Ratings Component

WFU is exploring the addition of simple components to the Webflow interface, starting with a simple 5-star ratings component that is commonly needed for customer reviews.

This component-

  • Is fully SVG, and can be sized as large or small as you want.
  • Can be colored, via CSS.
  • Supports fractional stars, e.g. 2.5 stars.

DEMO - Ratings Component

Demonstration

View source to see the specifics on how these demos work.

<div wfu="rating" wfu-rating="5.0"></div>
<div wfu="rating" wfu-rating="1.5"></div>
<div wfu="rating" wfu-rating="3.5"></div>
<div wfu="rating" wfu-rating="3.5" style="width: 200px;"></div>

Coloring

Since the art is SVG-based, it can affected by the CSS fill attribute.

However, Webflow does not directly provide access to the fill attribute, or SVG’s. Best practice is to put a <style> element or CSS in the <head> however most browsers will accept an in-body <style> element.

<style>
#stars2 svg {
    fill: red; 
}
</style>

Note: Due to the way the shaded area works, the color and darkness is not easily specified.

Dynamic Example

What’s your rating, 1 to 5 stars?

Usage Notes

  • The rating stars are SVG, so the component will scale to whatever width you define in the designer.

  • You can use fractional amounts. Generally, .0 or .5 display nicely, other fractions may show too little of the star edges to be clearly understood.

  • The DIV HTML is generally embedded in a Webflow EMBED element, so that the wfu-rating attribute can be easily set from a CMS Collection List.

  • Apply a class to the EMBED with a width and minimum height in order to make the Embed visible in the designer.

  • You can put temporary contents in the Embedded DIV for designer display, this will be wiped.

Getting Started

STEP 1 - Add the Library

There are currently no configuration options for the data-binding feature, so we’ll use a no-code integration approach.

Install CSS in HEAD, generally site-wide.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/sygnaltech/webflow-util@4.2/dist/css/webflow-ui.css">

Install JS in BODY, generally site-wide.

<script type="module" src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/sygnaltech/webflow-util@4.2/src/nocode/webflow-ui.js"></script>

*Update the version numbers as needed.

STEP 2 - Create an EMBED where you want a WFU Rating component to appear.

Paste this code into the EMBED;

<div wfu="rating" wfu-rating="3.5">
    RATING
</div>

Alternatively, you can put anything into the DIV and it will be deleted when the Rating Component is created. In this way, you can have a visible placeholder while you’re in the designer, where scripts cannot run.

We recommend placing stars there for convenience. If you are using this with Webflow, you can place an HTML Embed element inside of your div, with the following contents, to create visible stars.

<div wfu="rating" wfu-rating="3.5">
    <svg viewBox="0 0 576 512" width="20%" title="star">
        <path d="M259.3 17.8L194 150.2 47.9 171.5c-26.2 3.8-36.7 36.1-17.7 54.6l105.7 103-25 145.5c-4.5 26.3 23.2 46 46.4 33.7L288 439.6l130.7 68.7c23.2 12.2 50.9-7.4 46.4-33.7l-25-145.5 105.7-103c19-18.5 8.5-50.8-17.7-54.6L382 150.2 316.7 17.8c-11.7-23.6-45.6-23.9-57.4 0z" />
    </svg><svg viewBox="0 0 576 512" width="20%" title="star">
        <path d="M259.3 17.8L194 150.2 47.9 171.5c-26.2 3.8-36.7 36.1-17.7 54.6l105.7 103-25 145.5c-4.5 26.3 23.2 46 46.4 33.7L288 439.6l130.7 68.7c23.2 12.2 50.9-7.4 46.4-33.7l-25-145.5 105.7-103c19-18.5 8.5-50.8-17.7-54.6L382 150.2 316.7 17.8c-11.7-23.6-45.6-23.9-57.4 0z" />
    </svg><svg viewBox="0 0 576 512" width="20%" title="star">
        <path d="M259.3 17.8L194 150.2 47.9 171.5c-26.2 3.8-36.7 36.1-17.7 54.6l105.7 103-25 145.5c-4.5 26.3 23.2 46 46.4 33.7L288 439.6l130.7 68.7c23.2 12.2 50.9-7.4 46.4-33.7l-25-145.5 105.7-103c19-18.5 8.5-50.8-17.7-54.6L382 150.2 316.7 17.8c-11.7-23.6-45.6-23.9-57.4 0z" />
    </svg><svg viewBox="0 0 576 512" width="20%" title="star">
        <path d="M259.3 17.8L194 150.2 47.9 171.5c-26.2 3.8-36.7 36.1-17.7 54.6l105.7 103-25 145.5c-4.5 26.3 23.2 46 46.4 33.7L288 439.6l130.7 68.7c23.2 12.2 50.9-7.4 46.4-33.7l-25-145.5 105.7-103c19-18.5 8.5-50.8-17.7-54.6L382 150.2 316.7 17.8c-11.7-23.6-45.6-23.9-57.4 0z" />
    </svg><svg viewBox="0 0 576 512" width="20%" title="star">
        <path d="M259.3 17.8L194 150.2 47.9 171.5c-26.2 3.8-36.7 36.1-17.7 54.6l105.7 103-25 145.5c-4.5 26.3 23.2 46 46.4 33.7L288 439.6l130.7 68.7c23.2 12.2 50.9-7.4 46.4-33.7l-25-145.5 105.7-103c19-18.5 8.5-50.8-17.7-54.6L382 150.2 316.7 17.8c-11.7-23.6-45.6-23.9-57.4 0z" />
    </svg>
</div>

STEP 3 - Create a Class on the Embed

In the Webflow designer, add a class to the embed.

Set the width of the embed to whatever you want- the SVG stars will scale.

Set a min-height of 20px, to ensure the element is visible at design time, for layout purposes.

STEP 4 - Configure the rating value

Set the wfu-rating attribute of the div to whatever value you want, between 0.0 and 5.0.

You can make this a fixed value, however generally, you’d place this in a Collection List, and use a Rating value from the Collection.

CMS Collection setup;

  • Use a numeric field named e.g. Rating

  • Configure the field’s minimum to 0, maximum to 5, with precision 1.0. A precision of 1 is fine if you will not be using fractional ratings like 3.5.

  • Set the field to required, if you will always have a rating. If you won’t always have a rating, leave it as not required, and configure the Embed element so that it is conditionally visible and hidden in no-rating situations.