Implementing reviews on your WordPress website is a piece of cake these days with the use of review plugins available in the WordPress repository as well as the paid plugin repositories such as Codecanyon. As a user, you may not have the time to test each one out before trusting the plugin to showcase your opinions about a reviewed product. Apart from the visual point of view, there are certain things such as the Schema markup hidden inside the plugins that should be working fine to get better visibility in the search engines. So, to help you out with all these, we have spent our time picking, using, and reviewing the best review plugins out there for your WordPress website.
WP Review Pro is beyond a review plugin that we have been using so far. The features such as the ability to put pros and cons, provide users a chance to put their own reviews, show review stars on the thumbnails, all with an excellent clean design make it one of the best review plugins out there. The design is not everything in a review plugin. They know exactly that and have implemented the schema.org markup perfectly following all the latest Google recommendations. The performance of the plugin is also good and doesn’t cause lags during the page load. A perfect review plugin for WordPress users. There is also a free version of the plugin available in the WordPress repository if you want to give it a try.
Google Reviews Widget is one of the best-rated plugins in the WordPress repository. With everything that you need to implement the Google reviews that not only look good on the front-end but also well organized in the back-end, Google Reviews Widget, is a perfect way to showcase your Google reviews. The plugin is basically a widget that shows Google Reviews on your website wherever you want, either using the widget area functionality or using the shortcode function available. It also has an option to keep all the reviews in your local WordPress database instead of serving it directly from the web.
A perfect plugin to put your opinions of products by rating them according to your views. With a perfect schema market and an excellent design on the frontend incorporation of different styles, WP Product Review Lite can be very useful for any review websites. You can control the styling of the widgets the way you like from the backend settings of the plugin. It also has an option to let users leave reviews on your reviews making sure that your post engagement stays the best.
Reviewer is a premium review plugin for WordPress, arguable one of the best. The most useful function we noticed about this plugin is the ability to customize the look and feel of your review area. You can choose between different styles, change colors, and define different criteria as per your product type. The plugin allows creating pre-defined criteria beforehand making it much easier leaving reviews on your products just by inputting your rating. It costs $29 in the Codecanyon store which is a pretty good deal for the features the plugin provides.
Starfish Reviews is not a traditional review plugin for WordPress websites. Instead of letting you rate individual products on the site, Starfish Reviews is used to generate reviews of your business by collecting feedback from the customers. In simple words, you can provide a rating section on your website for the users to rate your services and funnel them to an external URL like Facebook. So, if you are looking for displaying product reviews on your site this is not the right plugin for you.
A simple rating plugin to show rich snippets on Google search results. Instead of providing criteria based ratings for the products, the Schema- All in One Schema Rich Snippets focuses on just a single rating that simply provides your opinion about the product. There are no advanced functionalities available in the plugin. Also, there are no fancy designs. So, if you are looking for a lightweight, simple review plugin, this might be a good choice.
7. Site Reviews
Site Reviews is another plugin that lets your users leave ratings of your website, products, or services. So, it is not for you to display your ratings on the site. You can collect feedback from the customers to improve your products and services by letting them rate it using Site Reviews. The features such as the Gravatar support, ability to respond to the reviews, custom post type support, etc., makes Site Reviews a good choice for any WordPress website.
Taqyeem is another premium plugin in this list that is way powerful to provide product reviews on your WordPress website. With different styles and designs, review criteria function, user reviews, typography customization options, etc., Taqyeem is another good plugin for publishing reviews on your website. The plugin is well-built, has regular updates, and is compatible with almost all the themes available in the WordPress theme stores. It costs $29 per license.
The perfect plugin to let customers rate your products and showcase them to gain more sales. The plugin replaces the default WordPress comment system with a rich rating system that will provide users a way to rate the products and services you provide on your site. It will not only visible on your website but is also visible to the search engines in the form of rich snippets. The plugin also comes with different anti-spam measures to prevent user-generated spam.
10. Schema Pro
Schema Pro is a premium WordPress review plugin that follows the latest schema recommendations to showcase your products to the search engines as well as the users on your website. You can add custom fields to your reviews to make it much convenient for the product that you are reviewing. The well-optimized code doesn’t slow down your websites even with a great set of useful features available in every part of this review plugin. Last in the list, but not the least.