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Rating-Widget: Star Rating System

The most popular Five Star Rating System on the web. User-friendly ratings for: posts, pages, comments, WooCommerce, BuddyPress and bbPress forums.

28 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
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No Rich Snippets
By , for WP 4.2.2

the free version is very deceiving, it does not say that rich snippets is only available in pro-version. I only realized it when i saw this ad on the plugin page asking me to upgrade to get google rich snippets.
without the rich snippets i do not get what is the purpose of this plugin, and the pro version is pretty over priced.
Also i keep getting emails from their site even after i unsubscribed.

Needs external account
By , for WP 4.2.2

Used to like this plugin, but now: Once installed it asks you to make an account at their site which is not handy if you want to use this system in client sites.

For Germans no compromise only 12 month payment
By , for WP 4.2.2

Actually a good program, but there is a paypal problem with german payment and not working for monthly order.

The company is not willing to allow me a manual payment for monthly Premium Version. They insist that I am committed to 12 months and pay directly for 12 months to get the premium version.

There was also no way for a compromise on eg. 3 months Premium Membership/Update Plan.
Real shame, but I do not buy premium a plugin ( there are many other good free rating plugins out there ), where you never know how wordpress developed and whether the premium features are as I need them.

Result: Uninstall.

Monthly subscription fee? I don't think so!
By , for WP 4.1.1

What looks like a useful free plugin turns out to be a software service with a monthly subscription fee. What crock!

By , for WP 4.1.1



Advertisment and page slowing
By , for WP 4.1.1

Ive uninstalled it, you should not force people to pay for pro, by placing ads. I suggest using any other rating plugin.

The Pro version never works, bad support
By , for WP 4.1.1

I have used this plugin for about 3 months and I am always having issues with it. I am using the Pro version to get the google rich snippet. The plugin never worked smoothly and whenever I contact support, I had to wait more than a week to get an answer by email. This review is for the pro version, not sure how the free version works.

My advice save your money and look for other plugins if you are looking to generate star snippet for search engine purposes.

By , for WP 4.1.1

This plugin is nothing but an advertisement! The free version is riddled with ads. You have to sign up for an account to activate the plugin?

This should be reported and removed. What an absolute waste of time.

First review - Just had to let people know how bad this is
By , for WP 4.1.1

So, This 'free' version basically goes against everything on WordPress.org first of all.

These guys have a premium plugin, there's no free version. Their 'free' version is riddled with ads, a powered by stamp and purposely prevents Google from seeing your rating unless you give them money...

Who does this? It's not allowed to give 'free' ad supported versions on this site. I know I'll be reporting this.

Another first - hope someone nulls this and gives out their pro version for free with all their crap removed since they're such greedy / slimy sobs.

Charging For Schema? Rip Off
By , for WP 4.1.1

I've used a number of rating plugins in the past and this has to be one of the worst i've seen.

While it looks great at first, the author has chosen to charge if website owners want to enable schema.

Schema is the reason star ratings show up in search engine result pages and no other author charges for this feature.

On top of that the voting doesn't show as complete until the page has been refreshed.

These are just two of the problems i found within 2 mins of using it so i'll be removing it now.

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