Widget areas in WordPress themes are an excellent place to show ratings and reviews. The plugin has plenty of widgets which provide similar functionality to the list of shortcodes.
Here are some examples of using the out-of-the box widgets provided by Multi Rating Pro.
- Display recent reviews details
- Display top 10 rated posts
- Display a rating item summary which includes a count of selected rating item values by users
- Display a list of the current user’s rating history
Rating Form Widget
Displays a rating form for the current post.
Rating Result Widget
Displays the overall rating result for the current post.
Rating Item Results Widget
Displays a breakdown of overall rating results per rating item for the current post. To display a count of selected rating item values by users add the Rating Item Results widget and set the layout to “options_block”. The options_block layout displays a bar chart (similar to Amazon ratings and the WordPress.org plugin repository) of selected values from all rating entries.
Rating Entry List Widget
Displays a list of rating entries and their details (e.g. recent customer reviews).
Rating Results List Widget
Displays a list of overall rating results for posts. To display the Top 10 rated posts, add the Rating Results List widget and leave the default sort by option to “Highest Rated”. Ensure the limit is set to 10 so that only 10 posts are fetched.
User Rating Results List Widget
Similar to the Rating Results List widget, displays a list of rating entries and results for the current logged in user including the entry date/time.