Author hReview

Description

Add hReview and AggregateRating support based on schema.org, which help you increase search traffic by making SERP results more eye-catching. This plugin supports only the editorial ratings submission (editor/author rating), this means customers and site visitors are not involved in the rating or review process, this means rating reflects only the author’s opinion. This plugin is written by Hesham Zebida.

Premium Support
There is also a premium version of the plugin that gives you more features, templates and control over your reviews.

More Advanced Plugins
Looking for more functionality? We recommend the all new WPRichSnippets plugin, more schema.org types plus awesome add-on plugins that extends the WPRichSnippets plugin functionality. View the plugin documentation pages and Showcase Gallery.

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Why You Should Implement Rich Snippets

According to Google, rich snippets “extract and show more useful information from web pages than the preview text that you are used to seeing.” Significantly, Google is using structured data open standards such as microformats and RDFa to power the rich snippets feature. Google is is inviting publishers to mark up their HTML. Webmasters can find more detailed information about Google rich snippets here.

Google’s Rich Snippets Testing Tool

After installing the plugin, and once you publish your first review on your blog, use Google Rich Snippets Testing Tool to check your markup and make sure that Google can extract the structured data from your review. The plugin should validate in the Testing Tool.

Spam Reporting For Google Rich Snippets

Abusing search engines in not a good practice, especially if this can hurt others, some webmasters fake or fabricate reviews in a try to get more traffic to their sites. You can easily report them to Google. If you see any spam reviews fill this form to report it to Google.

Screenshots

  • Settings page

  • Meta box

  • Post list

  • Recent reviews widget

  • Rating box in single post

  • Mini rating box after single post

  • Google Rich Snippets in search results.

  • Google Structured Data Testing Tool.

Installation

  1. Upload author-hreview directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the Author hReview plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
    3- Configure the plugin by going to the Author hReview menu that appears in your admin menu

FAQ

What Author hReview plugin does?

Markup up posts for editor/author reviews and star rating based on schema.org, increase search traffic by making SERP results more eye-catching. This plugin supports only the editorial ratings submission (author rating).

Is it going to work with my WordPress Theme?

It should work with any WordPress theme, however if you have trouble in the layout or the way the rating box or recent reviews widget are showing, let us know and we will help you fix the display.

Is there any documentation for this plugin?

Yes, here is a link to the plugin documentation.

Do you have a FAQ page?

You’ll find more on the FAQ on AuthorhReview.com.

Reviews

Excellent

I am using this plugin on my blog. I just had to edit the plugin in order to work on WordPress pages instead of posts. It is great in terms of schema and functionality.

Read all 24 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Author hReview” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.0.9.9

Release Date: May 20th, 2016

  • Fixed review author name was miss displayed.

0.0.9.8

Release Date: May 20th, 2016

  • Fixed review author name was not showing on AMP plugin pages.

0.0.9.7

Release Date: May 18th, 2016

  • Fixed a couple of typos in the plugin description.
  • Pumped WordPress version.
  • Added new screenshots.
  • Modifies readme.txt file.

0.0.9.6

Release Date: May 26th, 2015

  • Fixed a summary paragraphs.
  • Modifies readme.txt file.

0.0.9.5

Release Date: February 23d, 2015

  • Fixed a markup error showing in the new updated Google Structured Data Testing Tool.
  • Fixed a notice in the front-end when the Box is called.
  • Added display plugin version to settings page.

0.0.9.4

  • Fixed version info

0.0.9.3

  • Solve markup issue.

0.0.9.2

  • Bug fixes

0.0.9.1

  • Complete recoding for the settings page.
  • Fixed issues with rating box.
  • Fixed compatibility issues with review meta box.
  • Enhanced plugin security.

0.0.9

  • Complete recoding for product review and template.
  • Fixed broken links, layout and compatibility issues with other.
  • add option to hide rating box.
  • remove the mini rating box from options, no longer exists.

0.0.8.1

  • Fixed compatibility issues with Random / Rotating Ads V2 plugin.

0.0.8

  • Fixed compatibility issues with other plugins.
  • Fixed button style to solve compatibility issues with themes.
  • Other CSS fixes.

0.0.7.3

  • Fixed a duplicate function name.
  • Fixes to CSS styles.

0.0.7.2

  • Minor fix.

0.0.7.1

  • fixed notice in post list.
  • modification to settings page.
  • fixed issues with mini rating box.
  • fixed a missing itemprop author (Google+ sharing issue solved).

0.0.6.1

  • fixed notice in wpnonce

0.0.6

  • fixed issues with CSS styles.
  • added more conditions for the rating box.
  • added mini rating box option.
  • changed the order of review elements on the rating box.
  • fixed head meta, added support for description.
  • added rel nofollow to links
  • fixed notice when disable rating stars on home page settings
  • fixed notice in widget

0.0.5

  • added a rating box below post.
  • added price field.
  • added version field.

0.0.4

  • added a widget to display recent reviews.
  • added option to display rating stars on home page.

0.0.3

fixed a few bugs was causing notices.

0.0.2

  • added option for rating box size.
  • added option for rating box alignment.

0.0.1

first release