Yasr – Yet Another Stars Rating

Description

Improving the user experience (UX) with your website is a top priority for everyone who cares about their online activity, as it promotes familiarity and loyalty with your brand, and enhances visibility of your activity.

Yasr – Yet Another Stars Rating is a powerful way to add SEO-friendly user-generated reviews and testimonials to your website posts, pages and CPC, without affecting its speed.

How To use

Reviewer Vote

Once YASR is installed, when you create or update a page or a post, a box (metabox) will be available in the upper right corner where you’ll
be able to insert the overall rating. You can either place the overall rating automatically at the beginning or the end of a post (look in “Settings”
-> “Yet Another Stars Rating: Settings”), or wherever you want in the page using the shortcode [yasr_overall_rating] (easily added through the visual editor).

Visitor Votes

You can give your users the ability to vote, pasting the shortcode [yasr_visitor_votes] where you want the stars to appear.
Again, this can be placed automatically at the beginning or the end of each post; the option is in “Settings” -> “Yet Another Stars Rating: Settings”.
This may not works if you use a caching plugin.

Multi Set

Multisets give the opportunity to score different aspects for each review: for example, if you’re reviewing a videogame, you can create the aspects “Graphics”,
“Gameplay”, “Story”, etc.

Supported Languages

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In this video I’ll show you the “Auto Insert” feature and manual placement of YASR basic shortcodes.

Related Link

Press

Do you want more feature? Check out Yasr Extensions!

Screenshots

  • Example of yasr in a videogame review
  • Another example of a restaurant review
  • User's ranking showing most rated posts
  • User's ranking showing highest rated posts
  • Ranking reviews

Installation

  1. Install Yet Another Stars Rating either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the Yet Another Star Rating menu in Settings and set your options.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Install Yet Another Stars Rating either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the Yet Another Star Rating menu in Settings and set your options.
What is “Overall Rating”?

It is the vote given by who writes the review: readers are able to see this vote in read-only mode. Reviewer can vote using the box on the top rigth when writing a new article or post (he or she must have at least the “Author” role). Remember to insert this shortcode [yasr_overall_rating] to make it appear where you like. You can choose to make it appear just in a single post/page or in archive pages too (e.g. default Index, category pages, etc).

What is “Visitor Rating”?

It is the vote that allows your visitors to vote: just paste this shortcode [yasr_visitor_votes] where you want the stars to appear. This may not works if you use a caching plugin.

Demo page for Overall Rating and Vistor Rating

What is “Multi Set”?

It is the feature that makes YASR awesome. Multisets give the opportunity to score different aspects for each review: for example, if you’re reviewing a videogame, you can create the aspects “Graphics”, “Gameplay”, “Story”, etc. and give a vote for each one. To create a set, just go in “Settings” -> “Yet Another Stars Rating: Settings” and click on the “Multi Sets” tab. To insert it into a post, just paste the shortcode that YASR will create for you.

Demo page for Multi Sets

What is “Ranking reviews” ?

It is the 10 highest rated item chart by reviewer. In order to insert it into a post or page, just paste this shortcode [yasr_top_ten_highest_rated]

What is “Users’ ranking” ?

This is 2 charts in 1. Infact, this chart shows both the most rated posts/pages or the highest rated posts/pages.
For an item to appear in this chart, it has to be rated twice at least.
Paste this shortcode to make it appear where you want [yasr_most_or_highest_rated_posts]

What is “Most active reviewers” ?

If in your site there are more than 1 person writing reviews, this chart will show the 5 most active reviewers. Shortcode is [yasr_top_5_reviewers]

What is “Most active users” ?

When a visitor (logged in or not) rates a post/page, his rating is stored in the database. This chart will show the 10 most active users, displaying the login name if logged in or “Anonymous” otherwise. The shortcode : [yasr_top_ten_active_users]

Demo page for Rankings

Wait, wait! Do I need to keep in mind all this shortcode?

Of course not: you can easily add it on the visual editor just by clicking the “Yasr Shortcode” button just above the editor

Reviews

The best

I think I have tried all the rating stars plugin, and without doubt, this one is the best with a very good support to help customisation.

Pratik ve Başarılı

Gayet pratik. Sitede herhangi bir yavaşlamaya sebep olmadı. Direkt olarak wp db’sini kullanıyor. Başka bir yere üyelik vs gerekmiyor.

Good rating plugin

What I am looking is a ratings plugin that could

1. Display the total and average rating by each category automatically. (Preferred)

2. Or something that I can extract out the logs of rating so that I can a spreadsheet to calculate the rating by each category.

This plugin is much better than most of the plugins I have tried. Unfortunately, it could not do what I am looking to do. Thank you for the great plugin. I need to look around for another plugin that could do what I wanted to achieve.

Great Plugin

Simple setup and easy to use. Adds structured data so your stars show up in search results.

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Contributors & Developers

“Yasr – Yet Another Stars Rating” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Yasr – Yet Another Stars Rating” has been translated into 7 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

The full changelog can be found in the plugin’s directory. Recent entries:

1.6.3

  • FIXED: Multiset transient are now deleted only under the “Multi Sets” tab

1.6.2

  • Removed showing ip from widget in the user dashboard
  • Better cookie managment

1.6.1

  • To accomplish GDPR european law, now the IP is not stored by default

1.6.0

  • Integreted freemius sdk

1.5.8

  • NEW FEATURE: Logs Page: is now possible to see log page and delete user ratings!
  • TWEAKED: Yasr settings page has now it’s own top level page instead under the WordPress Settings section

1.5.7

  • FIXED: star disappear after user rating in some circumstances
  • FIXED: javascript noticies

1.5.6

  • Fixed Javascript error

1.5.5

  • FIXED: yasr_most_or_highest_rated_posts was displaying 2 table instead 1

1.5.4

  • TWEAKED: removed jacasvript for yasr_visitor_multiset shortcode, use wp_localize_script instead

1.5.3

  • FIXED: var_dump string appear after visitor vote

1.5.2

  • TWEAKED: smaller number of queries when Yasr is called in archive pages
  • FIXED: css problem with “small” and “medium” size

1.5.1

  • FIXED: when a post/page was removed from trash