Arian SimonWeb Designer - Business Owner - Entrepreneur who makes happy little mistakes.
Look no further.
Today I’ll show you how you can set up such a site in one day.
And I also show you my own product rating ‘case study’ website, which I build exactly the way described in this guide.
I’m not a friend of slow painful creation processes. So I’m going to show you the two fastest ways of setting up your very own product review site. Of course the results are all professional looking. (well depends if you read through my blog posts about website design best practices)
Both options go with WordPress. If you are new to my blog you can check out my handy guide on setup your WordPress website in 5 easy steps.
The decision whether option you take is purely based on your personal design preference.
Typically you only want best sellers, as themes with more than 1.000 sales have been tested by many users and are therefore of higher quality.
Check also the “Last Updated” date to see if the theme is still maintained. Typically you want the last update to be within the last four months.
To ensure you buy a suitable theme check the theme description for an implemented rating system.
If you don’t want to use a dedicated review theme you can also buy the theme of your choice and extend it with a rating plugin.
Search for “Review” in the top search bar.
However I didn’t decide for Taqeem nor for Reviewer. I went on to Google and searched for “WordPress Rating Plugin“. I found the WP Product Review plugin and the description & ratings were convincing enough to give it a try.
Do I like it?
I’m still using it. The only downside is that you need to enter the score criteria for each product review you write (you can’t save the criteria). The save function is provided within the pro version which costs 59$. So if you want a premium plugin with all the comfort features I strongly recommend using the ones from Codecanyon. They cost 17$ (Taqeem) or 25$ (Reviewer) and offer everything you could want from a rating plugin.
(I’m not saying the Product Review Pro version is bad, it’s just far too expensive)
Of course you can create every design you can dream of. I made one myself which is named UberNextGenGaming. Feel free to post your own product review sites in the comments.
P.s.: Here is a picture of my product review site: