Yasr – Yet Another Stars Rating


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


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  • 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


  1. Install Yet Another Stars Rating either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server
  2. Activar el plugin a través del menú ‘Plugins’ en WordPress
  3. Go to the Yet Another Star Rating menu in Settings and set your options.

Preguntas frecuentes

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

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.


A plugin that actually works

The plugin is fantastic and simple to use. The developer did a great job and after testing others (which were horrible) this is by far the best stars rating plugin for your search results.

I’ve only asked 2 questions in the forum and got a fast and clear solution.

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Registro de cambios

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


  • Css fixes


  • FIXED: Multi set’s field name is now 40 chars long instead of 23
  • TWEAKED: progress bars doesn’t use jquery anymore, it’s css only
  • TWEAKED: tooltip for yasr_visitor_votes doesn’t use jquery anymore, but uses tippy instead
  • TWEAKED: A lot of under the hood changes


  • FIXED: yasr_visitor_multiset didn’t work


  • FIXED: security fix


  • FIXED: Yasr overall rating not showing up if custom text isn’t set


  • TWEAKED: Most of work have been done on making Yasr working without jquery. This is still in beta but now supports all shortcodes
    except “yasr_visitor_multiset” one
  • TWEAKED: yasr_visitor_votes_readonly is now just a call to ‘yasr_visitor_votes readonly=”yes” ‘
  • TWEAKED: Huge code cleanup
  • TWEAKED: Php version required is now 5.3 instead 5.4


  • Fixed css for tooltip stats


  • Css fix for gutenberg compatibility


  • Cambios menores


  • NEW FEATURE: is it possible to use YASR without jquery (so it will work on ANP pages!!).
    This functionality is still in beta and for now and works only with yasr_overall_rating and yasr_visitor_votes shortcode.
    You can enable/disable this in every moment in the settings


  • Updated freemius sdk to be gdpr compilant


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


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


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


  • Integreted freemius sdk


  • 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


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

Additional Info

External Libraries: Rater for Vanilla Javascript version, (rateIt) for JQuery version

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