Unobtrusive AJAX Star Rating Bar

This script is no longer supported. Download and use this script at your own risk. There is no support offered in any way, shape or form. There are better alternatives using jQuery, we recommend using one of those.

What It Is

This is a rating bar script done with PHP and MySQL that allows users to rate things like can be done on Netflix or Amazon, all web 2.0-like with no page refresh. It is a major improvement on the previous version because it is now unobtrusive, meaning that if Javascript is off it will still work (although the page will refresh). You can also set the number of rating units you want to use (i.e. 4 stars, 5 stars, or 10 stars) on a rater to rater basis (read the docs). A few other changes were made as well – see the docs for details. Note that this script isn’t tied to any specific system (such as WordPress), so you should be able to adapt it to your situation without too much trouble.

Based on work found at Komodo Media and Climax Designs. There is also another AJAX version of a rater on this page: Yvo Schaap. Keep in mind that in the many years since this script came out, that many other raters have been created and are probably far better than this one.

We have decided to no longer host this script for download. As mentioned previously, better alternatives have come on the scene since this originally came out. But we’ve chosen to leave this page to document this script for all of you that traverse the internet. Thanks for looking and good luck on your quest!

Written years ago and better versions now available elsewhere using JQuery.