Building review websites with WordPress is extremely easy as you can use specially built themes or review plugins. I think if you want to build a review site, it is better use a review theme for WordPress, but if you have an existing website and you want to create review posts, using a WordPress review plugin is a better solution.
Here, I have collected the best 5 WordPress rating and review plugins allowing to rate products or any other posts on your WordPress blog, and to make better review sites easier.
This plugin allows customers and readers to add their own reviews. What it makes truly professional is that it supports Microformat (hReview). It allows easy moderation, comes with spam protection and shortcodes to insert reviews anywhere on within your website. Very powerful WordPress review plugin with a lot of features. I have just started to use it and for making more complete review website it seems to be a great solution.
This is one of my favorite free review plugins which is extremely useful for affiliate marketing. It enables to make rating boxes where you can display ratings for many aspects. However, there are many complaints on that it messes the themes up. I think, it is worth to give a try, at least you will not use it.
This is one of the mostly well-known rating plugin which is used on a great number of review websites. It lets you add many sort of rating types for all the content of your blog. Because of its extraordinary flexibility and a significant number of options, it is a powerful solution. However, beginner users may find it a bit hard to use and some bugs have been found. Moreover, it is not very well-documented. Overall, it is the most complete rating system for WordPress.
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This is another excellent plugin to add a rating system to your blog. This is an Ajax rating system offering many options to manage and customize the ratings. Moreover, the modification of the rating templates are exceptionally easy. I think, it is a good alternative for GD Star Rating.
This is an all in one WordPress review or rating plugin which not only allows to add many sort of ratings to your posts, but also to set up polls. If you want to engage your visitors, this plugin is a great help for that. It comes with many options to customizations, both for ratings and the polls. If you want to make your website more interactive, use this plugin.
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