Stars Rating


A simple and easy to use plugin that turns post, pages and custom post types comments into reviews.

Its main features are as follows:

  • Turns post, pages and custom post types comments into reviews.
  • Allows you to choose post types on which you want to enable Stars Rating feature.
  • An option to require rating selection to leave a review.
  • Also, allows you to enable/disable stars rating feature for the posts and pages individually.
  • An option to display stars rating in Google search results.
  • Choose from two different rating stars styles according to your site look.
  • Offers a shortcode [stars_rating_avg] to display average rating anywhere in the post/page.
  • See each review stars rating on the comments page (backend).
  • Enhanced SEO with structured data for standout reviews in Google with “Google Review Schema” integration.
  • Preempt negativity with the “Negative Rating Alert” feature, promoting issue resolution before reviews are posted.


  • Enable/Disable ‘Stars Rating’ for the posts, pages and custom post types comments globally and other settings.
  • Enable/Disable ‘Stars Rating’ for the posts, pages and custom post types comments individually.
  • Comments with their ratings and an average rating above comments.
  • Rating option in comment form.
  • Shortcode [stars_rating_avg] to display average rating anywhere in the post/page
  • Stars Rating display on the comments page (backend)


Method 1: WordPress Admin Interface

  1. Navigate to your WordPress dashboard and go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. In the search bar, enter Stars Rating and press Enter.
  3. Look for the plugin in the search results and click on the Install Now button.
  4. Once installed, click on the Activate button to activate the plugin.

Method 2: FTP Upload

  1. Download the plugin ZIP file and extract it.
  2. Connect to your server using an FTP client (e.g., FileZilla, Cyberduck or cPanel).
  3. Upload the extracted plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory on your server.
  4. Activate the plugin through the WordPress dashboard from Plugins > Installed Plugins page.

Note: After installing the plugin go to the Settings > Discussion page (at the very bottom) and enable desired post types for the Stars Rating.


23 Maggio 2024 1 risposta
It’s the perfect star rating plugin for my website. It’s not overloaded with features but has just the right ones.
15 Marzo 2024 1 risposta
hi where we can translate message ? for example ” 4 based on 1 reviews” or “Be the first to write a review”
9 Dicembre 2023 4 risposte
It working really well to display post review and easy to use. Can the star & review display even if no review by default. the review only show if the post have review. No review post have grey star and 0 count. Thank you
31 Agosto 2022 6 risposte
Does what it says. I tried 3 other Plugins to get my CPT ratings, but due to heavy customization in the comments template (and form) none of them worked. This one integrates without any problems. The only thing I’d like to see is an option to hide or customize the average rating text – for now it’s not possible to only show the average number without additional text. Hiding all text with CSS doesn’t work too, because the text is in plain HTML without a class. I would like to have it like this: <div class="stars-avg-rating"> <span class="rating-stars">…</span> <span class="rating-text">3.5 based on 2 reviews</span> </div> Would enable more options for styling.
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Contributi e sviluppo

“Stars Rating” è un software open source. Le persone che hanno contribuito allo sviluppo di questo plugin sono indicate di seguito.



= 4.0.3
* Fixed a PHP warning on comments template
* Displayed average rating only if comments are open
* Displayed empty stars for average rating if no rating found
* Improved code for average rating to work with posts/pages/CPTs list
* Updated language file
* Tested plugin with WordPress 6.5.3

= 4.0.2
* Fixed a PHP version specific fatal error on (backend) comments page
* Tested plugin with WordPress 6.4.3

= 4.0.1
* Added “Negative Rating Alert” system to foster positive feedback
* Improved “Google Review Schema” display upon reviews availability
* Updated language POT file
* Tested plugin with WordPress 6.4.2

= 4.0.0
* Improved plugin resources management
* Improved comments enable/disable compatability
* Improved plugin settings area styles
* Improved whole plugin code WRT the advance practices
* Added comments stars rating column to the comments page (dashboard)
* Updated language file
* Tested plugin with WordPress 6.4.1

= 3.5.5
* Updated language file.
* Tested plugin with WordPress 6.2

= 3.5.4
* Added average rating fallback when there is no review
* Improved average rating display markup for better control
* Updated language file.
* Tested plugin with WordPress 6.0.3

= 3.5.3
* Tested plugin with WordPress 5.9.1

= 3.5.2
* Minor sanitization functions update.

= 3.5.1
* Improved plugin from security point of view.
* Tested plugin with WordPress 5.8.2

= 3.5.0
* Tested plugin with WordPress 5.7.1

= 3.4.0
* Added translation missing strings to the translation.

= 3.3.0
* Tested with WordPress 5.4.1

= 3.2.0
* Added custom reviews type support for google search results.

= 3.1.0
* Added latest Gutenberg editor support.
* Allowed reviews reply without rating.


  • Added an option to choose from two different rating stars style.
  • Added an option to display stars rating in Google search results.


  • Tested plugin with WordPress 5.1.1 and PHP 7.3.3
  • Added an option to require rating selection


  • Fixed styling issue


  • Tested with WordPress 5.0
  • Fixed the default rating value


  • Added show/hide support for average rating above comments section
  • Added “[stars_rating_avg]” shortcode support to display average rating in the post/page content area or loop
  • Set the rating option in the comment form to 5 stars by default


  • Tested plugin up to WP V4.9.8


  • Initial Release