This plugin allows you to use the shortcode
ios_app_review to embed iOS app reviews and ratings directly into your blog.
What does it do?
The first time a page with the shortcode is loaded, the plugin will try to download the reviews from Apple’s servers. Then it will store them in a file and nicely display them on your page.
Every time someone opens the page, instead of downloading the reviews again, the plugin will read them from the cache file. If the cache file is too old, the plugin will try to download new reviews from Apple’s servers.
Check out some examples of what it produces here: http://www.gilthonwe.com (My iOS Apps section)
- Upload the plugin folder to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Place the shortcode
[ios_app_review id="1234"](where “1234” is your application’s App Store ID) anywhere in a post or page.
- More options are available on the Settings page of the plugin
- Why do I see nothing?
You may not have any review for the app in the country you selected. If you have reviews and still see nothing, it is because the iTunesConnect API sometimes doesn’t work properly when trying to retrieve the Customer Reviews. That’s why this plugin caches them once it downloaded the most recent ones.
Contributors and Developers
“AppStore Reviews Viewer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
Fixed an issue with the missing app icon
Changed the layout to be more responsive on mobile devices
Bugfix with jQuery
Fixed an issue with the cache directory not being created
Removed the fadeIn/fadeOut animation when there is only one review to display
Small fix with the link to the Settings page
- Initial public release on WordPress.org