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 CPT, without affecting its speed.

How To use

Reviewer Vote

With the classic editor, 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.
With the new Guteneberg editor, just click on the “+” icon to add a block and search for Yasr 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.
If you’re using the new Gutenberg editor, just click on the “+” icon to add a block and search for Yasr Visitor Votes
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”.
See the supported caching plugins

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 Pro!

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

Blocks

This plugin provides 6 blocks.

yet-another-stars-rating/yasr-overall-rating
Yasr: Overall Rating
yet-another-stars-rating/yasr-visitor-votes
Yasr: Visitor Votes
yet-another-stars-rating/overall-rating-ranking
Yasr: Top 10 Reviews
yet-another-stars-rating/visitor-votes-ranking
Yasr: Top 10 By Visitors Votes
yet-another-stars-rating/most-active-reviewers
Yasr: Most Active Authors
yet-another-stars-rating/most-active-users
Yasr: Most Active Visitors

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

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.
See the supported caching plugins

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]

Wht 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?

If you’re using the new Gutenberg editor, you don’t need at all: just use the blocks.
If, instead, you’re using the classic editor, in the visual tab just click the “Yasr Shortcode” button above the editor

Does it work with caching plugins?

Most def! Yasr supports these caching plugins:
* Wp Super Cache
* LiteSpeed Cache
* Wp Fastest Cache
* Wp Rocket

Why I don’t see stars in google?

Please be sure that if you use mostly the “yasr_visitor_votes” shortcode, you’ve to select “Aggregate Rating” to the question “Which rich snippet do you want to use?” in the General Settings.
If, instead, your website use mostly the “yasr_overall_rating” shortcode, you’ve to select “Review Rating”.
Google will need some days to index the stars.
You can use the Structured Data Testing Tool to validate your page.
If you set up everythings fine, in 99% of cases your stars will appear in a week.
If doesn’t, it’s suggested to ask in a SEO oriented forum.

Reviews

Exellent plugin and speed

It's the best in its category but several months ago I found this plugin slow, fortunately it's constantly evolving and is now much faster, thanks to the designer for this great job!
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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 9 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:

1.9.8

  • FIXED: overall rating didn’t get saved if default editor isnt’t Gutenberg or Classic Editor

1.9.7

  • FIXED: Impossibile to create a new post if used classic editor

1.9.6

  • NEW FEATURE: 3 Brand new Gutenberg Blocks!! Yasr: Top 10 By Visitor Votes, Yasr: Most Active Visitos and Yasr Most Active Authors!
  • NEW FEATURE: Gutenberg Panel!
  • TWEAKED: In Gutenberg, Overall Rating value is now saved when post is saved/updated, instead of with an ajax call.
  • TWEAKED: updated freemius sdk to version 2.3.0

1.9.5

  • TWEAKED: settings redesigned
  • TWEAKED: code cleanup

1.9.3

  • Minor changes and code cleanup.

1.9.2

  • FIXED: Javascript error on some mobile device

1.9.1

  • FIXED: In some (rare) case, overall rating get empty with Gutenberg

Additional Info

External Libraries: Rater
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