5 Best WordPress Review Plugins 2019

Looking for the best WordPress review plugin to enhance product reviews at your website?

Among plenty of smaller features, a good review plugin does two important things:

  • Adds a nice review summary box to the beginning or end of your reviews
  • Gets you those eye-catching star ratings in Google (aka rich snippets)

If your site is 100% about reviews, you might also be interested in our list of dedicated WordPress review themes.

This post is all about review plugins, though! In it, we've collected 5 of the best review plugins that can help you create better, more user-friendly reviews. For each plugin, I'll share…

  • Key features
  • What the review box looks like
  • Pricing information

Let's dig into the plugins…

WP Review Pro

WP Review Pro

WP Review Pro is a popular review plugin from MyThemeShop. It comes in both a limited free version at WordPress.org, as well as a premium version with a lot more functionality.

I'll mainly focus on the premium version – but you can always give it a test drive at WordPress.org if you want to try before you buy.

Key Features

First off, WP Review Pro helps you display important review details in a box that shows up before, after, or inside your content. The plugin comes with 16 pre-built templates for how these review boxes can look, along with style options to further customize them.

You can choose from different rating systems, including:

  • Star
  • Point
  • Percentage
  • Circle
  • Thumbs

And your review box includes schema markup to help you get the star ratings in Google search results (rich snippets).

Then, WP Review Pro also helps you display reviews from other people in a few different ways. First, you can let other people review a product right on your website by letting users:

  • Rate features
  • Leave a comment on the review
  • Mark other people's comments as helpful or not helpful (kind of like how product reviews on Amazon work).

Then, WP Review Pro can also help you display third-party reviews from other review sites including:

  • Yelp
  • Google Places
  • Facebook

For example, you can easily embed real Facebook reviews on your site.

Other helpful features include:

  • Create product comparison tables to compare the features of different products (great for affiliate sites)
  • Promote reviews with a popup or notification bar
  • 10 custom widgets to help you display product reviews in any widget area

On a side note, while WP Review Pro is mainly focused on reviews, it can actually help you add schema markup to get 14 different types of rich snippets. So don't think of it as just a plugin to help you review products. You can also review recipes, places, and a whole lot more.

What The Review Box Looks Like

Again, WP Review Pro comes with 16 pre-built templates, so there's no single look. Here's what the default review box template looks like (you can also see some of the widgets on the side):

WP Review Pro example

And here's what the Facebook-inspired review template looks like with thumb ratings:

WP Review Pro example

Price

Again, there's a limited free version at WordPress.org that's fine for simple reviews. But if you want access to all the templates and functionality (including all of the user review features), you'll definitely want the Pro version.

The Pro version costs $67 for a single site license and ranges up to $97 for a ten site license.

More Info / Download Demo

Ultimate Reviewer

Ultimate Reviewer

Ultimate Reviewer is a brand new WordPress review plugin at CodeCanyon. While it hasn't built up a long track record yet, it comes from an Envato Power Elite Author who's created themes with thousands of sales.

One of the unique things about this plugin is that you can build your own custom review templates using the plugin's integration with the bundled WPBakery Page Builder plugin. Or, like WP Review Pro, you can also choose from a range of pre-made templates.

Key Features

Like WP Review Pro, Ultimate Reviewer helps you both display your own reviews and also collect/display user reviews. It will also help you add schema markup to get the Google review rich snippets.

When you create your own review, you'll get an admin meta box that lets you input the various ratings, summaries, pros/cons, etc.

Then, you can also customize the user review template, like choosing which criteria users can rate and whether or not to let other users vote reviews up or down (again, this is like Amazon's “Helpful” functionality).

Ultimate Reviewer can also help you create product comparison tables to compare different products.

Beyond that, you get widgets to help you display reviews

What The Review Box Looks Like

As I mentioned above, Ultimate Reviewer comes bundled with WPBakery Page Builder to help you build your own custom review templates.

However, it also comes with its own pre-built templates. Here are two examples of the pre-built templates…

First, there's the simple bar graph/star-rating template:

Ultimate Reviewer example

For a more unique look, there's also this template with the nice pros/cons section:

Ultimate Reviewer example

Price

Ultimate Reviewer costs $28 with standard Envato licensing.

More Info / Download Demo

WP Product Review

WP Product Review

Like WP Review Pro, WP Product Review comes in both a premium version as well as a free version at WordPress.org.

One of the most unique things about the premium version is that it can help you automatically import information for Amazon products. So if you'll be reviewing a lot of Amazon products at your website, that might be an extra reason to choose WP Product Review over the other WordPress review plugins on this list.

Key Features

Like the others, WP Product Review helps you create a custom product review box complete with:

  • Review summary
  • Ratings
  • Pros/cons
  • Buy now button
  • Images
  • Etc.

You can use a shortcode to place the box anywhere in your content, and you can also customize the review box to make it match your site and choose different ratings like:

  • Stars
  • Numbers
  • Circles
  • Hearts
  • Etc.

The review box also adds the proper schema markup to get you Google rich snippets.

If you want, you can also enable user ratings and let users leave their own reviews when posting a comment.

WP Product Review also has that same comparison table functionality that lets you automatically generate comparison tables from your existing product reviews. And the plugin also comes with its own custom widgets to help you feature your latest/greatest reviews in any widget area.

Finally, there's that unique feature that I mentioned in the intro – the ability to import product details from Amazon. This can save you a lot of time when you're reviewing Amazon affiliate products.

What The Review Box Looks Like

Like the others, WP Product Review comes with multiple pre-made templates, and you also have plenty of options for customizing the styling and information that shows up.

Here are some examples of what you can create, though.

Here's the default review box:

WP Product Review example

And here's a template that incorporates user ratings (underneath the main rating):

WP Product Review example

Price

There's a free limited version of the plugin at WordPress.org called WP Product Review Lite. The free version does not have:

  • Shortcodes (you can only add it before/after content)
  • Comparison tables
  • Amazon
  • Some other smaller features

If you want those features, the premium version starts at $59. However, you'll need the $149 Developer license if you want access to the Amazon integration.

More Info / Download Demo

Taqyeem

Taqyeem

Taqyeem is one of the most popular WordPress review plugins at CodeCanyon, where it's been purchased over 1,500 times. Google tells me that “Taqyeem” means “valuation” in Arabic, in case you're wondering where the name comes from.

Like the others, you can use Taqyeem to create your own review box, as well as accept product reviews from others.

Key Features

To start, Taqyeem lets you add review boxes with unlimited review criteria. You can also choose from three different review styles:

  • Stars
  • Points
  • Percentages

Taqyeem will also add schema markup to help you get rich snippets in Google.

And if you want, you can open things up to your users and let them rate products, as well.

Taqyeem does not let you add a button to your review boxes in the core plugin. But you can purchase a separate Buttons addon that lets you do that.

What The Review Box Looks Like

Taqyeem gives you full control over colors and review criteria, so you can change up how your review boxes look. But here are some examples of what it looks like out of the box.

One option is this in-content box:

Taqyeem example

And another option is to use a widget to put your review box in the sidebar like this:

Taqyeem example

Price

Taqyeem costs $29 with standard Envato licensing. The separate Buttons addon costs $19 on top of that.

More Info / Download Demo

Reviewer

Reviewer

Reviewer is another popular WordPress review plugin at CodeCanyon. It's been purchased over 4,500 times and has maintained a stellar 4.69-star rating on over 360 reviews.

It can help you insert both review boxes and comparison tables, as well as giving you the option to accept user reviews.

Key Features

Reviewer helps you create your own review boxes, complete with:

  • Unlimited rating criteria
  • Pros/cons
  • Review summary
  • Overall rating
  • Images
  • Custom links
  • Etc.

You can customize fonts, colors, star icons, etc. And the plugin will also add the backend schema markup that will let you get Google rich snippets.

If you want, you can also let users leave their own reviews/ratings in the comments and incorporate those ratings into your review box.

Beyond that, Reviewer can also help you create product comparison tables, and it also comes with pre-made widgets for both your own reviews and user reviews.

What The Review Box Looks Like

Here's an example of a review box:

Reviewer example

And here's what the user ratings look like in the comments section:

Reviewer example

Price

Reviewer costs $28 with standard Envato licensing.

More Info / Download Demo

What's The Best WordPress Review Plugin?

Now for the big question – which one of those review plugins is right for you?

Well, let's start with what's the same. All of these plugins give you functionality for:

  • Review boxes
  • Google rich snippets
  • User ratings

So if that's all you want, I'd say pick the plugin that has your preferred looks/styling.

Most of the plugins – excluding Taqyeem – also have the product comparison table functionality, so that's another big similarity.

As for “unique” features, I'd single out two scenarios:

First, WP Review Pro has the ability to import real reviews from Yelp, Google Places, and Facebook. So if you want that functionality, that's a big thing in WP Review Pro's favor.

Second, WP Product Review has the Amazon integration. So if you'll be reviewing a lot of Amazon affiliate products, that might be a reason to go with WP Product Review.

Any questions about which WordPress review plugin is right for you? Leave a comment!

Colin Newcomer

Colin Newcomer is a freelance writer for hire with a background in SEO and affiliate marketing. He helps clients grow their web visibility by writing primarily about digital marketing and WordPress. You can hire him to write for your website.
Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning that if you click on one of the links and purchase an item, we may receive a commission. All opinions however are our own and we do not accept payments for positive reviews.

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