With Google My Business (formerly Google Places) and Local SEO emphasizing the importance of ratings, reviews, and testimonials for your online presence, Reviews have become an integral part of the success of any online product or service. And if your website is built with WordPress CMS, you are lucky to have the flexibility to add this important feature with just a few clicks of your mouse. You just need to install one of many available WordPress plugins and add a special shortcode to your page.
One of such plugins is Rich Reviews from the Starfish Reviews. It empowers you to capture user reviews and display them on your WordPress page or post. Since the plugin includes structured data or rich snippets (review schema), those reviews are likely to appear in Google’s search results as a Google Rich Snippet. Big additional bonus, free of charge!
Features of Rich Reviews Plugin:
- Submissions can be moderated, so you get to choose which reviews to display on your website.
- Supports 3 types of reviews: per-page or per-post, category, or global reviews.
- Built around shortcodes, allowing you to include any of the three key features on any page, post, sidebar, footer, or widget on your site.
- It shows aggregate reviews microformat (hReview-aggregate) so that site ratings are viewed in Google results with Google Rich Snippets.
- It allows you to approve the submitted reviews, so you control what reviews are real, and which reviews are unwarranted.
- The simple design allows compatibility across various themes.
- The plugin includes external stylesheet for ease of customization.
- A simple and clean review submission form can be placed anywhere on your site, and will not cause any trouble to your site.
- It allows you to customize the color of stars.
- Minimalist, lightweight, and efficient code means great user experience.
Customer Reviews of Rich Reviews Plugin:
Review by Cole Finch
This plugin works exactly as I needed! I was able to easily tweak the look of the shortcodes by adding some basic CSS code. Also, simple instructions makes this plugin easy to use even for WordPress beginners.
Review by Eprinted Books
I like this plugin. The only thing it requires to have in the widget is a link to the original page of the review. Other than that I love it!
We should note here that Starfish Reviews is experienced in developing great WordPress plugins. They took over this plugin from another developer who discontinued supporting it and fixed all existing vulnerabilities in its new version. So this plugin is not only useful but also safe to use.