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My Review Plugin

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Data Import Tool
Auto-Generate Ratings & Comments
Affiliate Link Management
Free Lifetime Upgrades
Support Forum
Training Videos
Paid Listings
Single Site License $90
Unlimited Site License $130
Return Policy 45 days
Sidebar Widgets
Custom Themes 8
Google Maps
Comparison Charts
Editor Reviews
Plugin Version 5.0

Update: As of early 2013 it appears that many MyReviewPlugin customers have had support questions go unanswered.  At this time it is unclear to us if this plugin is still being supported.  Please proceed accordingly.

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Overview

My Review Plugin is one of the newer entries into the WordPress review plugin space.  It’s also one of the best.  It comes with 8 themes, a full feature set, and a few nice extras that affiliate marketers will appreciate. In addition to a rich feature set My Review Plugin also offers a generous 45 day money back guarantee and great customer support.

I have written a thorough review of My Review Plugin to help you decide if it is right for you. If you prefer, you can skip to any section in this review by using the links below:

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Track Record & Outlook
Verdict

Features

MyReviewPlugin comes with a full set of features that will satisfy the requirements of most review sites.  Features include:

  • User Reviews
  • Editor Reviews – Create distinct editorial reviews.
  • Reviews on Posts and/or Pages – Not only can you enable reviews on posts or pages (or both), but you can enable or disable them on a per post or per page basis.  This gives you complete control over which elements your users can write reviews.
  • Micro Format Support – This is a big one.  With a simple button click your reviews will become compatible with Google’s review format and will be indexed in their search engine.
  • Google Maps Integration – Easily add google maps to any post or page.  Great for local business directories.
  • Comparison Charts (like the one seen on the home page of this site).  These come with a variety of themes and customization options.  You can create either vertical or horizontal charts.
MyReviewPlugin - Comparison Charts

Comparison Charts

  • “Was This Review Helpful To You?” – Allows users to give a positive vote for reviews which they found useful.
  • Sidebar Widgets – Show recent and top rated items in your sidebars.
  • Control Post Order Settings – WordPress defaults to listing the newest posts first.  This isn’t so great when it comes to review sites.  With My Review Plugin you can not only list items in order of their ratings, but you can implement bayesian weighting.  This simply means that the item that deserves to be at the top will be.  An item with one 5 star review will be listed below an item with twenty 4 star reviews.  This is key for any legitimate review site.
MyReviewPlugin - Post Order

Easily Control Post Order

Affiliate Features

My Review Plugin definitely keeps the affiliate marketer in mind.  In fact, the review plugin ships with 3 FREE additional plugins which are geared specifically for the affiliate marketer:

This free plugin is a powerful affiliate link cloaking and management tool.  This plugin makes managing your keywords simple.  Instead of adding individual links in each post you can specify links for each keyword.  Each instance of that keyword on your site is then given the appropriate link.  This is a huge time saver.  Especially if you need to change an affiliate link.  With this plugin you update it in one spot and it updates everywhere on your site.

Dr. Link also allows you to add professional redirects and cloak your affiliate links.

Dr. Link Settings

Dr. Link Settings Page

Import Man

If you’re excited by the efficiency that Dr. Link brings, then you’ll love Import Man.  Import Man can literally populate an entire site in minutes by importing an entire database worth of content.  This is great for quickly populating local directory or product review sites.

Import man plugin

Import Man Settings Page

Import Man gives you a wide variety of options to choose from when importing data.  You can build out your site content from databases such as Yellow Pages, Google News, a CSV file, or any RSS feed.

Import Man Import Types

Database Import Options

Little Comment Man

Little Comment Man is a plugin that auto generates user reviews and user comments so that you can quickly populate your new review site and make it appear to have a lot of unique user contributed reviews.

Comment Man Plugin

Comment Man Settings Page

In addition to these three powerful plugins you can also auto-populate your site with product images from Thumbshots.com. This allows you to create full product review sites with ease.

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Product Review Page With Thumbshot Images

Ease of Use & Customization

Getting Started

MyReviewPlugin Settings

Settings

Installation of MyReviewPlugin is very straight forward.  Simply upload the four included plugins (MyReview Plugin & 3 bonus plugins) and 8 themes via FTP.  Next, you activate the plugins and enter your license key through your WP dashboard and you’re in business.

MyReviewPlugin strives to be a product that any beginner can pick up and use.  I would recommend spending some time reading through the included documentation and watching the video tutorials before getting started.  That will give you the foundation you need to get up and running quickly. From there you should be off to the races.

Design

The 8 themes included with MyReviewPlugin are solid, if a bit unspectacular.  They do the job, but if you are looking for something a bit flashier then you’ll want to use a 3rd party theme.  MyReviewPlugin works with any 3rd party theme.   The graphical interface is a nice tool for organizing the order and display of the various review elements on your site:

MyReviewPlugin - Graphical Interface

Drag & Drop Graphical Interface

The settings and customization options are endless.  The options can be a bit overwhelming at first and it does take some time to get familiar with the various settings pages.  Once you get comfortable then you’ll be impressed with the customization options, even if you have no CSS experience. More advanced developers will love the embed capabilities of the MyReviewPlugin API.

Support

When I was getting started with MyReviewPlugin I submitted multiple questions through the support ticket system.  Responses usually came within 24 hours, and they were always thorough.  The developer also provides thorough documentation with the download as well as video tutorials which walk you through each feature of the site.

The only thing missing is a support forum. The lack of a forum means that you won’t be able to get immediate answers to any of your questions. That being said, there is a clear commitment to customer service, from their offer of “Free lifetime technical support” to the great support I have received first hand in using this product.

Track Record & Outlook

Launched in December of ’09, MyReviewPlugin is one of the newer entries to the slate of WordPress review plugins.  Within the first six months the plugin zipped through 5 substantial updates to land on the current version 6.0 release.

MyReviewPlugin comes with lifetime updates, so you can upgrade to all future releases for free.

And The Verdict Is…

MyReviewPlugin is currently the leader of the pack when it comes to WordPress review plugins. The feature set, customization options, and support are all at the top of the pack.  The sometimes cumbersome settings pages make it a bit less user friendly than some of the competitors, but anyone who has put together a WordPress site in the past should get up to speed with relative ease.

There is still room for additional features and I would also like to see some slicker themes. Overall though, if you are looking for a easy to use plugin with great support and a lot of customization options then you can’t go wrong with MyReviewPlugin.

This Plugin is Good For…

  • Affiliate Marketers
  • Local Directories
  • Product Review Sites
  • Business Directories
  • Just about any review site you can dream up

This Plugin is Not So Good For…

Only the most robust review sites will require a review solution that exceeds the capabilites of MyReviewPlugin.

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Josh August 29, 2011 at 4:45 am

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I’m a MyReviewPlugin affiliate, but: this is the only review plugin worth considering. The other stuff never gets updated and never did measure up to MyRP.

Just to stand by my point MyReviewPlugin is the plugin used on this site!

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12 / 16 found this review helpful.
Jack September 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm

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myreviewplugin looks and sounds like a great product.

But after I bought it, for what I think is not a cheap price for a plugin – I couldn’t get it working to how I wanted, even though one of their sales points was, “we can build it to work for you” (or words similar).

All I wanted was the rating form to be in the post content, not in the comments as comments were disabled, and I would rather, as most would use facebook comments instead with their open graph benefits.

However, although I was told this would be easy support was both extremely slow (4 days) AND when it did come, answered none of my queries, and didn’t work at all.

Big shame, as if this simple thing would work, ten I would say glowing reviews. Nothing against their support man and developer Mark. He seemed nice enough. but for some odd reason, he didn’t have a clue how to make it work, and I wasn;t asking for much at all really.

Shame. Don’t avoid this product…just make sure what it does – you want. trying to change anything will lead to hair loss.

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5 / 5 found this review helpful.
Editor September 15, 2012 at 11:08 pm

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Hey Jack,

Sorry you didn’t have a great experience with MRP.

I’m not sure if I understand exactly what you were trying to do, but if you simply want to display star ratings within post content then check out: http://authorhreview.com/. I’ve used this plugin recently on other sites. It’s good if you just want to add some star ratings and basic info about a product with your post, and don’t care about allowing your users to provide their own ratings.

I’ll do a write up on authorhreview for this site at some point, as it is a good alternative for those who need a light weight (editor only) review solution.

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Dan Westlake September 7, 2012 at 1:22 am

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Not too impressed with their support. Following reading your review I went to their website and checked it out. I sent them an email yesterday Sept 05, 2012 with the subject “Pre Sales Questions”. I asked them two questions and a day later haven’t received a reply. They don’t have a message forum to obtain any support for even simple questions, their only source is email or a ticket system.

If they can’t reply to a simple sales question within 24 hours it concerns me with regards on how long it would take to get an answer to a technical support question.

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3 / 3 found this review helpful.
Editor September 15, 2012 at 11:11 pm

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This is surprising to hear. I thought the support from MRP was great. Hopefully you had your questions answered by now.

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Melissa T October 27, 2012 at 10:09 pm

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Subject: Very Dissapointed

Note to potential buyers: I purchased version 6.0 of MyReviewPlugin in August. At first the support was amazing as I submitted each question I had during its integration with my site via the ticket system. About a month after I purchased it however (around mid September), now beyond the 45 day refund period, all responses to my inquiries stopped. I sent follow up tickets to address my ongoing issues and even emailed their support email address multiple times referencing my open questions. Here it is, almost November and I have not yet received any response. I’m very dissapointed with their customer service and if I don’t hear from them soon will consider alternative plugins…

Sincerely,
Melissa

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3 / 3 found this review helpful.
Editor October 27, 2012 at 11:26 pm

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Hi Melissa,

I’m very sorry to hear this. You aren’t the first person to surface problems with support for MRP. I will reach out to them and see if I can find out what has caused the decline in support.

Best of luck with your site.

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Holger January 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm

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Hi Editor,
have you had success contacting Mark from MyReviewPlugin? Any response? I have the same issue, no support anymore.

MyRP is such a greate Plugin and Mark was alsways helpfull and quick with support. Wondering what happend!

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Editor January 23, 2013 at 6:00 am

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Hi Holger,

I reached out to Mark late last year. At the time he mentioned that he was dealing with something which was taking his focus away from MRP. He said that he was planning to bring on a staff member to provide support. Given the continued comments regarding the lack of support I have to assume that this didn’t occur.

The support I received in the past from Mark was outstanding, so I have to assume he has a valid reason for the recent absence. However, until the support issues are resolved I wouldn’t recommend purchasing this plugin.

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M.S. December 8, 2012 at 10:09 pm

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I agree with mars71 – MYREVIEWPLUGIN is nothing but a SCAM and so is the affiliate website promoting it: winkpress.com/review-site.

Anybody who thinks this plugin is easy to install and use will be in for a major disappointment. I am pretty familiar with wordpress and doing some minor php changes to functions and themes and after an entire day wasted I still could not get this plugin to even marginally work. It doesn’t even work with their “included” themes (which are crap, by the way!).

Since their “submit a support ticket” link only goes to an invalid server error, I sent a direct email to their support email address and got an automatic reply that a support ticket had been set up, with a link to….you guessed it, an invalid server error!

After another day of no response to my support request, I sent another email to support@myreviewplugin.com and requested a refund of my $130 (as per their instructions on the “money back guarantee” page). And what did I get in return? You guessed it, another automatic link to a support ticket with an invalid server error.

After waiting several days for a reply to either support or refund, I went back to the affiliate site winkpress.com/review-site that “sold” me their bill of goods to post a comment on their website. All comments are held for moderation and negative comments are not published!

Even though I was able to download the MYREVIEWPLUGIN plugins and themes, my definition for any company that can’t deliver what it advertises, sends you a bunch of crap code that doesn’t work, won’t respond to support requests and refuses to give you a refund that was advertised as “unconditional money back guarantee” is a SCAM!!!

SAVE YOUR MONEY!

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1 / 1 found this review helpful.
Nisha December 24, 2012 at 2:28 am

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It has been a week since I requested support and I have not gotten a response yet. I even sent another ticket request and still nothing. I have only had the plugin for about 3 weeks and I am about to request a refund. I am very dissapointed and do not suggest anyone to purchase it.

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1 / 1 found this review helpful.
Rob January 4, 2013 at 5:51 am

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Unfortunately it seems the support over the last few months has dwindled to … not-supported. There is no where collectively to go to discuss myreviewplugin, the owner should of setup a forum instead i think he decided to offer email support, which i reckon became too much and now it looks like he has abandoned this plugin. Pity.

Anyone purchasing it should be aware that although it works, it is not supported.

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Ian January 10, 2013 at 2:24 am

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This is truly a great plugin but after buying it there is no support despite all the promises. If you try to go to the site the support link goes to a 404 Page Not Found and it has been like this since October 2012. No support emails get answered no matter where you send them so you are on your own.

Now I wouldn’t mind sorting out the few issues I have except that it is clear if the support page has been down for four months then the plugin is not going to be updated either so will eventually break. It is a great shame as I really like the plugin but I need a robust solution that will last not some fly in the night plugin that will break anytime soon.

So sorry the developer has gone into hiding.

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1 / 3 found this review helpful.
Alireza January 21, 2013 at 8:41 pm

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I purchased MyReviewPlugin last month but it is not working. It has not been updated for a long time and I have sent 10+ emails to the owner but he is not responding! The project seems to be dead.

The plugin is great but it is not working and needs to be updated. When I send an email to support@myreviewplugin.com I got an automatic email with a link back to their support ticket system but the interesting part is that even the link to their support system is not working! I tried to get my money back but I was not successful.

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Editor January 23, 2013 at 6:14 am

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Thanks to everyone who alerted me to the recent support problems with My Review Plugin.

I added a disclaimer at the top of the post to alert new readers of the recent support problems. Hopefully the developer will once again get back to providing outstanding support. Until then, I can’t recommend this plugin.

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6 / 6 found this review helpful.
Dave April 20, 2013 at 8:18 pm

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Anyone thinking of purchasing this then please do not. It is a DEAD project. The author has been AWOL for months. The support site has been offline for months and there are no responses to emails. Lots of people are reporting these issues. IF you have brought it recently then i strongly advise you to claim a refund from PayPal or your Credit Card company.

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6 / 6 found this review helpful.
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Andrew July 3, 2014 at 3:01 am

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I’ve been trying to set this up for a month now.
Followed the guides, except some of the stuff doesn’t seem to work
So I go for their ‘stellar support’, no response. Seems to be fairly common.
When half the features just don’t work, it’s not worth it.

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