Site Reviews


Site Reviews allows your visitors to submit reviews with a 1-5 star rating on your website, similar to the way you would on TripAdvisor or Yelp. The plugin provides blocks, shortcodes, and widgets, along with full documentation.

You can pin your best reviews so that they are always shown first, require approval before new review submissions are published, require visitors to be logged-in in order to write a review, send custom notifications on a new submission, and a lot more!

Site Reviews integrates with Woocommerce with the free Woocommerce Reviews add-on.

View the demo

Follow plugin development on Github.

Current Features

  • Actively Developed and Supported
  • Asian Language Support for Excerpts
  • Assign Reviews to Categories: Add your own categories and assign reviews to them.
  • Assign Reviews to Pages: Assign reviews to Posts, Pages, and Custom Post Types like Woocommerce Products.
  • Assign Reviews to Users: Assign reviews to Users on your website.
  • Avatars: Provided by the WordPress Gravatar service
  • Backup and Restore: Export/Import your settings and custom text strings, and use the WordPress Export and Import tools to backup your reviews.
  • Bayesian Ranking: Easily sort pages with assigned reviews by rank (using the bayesian algorithm) in your custom WP_Query
  • Blacklist: Block review submissions which contain specific words, phrases, IP addresses, names, and emails
  • Developer Friendly: Designed for WordPress developers with over 100 hooks and convenient functions
  • Documentation: FAQ and documenation for hooks and all shortcodes and functions
  • Editor Blocks: Use the custom editor blocks in the Gutenberg editor
  • Elementor Support: Use the native Elementor Widgets in the Elementor editor
  • Form Styles: Match the review form with popular themes and form plugins
  • GamiPress Integration: Award points when someone writes or receives a review. For more advanced GamiPress triggers, check out the GamiPress Reviews add-on!
  • Import Third-Party Reviews: Includes a built-in CSV importer
  • JSON-LD Schema: Display your reviews and ratings in search results
  • Members Only: Require users to be logged in before submitting a review
  • Multilingual Support: Integrates with Polylang and WPML allowing you to assign reviews to all languages of a multilingual page (note: translating reviews is not supported)
  • Multisite Support: Fully supports network/multisite websites
  • Notifications: Send notifications to one or more emails when a review is submitted
  • Pagination: Display a set number of reviews per-page with AJAX
  • Premium Support: Free premium-level support included on the support forum
  • Privacy: Integrates with the WordPress privacy tools
  • Rating Summaries: Display a summary of your review ratings from high to low.
  • Relative Dates: You decide the date format that is displayed in your reviews
  • Responses: Write responses to your reviews
  • REST API: Access your reviews from remote websites and applications using the API.
  • Restrictions: Require approval before publishing reviews and limit review submissions by email address, IP address, or username
  • Shortcodes: Configurable shortcodes complete with full documentation
  • Slack Integration: Receive notifications in Slack when a review is submitted
  • SPAM Protection: Includes 5 layers of protection from spam! Built-in Honeypot, 4 CAPTCHA options (FriendlyCaptcha, hCaptcha, reCAPTCHA v2 Invisible, and reCAPTCHA v3), Akismet, Blacklist, and Review limits
  • Templates: Use the Site Reviews templates in your theme for full control over the HTML
  • Translations: Easily change any text of the plugin to your own
  • Widgets: Use the configurable widgets in your sidebars.

Site Reviews Add-ons

Site Reviews provides a ton of absolutely free features, possibly more than any other review plugin. But when those features are not enough, Site Reviews provides additional features through add-ons. Current add-ons include:

  • Review Filters (premium): Sort, filter, and search your reviews.
  • Review Forms (premium): Create custom review forms with over 20 field types and individual review templates.
  • Review Images (premium): Add images with captions to your reviews.
  • Review Notifications (premium): Create and schedule custom review notifications with conditions.
  • Review Themes (premium): Create custom review designs with a drag-and-drop builder.
  • GamiPress Reviews (premium): Integrate Site Reviews with GamiPress and award people for writing and receiving reviews.
  • Woocommerce Reviews (free): Integrate Site Reviews with your Woocommerce products.

Site Reviews Premium

Site Reviews Premium provides access to all of our free and premium add-ons, and automatically includes access to future add-ons as they are released.


Images adapted from freepik.


  • The "All Reviews" page.

  • Add-ons provide additional functionality to Site Reviews

  • The "Edit Review" page.

  • Site Reviews has full support for the new Blocks Editor and includes custom blocks for each of the shortcodes.

  • If you are still using the Classic page editor, you can use the Site Reviews dropdown button to easily add any of the shortcodes.

  • Site Reviews includes three widgets.

  • Site Reviews includes a Help page with answers to frequently asked questions and complete documentation for all available shortcode options.

  • The "General" settings page.

  • The "Reviews" settings page.

  • The "Submissions" settings page.

  • The "Schema" settings page.

  • Easily add a custom translation for any text in the plugin.

  • Export/import the plugin settings, and perform various other tasks.

  • If you experience any issues with the plugin, the console logger is the first pace to look.

  • View information about the configuration of your server, your website, and the Site Reviews plugin.

  • This is what the Slack notifications look like.


Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress 5.8 or greater
  • PHP 7.2 or greater
  • MySQL 5.6 or greater

If your server and website does not meet the minimum requirements shown below, the plugin will automatically deactivate and a notice will appear explaining why.

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option — WordPress will handle the file transfer, and you won’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of Site Reviews, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu, and click “Add New.”

In the search field type “Site Reviews,” then click “Search Plugins.” Once you’ve found it, you can view the plugin details such as the point release, rating, and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by clicking “Install Now,” and WordPress will take it from there.

Manual installation

Manual installation method requires downloading the Site Reviews plugin and uploading it to your web server via your favorite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.


Automatic updates should work smoothly, but we still recommend you back up your site.

If you encounter issues with your reviews after an update, go to the Site Reviews Tools page and run the “Migrate Plugin” tool. That should return things to normal.


How do I use Site Reviews?

Use the provided shortcodes, widgets, and blocks on your website. Please also see the screenshots above which demontrate many of the features, and read the Help page included in the Site Reviews menu once the plugin has been installed and activated.

I need help with something else

All documentation can be found in the “Help” page of the plugin. If your question is not answered there, please create a new topic in the WordPress support forum.


september 26, 2022
Great plugin for reviews, very good and reactive support.
juli 23, 2022
I've been using this plugin for a couple of months now and everything pretty much works just as expected. Fast, reliable, easy to customise. There's not much for me to add here... it just works.
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Contributors & Developers

“Site Reviews” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Site Reviews” has been translated into 7 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Site Reviews” into your language.

Interested in development?

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6.0.7 (2022-09-26)

  • Updated the Upgrade Guide (please make sure to read this if you updated from Site Reviews v5 or lower. You can find the Upgrade guide on the Help page.)

6.0.6 (2022-09-25)

  • Fixed integration with Polylang’s String Translations
  • Fixed the Reset Permissions tool
  • Fixed the Slack integration @andersk
  • Updated the Action Scheduler library to v3.5.2

6.0.5 (2022-09-16)

  • Fixed CSS loading on pages which do not load the Gutenberg button and search CSS
  • Fixed plugin migration to run immediately when the database version needs updating

6.0.4 (2022-09-15)

  • Fixed a PHP 7.2 syntax error
  • Fixed add-on activation routines
  • Fixed autoloading for Php80 polyfill
  • Fixed footer notice placement

6.0.0 (2022-09-14)

  • 🚨 Requires at least PHP v7.2
  • 🚨 Requires at least WordPress v5.8
  • 🚨 Changed the Divi plugin style to use the Divi Gallery pagination style for review pagination
  • 🚨 Changed the review title tag from


h3> to


h4>. If you need to change it back, please see the FAQ help page.
– 🚨 Changed the strings “← Previous” and “Next →” to “Previous” and “Next”. If you have customised these strings in the settings, please update them.
– 🚨 Removed support for Internet Explorer
– 🚨 Removed support for PHP 5.6, 7.0, and 7.1
– 🚨 Removed the script (since it was used for IE support)
– 🚨 Removed the “site-reviews/after/submission” javascript event (if you were using this event, please see the Upgrade guide)
– 🚨 Rewrote the button and pagination loading animations. If you are using a custom Site Reviews pagination template in your child theme, please remove the {{ loader }} template tag.
– Added a deactivation feedback dialog
– Added a “Limit Reviews For” setting which allows you to set a time-limit (in days) for Review Limits
– Added ability to mark reviews as “Verified”
– Added ability to search reviews by ID on the All Reviews admin page
– Added automatic conversion of UTF-16/UTF-32 encoded CSV files when importing reviews
– Added custom capabilities for review categories
– Added experimental filter hooks to combine css and javascript files when using add-ons (see Help > Hooks)
– Added migration and nonce support for LiteSpeed Cache (flushes the cache after migration)
– Added migration support for WP Rocket (flushes the cache after migration)
– Added support for the Bluehost “Endurance Page Cache” must-use plugin
– Added the Bootstrap v5 plugin style
– Added the Elementor Pro plugin style
– Added the rating_field option to the Summary block and Elementor widget
– Added the reviews_id option to the Review Form, this allows you to display submitted reviews immediately without reloading the page.
– Enabled SSL verification on all requests (this can be disabled with the WordPress https_ssl_verify filter hook)
– Fixed compatibility with Yoast Duplicate Post
– Fixed invalid “deprecated” entries which were being added to the Console on some websites
– Fixed last name initials when there is only a first name
– Fixed permissions for plugin pages
– Fixed plugin redirection when bulk activating multiple plugins
– Fixed primary keys on custom database pivot tables
– Fixed review importing to skip empty CSV rows without throwing an error
– Fixed review migration of Site Reviews v4 reviews
– Fixed the blocks in the Customizer widget panel
– Fixed the Elementor integration which broke some other Elementor widgets
– Fixed the glsr_create_review function to bypass the “Require Approval” setting
– Fixed the star rating field for some themes
– Fixed the Version value in the System Info
– Fixed the WPML integration
– Optimised the javascript file sizes
– Renamed the “Submissions” settings page to “Forms”
– Rewrote the frontend style to use CSS variables, this should make CSS tweaks easier to write.
– Rewrote the review modals to support the new review image galleries (Review Images add-on required)
– Submit and load more buttons now make use of the WordPress Block button classes by default
– Updated the Bootstrap plugin styles to Bootstrap v5

See changelog for all versions.