The Rating add-on allows your users to rate and review channel entries. Along with the obvious, Rating also allows you to display ranked lists of entries, show detailed stats for entries, allow your users to edit their reviews, vote reviews up/down, manual and automated moderation, and more! You can also accept both logged in member and logged out Guest ratings.

Rating also contains it's own set of custom fields, notification templates, and member group/channel privileges. Having your own custom rating fields allows you the flexibility of having as many rating and review fields as you need.

The Stats function is extensive, and allows you to output full stats on each entry as well as individual numeric rating fields. Numeric ratings can be counted, totaled and averaged.

Additionally, you can also use Bayesian (weighted) method of ranking your entries. It makes some calculations on your site and weighs the entries a little differently. For example, an entry with an average rating of 4.6/5 from 30 rating submissions would likely be ranked higher than that of an entry with average rating of 5/5 from 3 rating submissions.


The latest version of Rating is 4.0.4. The chart below shows the current technical requirements and compatibility for the latest version of Rating.

  Compatibility Chart

Rating currently only supports the latest version of ExpressionEngine plus 1 point version back. The red, vertical dashed line represents the cut-off for EE versions we support. EE versions to the right of that line are no longer supported by us with our add-ons. The icon represents an update specifically for compatibility with that EE version. Please upgrade to this add-on version before upgrading to that version of ExpressionEngine.

Date formats below are: M/D/YYYY. As always, we recommend that you always use the latest versions of our add-ons. However, this chart may answer some of your questions about upgrading the Solspace Rating add-on and ExpressionEngine, and reduce the risk of incompatibility. This chart also serves as a guide to see when support for the latest version of ExpressionEngine becomes available.

EE 3.5.x EE 3.4.x EE 3.3.x EE 3.2.x EE 3.1.x EE 3.0.x EE 2.11.x EE 2.10.x EE 2.9.x EE 2.8.x EE 2.7.x EE 2.6.x EE 2.5.x
4.0.4+ 6/22/2016
4.0.4+ 6/22/2016
4.0.2 4/19/2016 4.0.0 12/16/2015 4.0.0 12/16/2015 4.0.0 12/16/2015 3.3.1 2/20/2015 3.3.1 2/20/2015 3.2.4 4/18/2014 3.2.4 4/18/2014 3.2.3 10/8/2013 3.2.2 5/10/2013 3.2.0 1/25/2013

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Updating Instructions #

If you're upgrading from Rating 3.x on ExpressionEngine 2.x, it's recommended that you upload the new Rating files to your new ExpressionEngine 3.x site directory just before running the EE2 -> EE3 upgrade. Proceed with the following instructions...

  1. Within your sites ./system/user/addons/ directory, delete the rating folder and upload the new one from the /system/user/addons/ directory in your download package.
  2. Within your sites ./themes/user/ directory, delete the rating folder and upload the new one from the /themes/user/ directory in your download package.
  3. Go to the Add-On Manager area in the ExpressionEngine control panel, scroll to down to the Third Party Add-Ons section, and find Rating in the list, and click Update.

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