Buddypress: BP-WP Profile Reviews and Rating Plugin

Buddypress: BP-WP Profile Reviews Plugin

BP-WP Profile Reviews was created to fill the need for reviews, ratings, and testimonials on Buddypress on member profiles.

This plugin is an adaptation of the amazing plugin BP Group Reviews. This plugin has two functions that can be used together or separately:

Buddypress Member Profile Reviews – This option enables a Reviews tab and button for Buddypress Member Profiles. Members can leave text and star reviews or testimonials on other members. The average star rating, number of reviews, and time is displayed. Reviews can only be deleted by the author or an administrator. The amount and average star ratings are displayed on the Member Directory. Reviews are fed into the activity stream. You can also reply and comment on reviews. Activity Streams need to be enabled for this plugin to work properly.

List of Features

  • Buddypress Member Reviews – rate out of 5 stars and leave text reviews on Buddypress member profiles.
  • Restrict Reviews by WordPress Role – restrict reviews to be created and/or received by members with specified membership role (ex: compatible with s2member plugin).
  • Review Moderation – Allow members to flag reviews. Notices of flagged reviews are sent to Admin.
  • Highest or Most Rated Member Lists – Shortcodes to display list of members with the highest or most reviews.
  • Anonymous Member Reviews – Option to allow Buddypress members to leave reviews anonymously
  • Public Reviews – allow non-Buddypress members to create reviews. Includes captcha spam prevention, confirm reviews by email, and Admin notices of new reviews. Non-confirmed reviews are shown to Admin.
  • Member Directory Review Summary – Displays average review rating next to member name on Buddypress member directory.

WordPress/Buddypress Post and Page Reviews – Post and Page comments are globally transformed into reviews with star ratings. Only a name, comment text box, and star rating show (no other fields like website, email, etc…). If enabled, existing comments will show zero stars. This option can be used whether you have Buddypress installed or not. The average star rating is shown at the top of the comments. This works for Buddpress and WordPress posts and pages alike. You can enable or disable ratings at the bottom of the draft. Reviews are fed into the activity stream. Reviews can be deleted in the Comments section of the admin panel. Star rating is displayed in the admin Comments section.


Buddypress Profile Reviews

If you need more info than the screenshots or demo website, please contact me first to further demo and test. [email protected]

WordPress/Buddypress Post and Page Comment Reviews

Download BP-WP Profile Reviews

$40 USD – Download


You email post issues, questions, feature requests, and fixes to myself. As with any WordPress plugin, if you modify this plugin, you will loose custom changes if you upgrade to future versions. This plugin is tested on the latest version of WordPress and BuddyPress a basic theme and minimal other plugins (see demo.spoonjab.com)


You are not authorized to publish, distribute, sublicense, modify with the intent to distribute, and/or sell. You are free to modify the plugin code for better integration with your theme or website. I’m taking the Louis CK approach: “I’m just some guy. I paid for the production and posting of this…with my own money. All I can do is politely ask you to pay…and let other people find it in the same way.”
If you’re interested in future development or contribution, drop me a line.


BP-WP Profile Reviews has been tested for integration and functionality on the default WordPress installation and Buddypress theme. I do not guarantee functionality with all other plugins you may have installed or your custom themes. Most issues are caused by custom themes and can be easily fixed with CSS tweaks. This plugin is not compatible with WPMU. If you need a version that is, email me to get a working beta copy. If you email me, I can try to help you fix your issues. There are no refunds.

Updates and Upgrades

Anyone who downloads this plugin can receive all future updates at no additional cost. To request features added to the plugin, email me at [email protected].
Any custom changes you make to this plugin’s source files will be lost in future upgrades.


7/21/15: Version 2.1.1

  • MAJOR FUNCTIONALITY RELEASE: This is a much requested feature. Adding functionality to restrict reviews based on WordPress membership roles (especially for plugins like s2member). You can allow only certain membership roles to receive and/or create reviews.
  • Renamed function “getCurURL” to “getCurURLreviews” to avoid conflicts with other plugins/themes that use that function name.

5/14/15: Version 1.6

  • Added functionality for language translations (.pot, .mo, .po files) – English and Hungarian are included in plugin

10/7/14: Version 1.5.1

  • Updated CSS for better compatibility with WordPress 4.0 and themes.
  • Fixed member directory bug to show accurate review counts.
  • Temp folder that contains public captcha images now empties automatically.

6/27/14: Version 1.5

  • Added option to allow for public reviews from non-members.
  • Captcha, email confirmation, admin notices, and non-confirmed count added for public reviews from non-members

2/14/14: Version 1.4.1

  • Code update to remove errors reporting in the wordpress error_log file (duplicate database columns)

1/14/14: Version 1.4

  • Upgraded code to work with latest Buddypress v1.8+ function implementations (better universal theme support)
  • Minor tweaks to CSS for theme integration

3/3/13: Version 1.3.1

  • Downgraded some php to work with PHP v3+

1/19/13: Version 1.3

  • Clean up of code and fix some bugs for better universal theme integration
  • Added shortcodes to display most or highest reviews
  • Review moderation through community reporting
  • Allow users to leave anonymous reviews
  • Changed URL structure from “?review=true” to “/reviews”
  • Prevent page refreshes from exceeding max review count

1/10/13: Version 1.2

  • Improved CSS – releasing 1.3 soon for more fixes

5/29/12: Version 1.1

  • Option added to block members from reviewing themselves on Buddypress
  • Option added to allow multiple reviews on Buddypress. You can set the maximum number of multiple reviews from the same user (up to unlimited).

3/6/12: Version 1.0

  • Plugin created
  • Functionality to leave reviews and star ratings on Buddypress member profiles
  • Functionality to convert WordPress post/page comment system into reviews with accompanying star rating

$40 USD – Download


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