WordPress Plugin – kk Star Ratings

Categories: WordPress, WordPress Plugins, WP Plugins Repository - Tags: , , , ,
WordPress Plugin – kk Star Ratings 4.07/5 1124 votes

kk Star Ratings

kk Star Ratings is a WordPress Plugin that allows blog visitors to involve and interact more effectively with your website by rating posts.

kk Star Ratings has been renewed from the ground up in version 2.0.

Now supports Google Rich Snippets. Ratings will be indexed in google search :)

This plugin displays a user defined amount of star ratings in your posts/pages.

It has cool mouse over effects and animations such as fueling of stars.

Inludes a widget so you can show top rated posts in your sidebar as well. Can also be filtered by category.

Custom template tag/function available

Enhanced settings page where you can adjust quite anything you may need to.

You can:

  • Select where to show the ratings. It can be on homepage, archives, posts, pages or manually.
  • A visual button in your editor to easily display the ratings manually in your posts/pages. No more typing a shortcode :)
  • Ratings column in your admin posts/pages screen so you can view the statistics at comfort.
  • Restrict votings per unique ip.
  • Choose placement. Top left, top right, bottom left or bottom right.
  • Adjust frequent messages and strings.
  • Choose your own images.
  • Attach tooltips when mouse is hovered while rating with colors.
  • Change amount of stars anytime you want. Default is 5.
  • Reset the ratings for individual posts or the entire site.

You can have a look at it besides this post and can decide to rate it as well :p


kk Star Ratings v2.4


Version 2.4 (04 June, 2013)

  1. Fix: Upper and Lower boundary limits for rating. Oops, had not noticed this before.
  2. Fix: Fuelspeed. Strange! no one ever complained about it.
  3. Update: Revamped the entire javascript (normal: 6.03KB, minified: 4.29KB).
  4. Update: Two fixed decimal points for average and percentage instead of one.
  5. Update: Icon star color from grey to yellow.
  6. Added: Efficient fetching of ratings. No matter how many ratings you may have on a page, they will all be fetched in a single go :)
  7. Added: Rating column can now be sorted in the admin screen.

Version 2.3.1 (02 June, 2013)

  1. Update: Framework updated for no conflict mode with other kk plugins.

Version 2.3 (25 February, 2013)

  1. Added: Ability to exclude specific category(s).

Version 2.2.1 (09 February, 2013)

  1. Update: Restricted admin scripts to render in its own page scope.

Version 2.2 (13 December, 2012)

  1. Fix: jquery ui causing problems in wordpress 3.5. It is removed because no longer required.
  2. Update: Shortcode can contain optional ‘id’ argument to display ratings for a specific post intentionally. e.g. [kkstarratings id="192"].

Version 2.1 (24 November, 2012)

  1. Fix: Google rich snippets is now stable and safe to use.
  2. Fix: Grammars in admin settings.
  3. Update: Control whether to allow users to rate in archives or not.
  4. Update: Reordered directory tree structure.
  5. Added: Useful hooks and filters for advanced developers.

Version 2.0 (28 September, 2012)

  1. Update: Re-coded the plugin from the ground up, adding rich settings page and more features.
  2. Update: Transparent stars and availability of custom stars as per needs.
  3. Update: Ajax based settings page. No refreshes what so ever.
  4. Update: Seperate settings tab.
  5. Update: Visual flushing of ratings. No need to remember post ids.
  6. Update: [s] added as a variable for use in the legend (description). Will display the s only if there are 0 or more than 1 ratings.
  7. Added: kk Star Ratings now supports Google Rich Snippets. So the ratings will now be indexed in google search.
  8. Added: Visual shortcode button. No need to type in a shortcode manually in your posts/pages when in manual mode.
  9. Added: User specific amount of stars. Forget the fixed 5 stars.
  10. Added: Choose your own images instead of the default ones.
  11. Added: Tooltips. Now you can set tooltips for each star when mouse is hovered on each. You can also set colors.
  12. Added: Adjustment of fueling speed of stars when being loaded or refilling.
  13. Added: Set error message if anything goes unexpectidly.
  14. Added: Set thank you message.

Version 1.7.2 (19 June, 2012)

  1. Fix: This is a fix for the previous version (1.7.1). The plugin was not tagged with the latest files. Now it is fixed.

Version 1.7.1 (18 June, 2012)

  1. Security Fix: Fixed a security issue in the ajax request for the file inclusion risk. This is a recommended update for all users.

Version 1.7 (09 May, 2012)

  1. Updated: The top rated posts now considers the vote count as well. This is a recommended update for all users.

Version 1.6 (22 January, 2012)

  1. Added: Now you can see a column in the admin screen of posts and pages stating the ratings of each.

Version 1.5 (20 January, 2012)

  1. Fixed: Some users complained about a fault: “An error occured” being displayed when someone rates a post. This was due to the charset of the returned response via ajax (Mentioned by jamk). Has been fixed as the ajax response is now retrieved as an xml dom instead of plain text.
  2. Fixed: Regardless of unique voting set or not, a user could click on a star multiple times simultaneously and the post would be rated that much time. Has been fixed.
  3. Added: Filter by category in the widget as well as the custom template tag/function.

Version 1.4.1 (2 November, 2011)

  1. Fixed: Fixed the issue of saving the settings. Was an issue in v1.4.

Version 1.4 (28 October, 2011)

  1. Updated: Retrieve top rated posts in your template/theme so developers can have more power over it.

Version 1.3.1

  1. Fixed: Flushing/removing ratings for widget now included. Thanks to feedback by Glyn.

Version 1.3

  1. Updated: This includes a widget to show top rated posts :)

Version 1.2

  1. Updated Added ability to manually show ratings in template files.

Version 1.1

  1. Fixed [avg] error which did not show the average ratings. Now it works :)



394 Responses to WordPress Plugin – kk Star Ratings

« Older Comments
  1. Reply Ben says:

    Hi All,

    using this great plugin since the last few years but I did not got it working on my main page (e.g. http://www.ausbildung-berater.de). On all subpages it work absolutly fine(e.g http://www.ausbildung-berater.de/berater/).

    I´m using as basline an Elegantthemes template.

    Also if I activate (enable “Show on Home Page) in the kk star rating plugin the rating stars will not be displayed on the Home Page. Only the shortcode [kkstarratings] will be shown.

    Anybody has an idea why it is not working?


  2. Reply Wes says:

    When using 10 stars the [avg] result does not work. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks!

  3. Reply Raul Nunes says:

    Hi ,

    I have put a rating of ten stars but the average displayed in base on 5 star,

    If someone put a rating of ten star I will see an average of 5/10

    so I think the average is only calculated on 5 stars.

  4. Reply Raul Nunes says:


    Is there a way to put the text just before the stars? In the same line? How?


  5. Reply Andy says:

    Hi there, love the plugin, although I get a 404 when the permalink settinga are on anything other than default. any ideas?


  6. Reply Bill Bordallo says:

    Hi Kamal Khan,

    First of all, thank you for this great plugin. It has been very useful for a project that I am working on.

    I am building a page that shows a few selected posts and I want to display some rating information on this page, in a sortable table.

    My question is: would be possible to get only the average number and/or the image of the rating stars? The average would be specially important in order to sort the column correctly.

    I have been looking for this information in the source code of the plugin, but with no success.

    Could you (or anyone) help me?

    Thanks in advance!

    PS: I posted this thread on the WordPress support forum, but it was not published, I don’t know why.

  7. Reply Droops says:

    Hi ,

    I have put a rating of ten stars but the average displayed in base on 5 star,

    If someone put a rating of ten star I will see an average of 5/10

    so I think the average is only vcalculated on 5 stars.

  8. Reply Wendy says:


    I would like to move the text “vote” just beside the star ratings in post and page, is it available by using css stylesheet ?

    Besides, I also want to adjust the star ratings to be a little bit left, is it available ?


  9. Reply David says:

    I have an unconventional question for you… I hate how the wp framework shoves every plugins script and stylesheet into the section… it seriously slows down the loading of the site. For this reason I re-wrote my theme and took out the wp_head action hook… most code that I want I simply add according to the unique page templates that I write. With this in mind I would still like to use your plugin but obviously I can’t get the php to work. Its easy to add the appropriate script and css files your plugin needs but what else am I missing?

    Thank you!

« Older Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

© 2014 Copyright - wakeusup