If you don't feel like creating your own custom rating plugin, or would rather just save time and energy by using an already existing one, then you've come to the right place.
Download and use these libraries/plugins to rate products, software, users on your eCommerce and digital websites.
Originally Published May 2019, updated Feb 24 2021
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jQuery Rating Plugins:
Yet another jQuery star rating plugin that converts a number input to a star rating widget using Bootstrap 3 styles and glyphs.
A lightweight, flexible, mobile-compatible, jQuery based rating system that supports custom star icons, 0.5 fraction, click event handler, and much more.
A lightweight jQuery plugin that transforms a standard input filed into a simple star rating system styling with Twitter's Bootstrap 4 or Bootstrap 3.
A lightweight jQuery plugin for rendering a SVG based star rating system on your webpage that supports for arbitrary star fractions, variable star sizes and colors.
Emotion Ratings is a lightweight jQuery plugin used to create a simple rating system using custom emoji Unicode characters.
Pure JS Rating Plugins:
Pure CSS Rating Libraries:
A pure CSS solution to create a simple five star rating widget using Html radio inputs and CSS3 transitions/transforms.
A small star rating component which uses Font Awesome for rating symbols, built using pure CSS and check inputs.
Just another simple, animated, fully accessible star rating system built on top of pure CSS, radio buttons and sprite images.
I hope you have found your ideal jQuery plugin for a five star rating system, and it makes sense why I have ranked them as I have.
If you can take anything from this post, I hope you take away that the quality of the code is the number one factor to consider when searching for a plugin.
You may be able to find an easier plugin, but in the end it will be more troublesome to use and will likely need more maintenance from your end. But take a look around and see if one of these plugins appeals to you.