be unique to your site. Add a personal touch, if you will. But you must have a consistent format in all your reviews. Not only does this keeps your site organized, it also speaks volumes about your attention to detail. As a result, your readership will increase.

As always, we would love your input. What’s your favorite WordPress review plugin? Did we miss it? Let us know in the comments below!

Sourav
Post Author: Sourav

Sourav is a WordPress enthusiast, an avid gamer and a sitcom collector. His playlists include heavy metal, electronic, and new-age tracks. When he's not online, he's spending quality time with his friends and family. You can follow him on Twitter.

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  1. caregiverarmy says:
    all set to use wp customer review and then I notice is has not been updated for more than a year and is compatible up to version 3.6 of wordpress Could you please let your loyal readers know these things in your columns Thank you
    • AJ Clarke says:
      AJ Clarke
      If a plugin is coded correctly, it doesn't always need to be updated. Sometimes authors forget to change what version of WordPress the plugin is compatible up to, however, it may still very well work just fine. Also a lot of our readers are developers and they'll just download the plugin and modify it to their needs anyway and if they locate an issue they will fix it, thats why we'll still share great plugins even if they may not have been updated so recently.
      Admin
  2. Hi Sourav, I truely love the author review but it cost a little bit... So I'm try a free version first! Thank for the post! Anthony
  3. Rakebackpros.net says:
    Was looking for a plugin that allow the users to comment with star ratings, looks like WP customer reviews plugin would fit in that category. Thanks for the info
  4. James J-Pierre says:
    Fantastic, this is the second post i've visited on this topic and I think I know witch reviewer I will choose. Thank you Sourav
  5. Hey guys! Great list! I'd just like to add one more cool review plugin to the list! It's really easy to use and has a wonderful support! Check it out here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/review-builder/
  6. Hi! I am wondering if there is a plugin that could support other Custom Post Types than it's own. i.e. I have a plugin that created Students as a category of users for a CPT Courses. Could any of these plugins accept Students for leaving review on Courses?
    • AJ Clarke says:
      AJ Clarke
      It honestly sounds like you may need to create a custom plugin for this. It's definitely possible to do this, but this request is too specific to your current setup. I would contact the developers of the plugin you are using and maybe they can recommend the best solutions.
      Admin
  7. Boxofficeticket says:
    Work done! Found one for my blog. Thank you publisher.
    • Kyla
      That's great to hear! Glad we could help you choose a review plugin :-)
      Admin
  8. Daniel Powney says:
    Hi. I'd like to recommend another great rating / review plugin called Multi Rating. You can find it on the WP repo and there's also a premium version too. Worth checking out.

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