Note: User reviews functionality relays on WordPress Comments. So, practically speaking; every user review is actually a “comment”, and all user reviews data are saved in comment meta fields. Put in mind that you can deal with it and manage it the same way you manage comments.
1- To start: make sure to have:
- Comments enabled on your site, and enabled on the page you wish you recieve user reviews on.
- User reviews enabled and configured within the plugins settings > Rating tab.
To configure user reviews settings, open the plugin settings and navigate to the Rating tab.
Configure the settings per your liking, then continue to the next step.
2- Writing your listing post or page
To be able to receive user aggregate reviews, you need to create a new post or page about an item, product, business…etc. So, then you can enable user reviews on it.
In your Editor page, find the Schema post meta box, this is where fill in required data to allow WPRichSnippets to add the schema.org markup to your content.
Select Schema Type you would like to use.
Note: Some Schema types just doesn’t support user aggregate reviews by its nature, you will need to select a type that supports user aggregate reviews. Example: Product, Organization, Restaurant.. etc. (schema types that doesn’t support user reviews are inactive).
Supported review types:
So, let’s for example say that you are reviewing a “Product“, so you select Product as schema type to use on that page.
Make sure you select Review Type “Aggregate“.
Note: If you don’t see ability for adding a user review on the page, this because author of page isn’t allowed to add user review on her/his own post, try to logout and view the post again.
Now, fill the other required fields, then publish or save your post. You are now ready to receive user reviews.
- Readers Rating
- Rated 4 stars
4 / 5 (Reviewers)
- Your Rating