Good Reviews for WordPress

Description

Add reviews and testimonials to your website and easily display them in posts, pages or widgets using a search-engine-friendly Schema markup.

This plugin will output reviews using Schema.org markup to help search engines like Google identify and integrate the reviews with your listing.

  • Add 5-star or numbered ratings to reviews
  • Add a photo of the reviewer
  • Add a link to the review or the reviewer’s organization to increase credibility
  • Schema.org markup for better SEO
  • Add reviews to any page, post or sidebar
  • Show a single review, all reviews or a category of reviews
  • List reviews or cycle through them with a fader

Sorry, it does not allow users to submit reviews.

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How to use

View the help guide to learn how to add and display reviews.

Developers

This plugin is packed with hooks so you can extend it as needed. Development takes place on GitHub, so fork it up.

Screenshots

  • Display any or all of your reviews on a page with the [good-reviews] shortcode.
  • Add information about the review or link out to it to establish credibility.
  • A widget is included to display one or all of the reviews in any sidebar.

Installation

  1. Unzip good-reviews-wp.zip
  2. Upload the contents of good-reviews-wp.zip to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Create Reviews from the WordPress admin dashboard.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Unzip good-reviews-wp.zip
  2. Upload the contents of good-reviews-wp.zip to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Create Reviews from the WordPress admin dashboard.
Is there a shortcode to print all of my reviews?

Yes, use the [good-reviews] shortcode. Consult the help documentation in the /docs/ folder for details on the shortcode attributes available.

Can users submit reviews with this plugin?

No, this plugin only allows you to display reviews you’ve entered yourself.

Can I customize the output of the reviews?

Yes, but in order to do this you’ll need to be able to write PHP, HTML and CSS code. The grfwp_print_reviews_output filter will allow you to hook in before reviews are printed and output your own markup. You’ll find it here.

Is there a template function I can use to print reviews?

Yes, check out the grfwp_print_reviews() function.

Reviews

Great suppot

Thank you very much for this great plugin. I installed it on several websites of mine. It works great. Scheme.org is integrated which was one of the reason to go for Good Reviews.

Support is top notch.

Great plugin especially for a site developer

After some searching and testing I found this simple plugin to be really great tool for a WordPress site developer. It’s easy to start using, implement and modify. It’s search engine friendly. And even though it’s free, Nate-the-plugin-developer was very helpful with my questions. 🙂 I would say the only downside is the very brief documentation.

Couple of pointers to people using this plugin:

  • Check the looks of the /reviews page created by the plugin.
    You can override the default with a new archive-grfwp-review.php template file.
  • Check also the individual review page at /review/your-single-review-url especially if you have been using review categories.
    You can override the default with a new single-grfwp-review.php template file.

These pages will be indexed by search engines and they might look odd in your theme.

Very happy, has everything I need in a review plugin

I’ve tried many review/testimonial plugins but this one is perfect for my needs.

I build and design websites with WordPress for my clients, most of the time I want to incorporate reviews into a sites existing styling, for it to be easy to configure and be comfortable for users to add content.

This plugin fits my description very well and has all features I need and allows me to extend it easily if I require. It’s also completely transparent in styling and follows the WordPress admin UI style perfectly resulting in bare minimum learning curve for users.

This plugin is a refreshing change to many plugins on the repository, clean, lean and just enough features. Thank you.

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Contributors & Developers

“Good Reviews for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.2.1 (2015-09-09)

  • Add: Hebrew translation
  • Update: textdomain usage to support upcoming plugin language packs
  • Fix: reviews aren’t ordered by Menu Order on the frontend
  • Fix: negative rating numbers cause problems with start rating format
  • Fix #2: Strict Standards error can appear if error reporting is high

1.2 (2014-12-03)

  • Add .hentry class to ensure valid Google Structured Data in all cases
  • Add excerpt shortcode attribute and widget option to replace use of more global
  • Don’t automatically append to content in search results to improve theme compatibility

1.1.1 (2014-09-15)

  • Prevent flash display of all reviews when cycling a group of reviews

1.1 (2014-09-15)

  • Add widget/shortcode options to display a category of reviews, randomize the order and limit the number displayed.
  • Add fader display option for cycling through multiple reviews.

1.0 (2014-07-16)

  • Initial public release on WordPress.org

0.0.2 (2014-05-27)

  • Fix letter-case error when loading file

0.0.1 (2014-05-26)

  • Initial release