By using a WordPress plugin for reviews you can transform your website to a review website. If you are writing reviews from time to time only, a review plugin can help you gain traffic, conversion and click through rate. The last option is especially important since the latest Google updates.
Mythemeshop is known for quality themes and they have been releasing several plugins that have been long needed in WordPress space. One such plugin is a review plugin called WP Review PRO.
WP Review PRO Review
What I love with WP Review PRO plugin is extensive feature set. It has all the features one would need for successful website. Let’s take a look at some of the features.
When you install the plugin you will find main settings in Settings – WP Review
Here you can set global settings which will apply to WP Review in all the posts.
You can define:
- Review color
- Font Color
- Heading Background Color
- Background Color
- Border Color
- Review Box Width
- Setting to enable ratings for thumbnails (for example in featured images on front page and sidebar)
You can select where do you want review box to be shown: After the content, Before the content or via a Shortcode
Once you navigate to the post below the post you will find WP Review PRO settings for review. There are 4 review styles to choose from and can be applied on every post differently.
What you will notice is that settings are nicely laid out and you can complete a review in several seconds.
You can choose the following settings:
- Review type (Circle, Point, Percentage and Star) you can set look differently on every post and differentiate reviews a bit.
- Add Feature name (Here you type features of the product or a service)
- Add feature score (it should be noted that WP Review PRO also supports point scores eg. 3.5, 4.4, 4.9 and total score is calculated in point score as well)
- You can select a location (before the post, after the post or via shortcode)
- Review Heading
- You can hide description and total rating
- You can enable user reviews
WP Review PRO box looks beautiful and those stars that you see, they are animated when you scroll to the review box. It’s a great experience for the user as it focuses on a result. He / She will be looking at the stars for example filling with dark color from first point to the last you set.
If you enabled user reviews they will have an option in the comments section to rate the product / service in addition to writing a comment.
Thumbnails with review score
If you have enabled Add total ratings to thumbnails, featured post will feature a score so that the post will become more engaging.
Sidebar with reviews
WP Review PRO features a widget you can place inside your sidebar. There you can show your latest reviews.
If you are writing reviews, then it’s really important that your reviews have support for Rich Snippets. Rich Snippets are telling search engines that your post is a review and it’s also telling the score that you set. This is important because if Google see your review as a review it may show a score in Google results. When users see ratings below result they are more inclined to click on the result. This is especially important when your result is not at the first spot. You can increase organic traffic just by using the proper plugin.
WP Review PRO conclusion
There are many review plugins for WordPress and I was amazed that most either lack important functionality or price is ridiculously high. Sometimes we need a disturbance and Mythemeshop did exactly that. Plugin is extremely light and fast. It’s one of those plugins that are not bloated. Just like all the products from Mythemeshop WP Review PRO is light and fast. You can find more information on Mythemeshop website