10 Best Rating Systems In JavaScript & Pure CSS (2022 Update)

by jQueryScript,

Ratings and reviews are an essential part of your online presence. They can drive traffic, boost sales and increase the trust visitors have in your website. That's why most of the popular eCommerce stores use ratings and reviews for their products.

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.

This is a list of 10 best/top downloaded JavaScript/CSS rating systems and jQuery rating plugins for creating interactive star rating controls on the web app.

Download and use these libraries/plugins to rate products, software, users on your eCommerce and digital websites.

Originally Published May 2019, updated Feb 02 2022

Table of contents:

jQuery Rating Plugins:

Simple jQuery Star Rating System For Bootstrap 3/4

Yet another jQuery star rating plugin that converts a number input to a star rating widget using Bootstrap 3 styles and glyphs.

Simple jQuery Star Rating System For Bootstrap 3/4

[Demo] [Download]


Lightweight Rating System With Custom Icons - jQuery Rating.js

A lightweight, flexible, mobile-compatible, jQuery based rating system that supports custom star icons, 0.5 fraction, click event handler, and much more.

Lightweight Rating System With Custom Icons - jQuery Rating.js

[Demo] [Download]


Simple Star Rating Plugin For Bootstrap 4/3 - Rating Input

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.

Simple Star Rating Plugin For Bootstrap 4/3 - Rating Input

[Demo] [Download]


Highly Customizable Rating Plugin For jQuery - Rateit.js

A simple, easy jQuery plugin that helps you generate a highly customizable star rating control from any elements using HTML5 data attributes.

Highly Customizable Rating Plugin For jQuery - Rateit.js

[Demo] [Download]


SVG Based Star Rating Plugin For jQuery - star-rating-svg.js

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.

SVG Based Star Rating Plugin For jQuery - star-rating-svg.js

[Demo] [Download]


Pure JS Rating Plugins:

Select Box Based Star Rating JavaScript Library – star-rating.js

star-rating.js is a small JavaScript library to generate a customizable, progressively enhancement star rating control from a regular select box with numeric values.

Select Box Based Star Rating JavaScript Library – star-rating.js

[Demo] [Download]


Interactive Star Rating Component With Pure JavaScript – rater-js

rater-js is a simple yet customizable star rating component written in pure JavaScript.

Interactive Star Rating Component With Pure JavaScript – rater-js

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Rating Libraries:

Simple 5-star Rating System with CSS and Html Radios

A pure CSS solution to create a simple five star rating widget using Html radio inputs and CSS3 transitions/transforms.

Simple 5-star Rating System with CSS and Html Radios

[Demo] [Download]


Accessible Star Rating Control Using Radio Buttons

A pure CSS solution to create an easy accessible star rating control using radio buttons and SVG star symbols.

Accessible Star Rating Control Using Radio Buttons

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Star Rating Component

A small star rating component which uses Font Awesome for rating symbols, built using pure CSS and check inputs.

Pure CSS Star Rating Component

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

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.

If not, there is a plethora of jQuery rating plugins and Vanilla JS Rating Libraries available to help make your life easier. Good luck!