Setting a Star Rating for WordPress Pages

Stellar is a star rating plugin for WordPress. This plugin can create and save ratings for each WordPress entry, whether it is a Post, Page or Product. Flexible settings make it possible to create a rating of any capacity 3 stars, 5 stars, 10 stars, and even 12 stars. And of course, choose any icon from the huge library of predefined icons or even upload your own SVG icon for rating.

Installing a Star Rating for WordPress

To install the plugin, read the article Installing WordPress Plugin. Installing the plugin takes only a few seconds.

To open the plugin settings slick Settings below plugin name on the plugins page

Stellar on the plugins page
Stellar on the plugins page

or in the WordPress Sidebar menu go to Stellar

Stellar Star Rating for WordPress in the WordPress sidebar
Stellar in the WordPress sidebar

In the plugin settings, there are several tabs responsible for various groups of plugin settings.

General settings

Stellar already has initial settings allowing you to use it without additional configuration. But you can change any default settings so that the plugin better suits your WordPress site or theme.


Position selector sets wherein the Stellar will be displayed. You can choose one option:

  • Before title
  • After title
  • Before content
  • After content (Default)
  • Shortcode [stellar]

Post Types

Select the post types, including custom post types, where you need to add the rating display. The available types are in the drop-down list.

Stellar Icon

This setting sets the icon for the rating. Using IconsPicker, you can select one and 2000+ icons from a predefined library. To do this, click on the button Icon Library.

Stellar Icon picker
Stellar Icon picker

Or you can download your own SVG icon. To do this, click Upload SVG and upload the icon using the standard Media Library interface.

Rating points

This setting sets how many points (rating icons) will be used on your site. You can choose from 1 to 12, and you can also change your choice in the future – all existing ratings will be recalculated for the new score system.

Icon size

This setting sets the size of the rating icons. You can select a value between 10px and 60px.


We recommend that you do not make the icons too small; this can complicate the interaction with the plugin on your mobile phone and lower the position of the page in the search results

Icon space

Adjusting the Icon space increases the indentation between the icons. You can select any number in the range from 0 to 50px

Default Icon Color

Icon color in Normal state

Active/Hover icon color

Icon color in Active state and on hover


The layout setting is needed to control the position of the Stellar icons block relative to the container. And also to establish the arrangement of the button block relative to the description block.

Stellar Star Rating for WordPress – Layouts


This is the section of the standard WordPress editor where you can write description text. The description is very important that your users know what to do.


On the results tab, you can configure everything with regard to storing the display and processing of rating results on the front-end and back-end.

Results text

The phrase or line of text to be displayed next to the rating scale.

Results on front-end

Shows or hides the overall page rank on the frontend. The rating that this setting display is shown in X.XX format, as a number in two decimal places. You can choose between:

  • Hide results
  • Before rating icons
  • After rating icons

Valuation on front-end

This setting displays a hint with the numbers of the user’s current vote. Data is displayed in the format rating/points. You can choose between:

  • Hide valuation
  • Show as tooltip
  • Show before rating icons
  • Show after rating icons

Results in the admin area

This parameter defines the format for displaying the results in the admin panel. Results will be displayed in the posts/pages list. You can choose between:

  • Amount
  • Amount/Total
Results in the admin area
Results in the admin area

Voting limit

This sets the limit of votes from one IP address. You can select any number in the range from 1 to 10

Schema Markup

This setting adds schema markup to the page HTML code. Schema markup allows you to display page rating data in Google search results.

Example of the Google search results
Example of the Google search results

Your data will be converted to a 5-star rating system regardless of what type of rating you choose in the plugin settings.

SEO microdata

The option allows you to enable the schema markup by default or add the Advanced Schema Markup using the JSON+LD structure.

JSON+LD Markup

Add a markup structure depending on the data types you want to use. Read more about it and find examples in the article

Once you finish setting up the markup, you can check it for correctness using the tool

Reset all data

The data reset button resets all rating data for all posts. Use this button after the site debugging is completed to reset the debug rating data ​​to 0.

Please note that the Data reset cannot be undone.

Save Changes

Do not forget to click Save Changes after changing the Star Rating for WordPress settings. After clicking this button, the settings will be saved and applied to all pages of the website.

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