- Adding the user static review
- Adding the admin static review
- Static Review widget settings overview
JetReviews plugin is a flexible tool for creating a reviews section on your website. Besides a dynamic Reviews Listing widget, it includes a Static Review widget. There are cases when you don’t need the users to interact with reviews and want only to demonstrate them. That is where you can use Static Reviews. It also allows you to add some pre-made reviews to any page or post and permit the visitors to leave or not their own reviews.
There are two types of static reviews:
- Admin static review;
- User static review.
Admin static review is a short text that visitors can’t react or reply to. It is you who add them manually. Admin static review doesn’t give the visitors an opportunity to leave a review by themselves.
The user static review is a little more flexible. First of all, it allows users to leave reviews. However, every user can leave only one review. If he/she tries to fill the review form again, that new data will just replace the previous one but won’t add another opinion window. Secondly, this type of static review takes some information from the meta fields, so it could be considered as partially dynamic.
In this tutorial, we will go through all the details of Static Review widget usage.
Adding the user static review
1 Step — Fill in the meta box
First of all, open the needed page, post, or custom post where you want to add a static review. After you enabled reviews for this type of page or post, a set of meta fields was added to it. If you don’t know how to enable the reviews, check this tutorial. Click on the post or page to edit in WordPress and scroll to the JetReviews meta box.
Fill in those fields.
- Title. This will be the title for the whole review;
- Reviews fields. Here you will be able to add assessment criteria for the users to evaluate a post or item;
- Summary Title. It is the bar for a short opinion on the post;
- Summary Text. Here you should type the text of the review;
- Summary Legend. The text you write here will be displayed over the average score of the review.
The next meta box will be JetReviews Structured Data. It allows you to add the data about the reviewed item straight to the review. It can help you make the reviews more understandable for visitors. You can add the Item’s Name, Image, Description, and Author.
When you are done, hit the “Update” button.
2 Step — Add the Static Review widget
Now it is time to edit the post or page in Elementor. If it is a page, just go to WP Dashboard > Pages, choose the one you need, and hit the “Edit with Elementor” button. In case you are working with posts, open JetPlugins > Theme Builder, find the appropriate Single page template and choose to edit it with Elementor. In the widget menu, search for the Static Review widget and drag-n-drop it to the section where you want to place it.
In the Content settings block, choose “Post Meta” for the Content Source option.
If you want to show the metadata of a specific post, type in its ID to the Get Data From Post bar. The ID is the number in the URL that goes after “post=”.
If you leave the Get Data From Post bar empty, the widget will automatically upload the metadata of the current post. There’s also a Show Review Author toggle that allows you to decide if you want to show which user had written the review.
Adding the admin static review
For this type of static review, you can skip the first step and don’t fill in any meta fields. Go directly to the post or page where you want to place the reviews block and open it in the Elementor page builder. Once again, if it is a page, go to WP Dashboard > Pages, choose the one you need, and hit the “Edit with Elementor” button. And in case you are working with posts, open JetPlugins > Theme Builder, find the appropriate Single page template and choose to edit it with Elementor. In the widget menu, search for the Static Review widget and drag-n-drop it to the section where you want to place it.
In the Content settings block choose “Manually Input” for the Content Source option. Here you can choose to Show Review Author. Additionally, you can add assessment criteria Items for your reviews, and set the Label, Field Value, and Field Max for each of them.
Moreover, there are options to add Summary Title, Summary Text, and Summary Legend.
Static Review widget settings overview
Let’s now take a closer look at the other Content tab settings sections.
In the Structured Data block, you can Add Structured Data to the review box. This function allows you to make the review more specific and helps Google to rank it. If you leave the bars empty, the data will be automatically taken from the meta fields of the current post.
This block of settings is responsible for the review’s headline. It will be displayed on the top of the widget. Type in the Title of the review and pick the Average Layout value from the drop-down list. It could be shown in Stars, Percentage, or Points. There are also options to show the Progressbar and choose its position.
Here you define the positioning and general appearance of the assessment criteria scales. The Layout can be displayed in Stars, Percentage, or Points. Don’t hesitate to try different variants, so you can choose the best fitting one. Besides that, you can determine whether to show the Progressbar or not, define the Values Position and Alignment, and add a Label Suffix.
The summary is a text of the review, so it needs to be nicely visible. There’s an opportunity to define the Summary Results Block Position and set Results Block Width by moving the slider or typing the needed value directly to the bar. Also, you’re able to select Summary Average Layout, and it could be displayed in Stars, Percentage, or Points.
You can make your review really stylish and eye-catching with a variety of Style settings for each item. Go to the Style tab and do the design that will match your taste and the website template.
When you’re done with customization, click on the “Publish” or “Update” button and enjoy the result.
Well done! Now you know how to add static reviews to your website easily using the JetReviews plugin.