This is a review post of WP Product Review – the free WordPress Plugin to manage your product reviews. WP Product Review is awesome in three ways – (1) It manages your product reviews, (2) Displays your reviews in awesome manner & (3) Crete rich snippet codes so that search engines favor your posts in it's SERP.
I'll try to make you familiar with this plugin, draw your attention to its features and discuss how it can be useful for your blogging and marketing career.
WP Product Review Plugin
You must be looking to make some money through product reviews and affiliate links, right? It might be that you are fed up with the low payouts of Adsense and other display Ads and now plan to go for affiliate marketing.
No matter whether you plan to monetize your reviews or not, WordPress has some awesome plugins to display star ratings, user reviews, buy buttons and more.
Among the plugins available, I picked up WP Product Review to display reviews in this blog and as a topic for today's discussion.
I installed it in Bivori and I installed, not just picking one randomly. I checked several other plugins and found the best one for my blog.
Thus, for me, WP Product Review is one of the best plugin to showcase your reviews on WordPress bog. It perfectly suits to review about WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, Online tools, any other software products, baseball, bats, iPhones, tablets, laptops and virtually anything in the planet.
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Flavors of WP Product Review
The plugin is available in two flavors – WP Product Review Lite & WP Product Review Pro
The Lite version is free for WordPress community and Pro version comes with bit more features with a price attached.
From where to download the plugin?
You can click the Download buttons above to download the respective flavor of the plugin.
How to Install WP Product Review Plugin?
Installing WP Product Review plugin is not different than installing any other plugin that you've downloaded. In your WordPress Dashboard:
- Visit Plugins >> Add New
- Then click on Upload Plugin button
- Click on Choose File button and locate your downloaded .zip file of the plugin
- Click on Install Now button
- Once the installation is finished. Click on Activate link to activate the plugin.
Did you see the Product Review menu added on the menu list in your Dashboard?
Configuring WP Product Review Plugin
The plugin is awesome direct out of the box. However, there are some options you can customize as per your preference.
Position of the review box: Choose whether you wish to display the review box at the top of the post, at the end of the post or in custom position inserting shortcode.
Show review comment: Choose Yes to allow your comment users to review or No to ignore.
Visitor Review Influence: Choose percentage to affect the rating value by user's rating or No Influence to ignore.
Change default rating icon: Click on Select Bar Icon button and choose the icon to use in rating bar.
Content width: The plugin adjusts itself according to the space available. You can specify the pixels to force your value.
Disable lightbox image: Enable or disable the lightbox effect on product images
Disable font awesome: Enable or disable the font awesome depending upon your site already has it or not.
Apart from General Settings, you have options to specify Rating Colors, Typography and configure Buy Button. But, because they are pretty explanatory in itself, I do not go on explaining them.
The Pro version of the plugin supports Amazon Associate integration. One you configure this setting, you can pull the product name, description, price etc. from the amazon site itself.
Following is the image displaying different data required to configure Amazon Settings of WP Product Review plugin:
Is this plugin for you?
Definitely yes, if you plan to dive into affiliate marketing. That's why I purchased the Pro version of this plugin.
Will update you the progress.
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WP Product Review
Rich Snippet Support7.7 /10
Ease of use & Configurations8.1 /10
Top & Latest Products Widget7.2 /10
Pros / Cons Features8.7 /10
Affiliate Buttons8.0 /10
- Creates rich snippet for review posts
- Multiple affiliate buttons
- Option to display top and recent product reviews
- Display pros and cons features
- Preloader and Short code support
- Custom icon, preloader and short code is for Pro only
- Insufficient documentation and tutorials
- Related reviews should be installed as separate plugin