10 Best Rating Systems In JavaScript & Pure CSS (2021 Update)

by jQueryScript,

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 24 2021

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]


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]


Emoji Based Rating Plugin With jQuery - Emotion Ratings

Emotion Ratings is a lightweight jQuery plugin used to create a simple rating system using custom emoji Unicode characters.

Emoji Based Rating Plugin With jQuery - Emotion Ratings

[Demo] [Download]


Pure JS Rating Plugins:

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]


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]


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]


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]


Starability.css

Just another simple, animated, fully accessible star rating system built on top of pure CSS, radio buttons and sprite images.

Accessible Star Rating System In Pure CSS – Starability.css

[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!