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4 Top WordPress Plugins for Adding Star Ratings to Blogs

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During last couple of years, GD Star Rating plugin was dominating the competition among its kind of plugins and was being used widely by WordPress users to display star ratings in posts and in Google search results. The plugin was providing several features for managing ratings on posts and pages, but during past few months, GD Star Rating plugin is at its worst performance and several bloggers have discontinued using the plugin. In my review of GD Star Ratings, I have mentioned why the plugin isn’t usable anymore.

So for now, there are four top and feature-rich star rating plugins in the market which allow you to enable star rating for posts and pages on your WordPress blog. If you are running a review blog, then need of such a plugin gets important. Any of below listed plugins will solve your issue in enabling star based rating for your WordPress blog.

4 Top Rating Plugins for WP

1# KK Star Rating Plugin

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KK Star Rating Plugin (developed by Kamal Khan of WPApis.com) is one of the best free rating plugins available for WordPress blogs these days. The plugin is a great alternative to GD Star Rating plugin which hasn’t left useful as it was before. The plugin is totally free. Some features of this plugin include its simple admin interface, flexible options for either enabling or disabling ratings on posts, pages, categories and other archives, star appearance customization, customizable tool tips, easy integration of rating in posts and pages using short codes, sidebar widget for showing top rated posts and Google rich snippet support.

2# WP SEO Booster Plugin

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WP SEO Booster (developed by WPSocial.com) isn’t a rating plugin only, but it enables several other Google Rich Snippet features for your blog also which help you in gaining a noticeable appearance in Google search. The rating system of WP SEO Booster plugin works with author rating together and the cool star rating lets you display ratings for particular content on your blog and in Google search results.

WP SEO Booster comes in a premium version also. Pro version of the plugin comes at an annual price of $37 USD and provides following pro features:

  • Open graphs from Twitter and Facebook
  • Supports all Twitter cards
  • Sharing buttons
  • Integrates the Google Itemprop meta tags with your blog content
  • Flexible customization and much more

3# Purple Heart Rating Plugin (Pro)

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Purple Heart Rating plugin is yet another rating plugin for WordPress which is declared as the best rating plugin for WordPress`by several webmasters. This plugin also comes in a pro version which offers more advanced features and several useful features are disabled in free version. Still the free version offers enough features to manage rating systems on your blog posts and pages effectively, if you can’t afford to buy the pro version of the plugin which comes at a onetime fee of €19.

Uniqueness of this plugins is, it lets you import rating data from GD Star Rating plugin if you were using it previously. In addition, it implements data from Schema.org into your blog content and the micro data from Schema.org is thought to be helpful in improving SERP rankings. Comparison of features of the two versions are listed in below table.

S. NoBlog URLNichePageRankDomain AuthorityAlexa Rank
1http://basicblogtips.com/Blogging, SEO, IM55412279
2http://www.bloggingtips.com/Blogging27411427
3http://problogger.netBlogging6882726
4http://shoutmeloud.comBlogging4542981
5http://comluv.comGeneral57011732
6http://wpbeginner.comBlogging, IM6771633
7http://epicahealth.comHealth235477525
8http://hongkiat.comBlogging, Internet682793
9http://www.johnchow.com/Internet, Blogging5716073
10http://kikolani.comInternet, Blogging56518022
11http://www.quickonlinetips.com/Internet57026578
12http://www.techlineinfo.com/Technology541165056
13http://techie-buzz.com/Technology56542082
14http://technorati.com/Technology81001585
15http://mashable.com/Technology896218
16http://business2community.comBlogging5823424
17http://dailyblogtips.comBlogging6867259
18http://copyblogger.comBlogging7901801
19http://famousbloggers.netBlogging45815083
20http://wphostingdiscount.comWeb Hosting234165011
21http://hellboundbloggers.comBlogging44526582
22http://bloggerspassion.comBlogging34124707
23http://weblogbetter.comBlogging45119560
24http://kissmetrics.comBlogging6792301
25http://linktons.comBlogging03082968
26http://readwriteweb.comTechnology791271384
27http://moz.comSEO893259
28http://www.searchenginejournal.com/SEO6861590
29http://dailyseotip.com/SEO44864106
30http://searchenginepeople.comSEO56611770
31http://www.seo-scoop.com/SEO553-
32http://blog.searchanyway.comSEO-43390770
33http://socialmediatoday.comSocial Media6851684
34http://chrisbrogan.comSocial Media68526547
35http://smashingmagazine.comDesigning Concepts793970
36http://keveinmd.comHealth77843469
37http://healthbenefitsoff.comHealth333661912
38http://healthyone.orgHealth440354901
39http://johnisfit.comHealth344387610
40http://weithtlosstriumph.comHealth352120890
41http://www.revitaliseyourhealth.com/Health338170929
42http://weightlosspoints.comHealth332278901
43http://4yourcatshealth.comHealth230418764
44http://healthvotes.comHealth228276234
45http://www.myyogaonline.comHealth66029387
46http://www.youngandraw.comHealth237138250
47http://dailyhealthpost.comHealth03428005
48http://examiner.comHealth892624
49http://www.nextscientist.comEductaion435446019
50http://rachaelmcleveland.comGeneral331260458
51http://inboundnow.com/blogIM45527602
52http://blog.tourradar.comTravel337169621
53http://prowritingaid.comContent Writing342170702
54http://yemista.comWeb DesigningNA28154441
55http://technologyfeed.netTechnology328182086
56http://www.bloggingehow.comBlogging43934605
57http://atechguide.comTechnology02293649
58http://brandomni.comIM, SEO229764496
59http://truthcontrol.comHistory, Religion235126009
60http://blog.brazencareerist.comGeneral67034600
61http://webhostingsecretrevealed.netWebsite HostingNA60219383
62http://www.blog-growth.comBlogging234150028
63http://blog.inomics.comEconomics/Finance559280881
64http://www.marketingprofs.comIM6835391
65http://blog.emergentconsultants.comConsultancy2282348341
66http://usanewsbrief.comNews3261593542
67http://makealivingwritingBlogging, Content Writing45432601
68http://www.sweetstyleblog.comFashion336754412
69http://www.fashiontrendsmag.comFashion024560433
70http://www.latestasianfashions.comFashion128184228
71http://trendandoffers.comFashion, Food022488934
72http://4fashionadvice.comFashion2261218124
73http://www.blog-trends.comFashion338449603
74http://reddressstudios.comFashion326269292
75http://shaddersafrica.comFashion0261038333
76http://kocevfashion.comFashion029205176
77http://the-totality.comFashion231467940
78http://www.androidfanclub.netAndroid120231857
79http://android.appstorm.netAndroid5695468
80http://gamewoof.comTechnology, Android037168778
81http://myblog2day.comBlogging043191615
82http://www.androidizen.comAndroid239588810
83http://androidgyan.comAndroid235185247
84http://android-apps.comAndroid452299571
85http://apress.comTechnology67738392
86http://pageonepower.comSEO, SEM, IMNA4950871
87http://bringdigital.co.ukSEO438486387
88http://seoandy.comSEO, Blogging336184659
89http://seotakeaways.comSEO33725220
90http://tripleseo.comSEO24064120
91http://clickxposure.comSEO, IM341457581
92http://tutor.rsSEO237114130
93http://cbutterworth.comSEO229372622
94http://blog.smokazon.comLifestyleNA33598381
95http://clickfire.comGeneral456210122
96http://www.cline-company.comDesigning335936565
97http://webdesignerdepot.comDesigning6832344
98http://graphicdesignertips.comDesigning225645327
99http://buildawebsitefree.orgDesigning028872422
100http://crazely.comDesigning027665199

#4 WordPress Rating Widget

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My last recommendation is WordPress Rating Widget which is yet another brilliant and feature-rich plugin for enabling ratings on a WordPress blog. The free version of the plugin comes with flexible rating management system, customizable layouts, sidebar widget for top-rated content and email support but it may contain ads in popup rating overviews.

Pro version of WordPress Rating Widget comes in two packages, first is standard plan which is charged as $3.99/domain monthly. Second package is branded as Premium and it costs $8.99/domain monthly. Premium version of the plugin, which is charged as $8.99/month, provides SSL support, advanced analytics, Schema.org data implementation and priority email support in addition to other pro features which are provided with Standard pro version of the plugin.

So these were top-rated rating plugins which are used at most review blogs these days. Do you know about any other similar plugin which can be among top rating plugins for WordPress? Don’t forget to share in comments.

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Rehmat Alam A blogger who has fallen in love with coding! Here at SupportiveHands.net, I share things that relate to coding, servers, E-marketing, and other related fields.

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5 Replies to “4 Top WordPress Plugins for Adding Star Ratings to…”

  1. Hi Rehmat,

    Thank you very much for mentioning the Purple Heart Rating Plugin here!! I am David, member of WP Buddy, the creators of the Purple Heart Rating Plugin (PHRP) for WordPress.

    Please do adjust the screenshot and the price because our final price is not 34,50 € but only 19,90 €. This is not a special offer but our standard price for PHRP.

    Thank you again and best regards,
    David

    1. Hey David, nice to see you here :), thank you for developing such a brilliant plugin. I’ll do the adjustment. Thank you again for updating me about this.

    1. Hey Shaheera, can you please specify the plugin you chosen for your blog? Then I’ll be able to guide you better.

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