Product or Service Reviews

Although the main purpose of this plugin is to display testimonials, you can also use it as a simple review platform. It will have limitations, since it’s not a full featured review platform, but you can place a front-end review submission form with the fields and information you choose and also place the reviews in the same page. The review submissions will have to be approved so they can display.

The review entries can be grouped in categories that can be interpreted as the products being reviewed. You can set the form to submit the review to a predefined category.

Using the [ Current Page Slug ] or [ Current Page ID ] Filter

To help extend this use of the plugin, when creating a shortcode to display the frontend submission form, you can set the default category as [ Current Page Slug ] or [ Current Page ID ]. This will interpret the current page as the ‘product’ or category being reviewed. It will use the current page slug (the url text string) or ID as the category name. When creating a shortcode to display the reviews, you can also filter the entries by [ Current Page Slug/ID ] so this way the layout will only display the entries of reviews of the current page being displayed. It is also important you activate ‘use categories as products’ in the plugin rich snippet settings.

This is particularly useful if you use the shortcodes in widgets that will display across the pages of several products or services.

Example Product Reviews

Imagine if this page would be a product or service page. We can build a complete product review page with 3 shortcodes.
Below, we can display the product info, with the  average rating shortcode, followed by the show testimonials layout shortcode and front-end form shortcode.

 

Testimonials Showcase image

Testimonials Showcase WordPress Plugin

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Slider Layout Example

Simple 1 Colum Grid Layout Example

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Front-end Submission Form Example

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Rich Snippets

Test this page in the Google Structured Data Tool.

Only the Reviews list has the Rich Snippets active. The Average review rating information block can’t have the rich snippets active, since the review list will also include an aggregate review meta data, so it’s important only one is included per page.