Jquery star rating tutorial using php and mysql

This is a very simple and quick tutorial on how to create star ratings very easily using jquery And store visitors vote in database to display product popularity.This is a sample script, Here i did not use very good UI, I just focus on creating dynamic star rating feature using PHP and Mysql.

I created a sample database where visitors vote will be store and Using those votes i’ll display average rating of product, Script created in Core PHP and Mysql so that you can easily integrate in your web based project.

Sample rating table structure.

  `product_id` int(11) NOT NULL,
  `vote` float NOT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY (`id`)

In this tutorial i used a jquery star rating plugin to display star rating as UI part you can explore more UI rating feature by this official rating plugin. It also support bootstrap responsive feature.

Create sample UI file with some demo products and it’s rating.

 <table border=1>
 <tr><td >
    <img src="img/p1.jpeg">
   <input value="0" type="number" class="rating" min=0 max=5 step=0.1 data-size="md" data-stars="5" productId=1>
   <img src="img/p2.jpeg"> 
    <input value="0" type="number" class="rating" min=0 max=5 step=0.1 data-size="md" data-stars="5" productId=2>

After that include required rating libraries(css & js).

 <link href="http://netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.6/css/bootstrap.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="css/star-rating.min.css" media="all" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.12.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script src="js/star-rating.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

Apply jquery code when ever user give rating to product then one ajax request will be go to server with productId and given vote and you need to store these values in your database.

<script type="text/javascript">
               $('.rating').on('rating.change', function(event, value, caption) {
                productId = $(this).attr('productId');
                  url: "rating.php",
                  dataType: "json",
                  data: {vote:value, productId:productId, type:'save'},
                  success: function( data ) {
                     alert("rating saved");
              error: function(e) {
                // Handle error here
              timeout: 30000  

Create server file rating.php, Where you’ll write rating save and fetch function.

function connect() {
$hostname = "localhost";
$username = "root";
$password = "root";
$dbname = "test";
  $con = mysqli_connect($hostname, $username, $password, $dbname);	
  return $con;
function getRatingByProductId($con, $productId) {
	$query = "SELECT SUM(vote) as vote, COUNT(vote) as count from rating WHERE product_id = $productId";
      $result = mysqli_query($con, $query);
      $resultSet = mysqli_fetch_assoc($result);
      if($resultSet['count']>0) {
      	$data['avg'] = $resultSet['vote']/$resultSet['count'];
      	$data['totalvote'] = $resultSet['count'];
      } else {
      	$data['avg'] = 0;
      	$data['totalvote'] = $resultSet['count'];
      return $data;
if(isset($_REQUEST['type'])) {
	if($_REQUEST['type'] == 'save') {
		$vote = $_REQUEST['vote'];
		$productId = $_REQUEST['productId'];
	      $query = "INSERT INTO rating (product_id, vote) VALUES ('$productId', '$vote')";
	      // get connection
	      $con = connect();
	      $result = mysqli_query($con, $query);
	      echo 1; exit;

See live demo and download source code.



Hope this tutorial will be helpful to make rating system for your web based projects.

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5 Replies to “Jquery star rating tutorial using php and mysql”

  1. Hello Sir,

    Your work is so good, and i gonna be use this in my project, but question in mind are:-
    1) Is this Rating have Updation functionality (if any or more other user rate for the same person).
    2) Block same user to rate again and again(One user can rate one time only).

    If these two questions are already inbuilt then this would be more preety and apriciable. Otherwise please add these two funtionality also..

    Thanks in advance and your work is too great..

  2. As you asked first point is inbuilt for second point you need to store IP address of user and apply validation like if IP is already inserted vote should not be count.

  3. having trouble is stars and in js also.
    stars are not showing only one drop downbox is come up and java script is not working after giving the perfect path of it.

  4. Hi,

    Thanks for the post, however is there a way to remove the – sign (clear) as i did not find a way to do that?

    Thank you

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