Dynamic Select Based Rating Plugin For jQuery - star-rating.js

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Dynamic Select Based Rating Plugin For jQuery - star-rating.js

Just another jQuery star rating plugin which converts the normal select element into a pretty simple rating system. When the user clicks on a star, the value of your choice is selected just like a select option.

How to use it:

1. Load the required CSS file star-rating.css in the webpage. By default, the images are located in the following relative path from the stylesheet: ../img/star-*.svg. To change this location, either import the SCSS file into your project and change the default SCSS variables, or override the CSS directly in your stylesheet.

<link href="dist/star-rating.css" rel="stylesheet">

2. Create a normal select box for the rating system.

<select id="star-rating">
  <option value="">Select a rating</option>
  <option value="5">Excellent</option>
  <option value="4">Very Good</option>
  <option value="3">Average</option>
  <option value="2">Poor</option>
  <option value="1">Terrible</option>

3. Load jQuery library and the main JavaScript file star-rating.js in the webpage where needed.

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-3.1.1.slim.min.js"></script>
<script src="dist/star-rating.min.js"></script>

4. Attach the function starrating() to the select and we're done.


5. Set the options in the JavaScript.


  // determines whether the star rating can be cleared by clicking on an already pre-selected star
  clearable  : true,

  // triggered after you click on a star
  clickFn    : null,

  // initial text displayed in the label
  initialText: "Click to Rate",

  // show text label
  showText   : true,

6. You can also set the options using the "data-option" attribute.

// initialText is set on the select element using the "data-options" attribute.
// e.g. data-options='{"initialText":"Rate this"}'

7. Alternate way to create a new plugin instance.

var starrating = new StarRating( document.getElementById( 'star-rating' ), {
    // options here

Change log:

v1.3.3 (2017-04-22)

  • [Bugfix]: JS race conditions sometimes prevent correct element.outerWidth calculation

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by geminilabs. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.