Yasr – Yet Another Stars Rating

Description

Improving the user experience 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».

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.

Migration tools

You can easily migrate from WP-PostRatings, kk Star Ratings, Rate My Post and Multi Rating
A tab will appear in the settings if one of these plugin is detected.

Supported itemtypes

YASR supports the following schema.org itemtypes:

BlogPosting ✝,
Book ¶,
Course,
CreativeWorkSeason,
CreativeWorkSeries,
Episode,
Event,
Game,
LocalBusiness ‡,
MediaObject,
Movie Δ,
MusicPlaylist,
MusicRecording,
Organization,
Product §,
Recipe ||,
SoftwareApplication

✝ BlogPosting itemtype will not show stars in search result.
More info here

¶ Book supports the following properties
* author
* bookEdition
* BookFormat
* ISBN
* numberOfPages

‡ LocalBusiness supports the following properties
* Address
* PriceRange
* Telephone

Δ Movie supports the following properties
* actor
* director
* Duration
* dateCreated

§ Products supports the following properties
* Brand
* Sku
* Global identifiers
* Price
* Currency
* Price Valid Until
* Availability
* Url

|| Recipe supports the following properties
* cookTime
* prepTime
* description
* keywords
* nutrition
* recipeCategory
* recipeCuisine
* recipeIngredient

Video Tutorial

Old video, but still valid.

New videos, talked in Italian but easily to understand (eng subs will comes)

Tutorial’s playlist

Developers

While YASR – Yet Another Stars Rating does not require any coding, it is developer friendly!
It is the first (and for now only) rating plugin that uses REST API.
Here you can find the documentation.
Further, it comes with a lot of hooks, you can find more info here .

Related Link

Do you want more feature? Check out Yasr Pro!

Screenshots

  • Example of Yasr Overall Rating and Yast Visitor Votes shortcodes
  • Yasr Multi Set
  • User's ranking showing most rated posts
  • User's ranking showing highest rated posts
  • Ranking reviews

Blocks

This plugin provides 6 blocks.

  • Yasr: Overall Rating
  • Yasr: Visitor Votes
  • Yasr: Ranking by overall rating
  • Yasr: Ranking by visitors votes
  • Yasr: Most Active Authors
  • Yasr: Most Active Visitors

Installation

  1. Navigate to Dashboard -> Plugins -> Add New and search for YASR
  2. Click on «Installa Now» and than «Activate»

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 right in the editor screen. Remember to insert this shortcode [yasr_overall_rating] to make it appear where you like.

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.

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 ranking by reviewer. In order to insert it into a post or page, just paste this shortcode [yasr_ov_ranking]

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_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_most_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?

Since version 2.3.0 YASR works with every caching plugin available out there.
In the settings, just select «yes» to «Load results with AJAX».
YASR has been tested with:
* Wp Super Cache
* LiteSpeed Cache
* Wp Fastest Cache
* WP-Optimize
* Cache Enabler
* Hyper Cache
* Wp Rocket

Why I don’t see stars in google?

Read here and find out how to set up rich snippets.
You can use the Structured Data Testing Tool to validate your pages.
Also read this google announcement.
If you set up everythings fine, in 99% of cases your stars will appear in a week.
If doesn’t, you should work on your seo reputation.

Reviews

29. April 2021
It slowed down my website a lot, and the star ratings do not show up on Google after weeks of having them on the pages and trying different schemas. Uninstalling the plugin instantly sped up the whole website.
15. April 2021
I tested almost all star rating plugins on my site and all of them had some problems. but this plugin had any thing that I need. thanks for everything
24. März 2021
Ottimo plugin per gestire le votazioni di pagine, articoli ecc. Un sacco di funzionalità di rilievo e una grafica davvero gradevole e personalizzabile. Non parliamo dell'assistenza che è super efficente. NB. Non mi hanno pagato per la recensione...ho pagato io il Plugin...denaro ben speso però! ;_)
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Changelog

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

2.7.3

  • NEW FEATURE: new shortcode: yasr_multi_set_ranking : this will show rankings from yasr_multiset
  • TWEAKED: code cleanup.

2.7.2

  • NEW FEATURE: new shortcode: yasr_visitor_multi_set_ranking : this will show rankings from yasr_visitor_multiset
  • TWEAKED: minor fixes

2.7.1

  • FIXED: minor bugs that could happen in rare circumstances

2.7.0

  • FIXED: fixed warning that can return on fresh installations

2.6.9

  • FIXED: error YasrMultiSetData.php on line 61 if multiSet are not used

2.6.8

  • FIX: in some circumstances, the text «you’ve already voted» displayed even in when this is not true
  • TWEAKED: YASR is now saving a lot less data in _postmeta table

2.6.7

  • FIX: if custom text is disabled in the settings, default text for a logged in user that has already rated for a post or page was empty.

2.6.6

  • TWEAKED: settings page revamped. I’d like to heard your feedback in the forum.
  • NEW FEATURE: it is now possible to add the %rating% variable when customizing the text for an user that has already rated.
  • TWEAKED: added many filters (docs in the official website) and code cleanup.

2.6.5

  • Code cleanup and minor fixes.

2.6.4

  • FIX: style dependency warning
  • FIX: JS error appering after first installation

2.6.3

  • NEW feature: Now available the new «Rankings» tab in settings, here you can see a live preview of the rankings before adding it to you post
  • TWEAKED: code cleanup

Additional Info

See credits.txt file