Font Awesome Star Rank



3rd Party (Free)

Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike Download v1.3.1

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Add-On Type(s)

Fieldtype, Plugin


Font Awesome Star Rank is a fieldtype that providers publishers the ability to add a simple star rating input field to their entries. On the 'front end' the field type will output as a simple and easily styled Bootstrap friendly star ranking. Font Awesome Star Rank is compatible with Pixel & Tonic's Matrix fieldtype. Font Awesome 3.1.0 or higher is required for use with this add-on! A free plugin is included with version 1.3+ that includes the auto-updating Font-Awesome CDN link. Is now also fully compatible with DevDemon's Updater Module.

EE 1.7+ is not compatible with this add-on at this time, this will be looked into as soon as possible.


  • Unzip and upload the folder system/expressionengine/third_party/font_awesome_star_rank/ to your /system/expressionengine/third_party/ folder.
  • Upload the folder themes/third_party/font_awesome_star_rank/ to your /themes/third_party/ folder.
  • Go to Add-Ons Fieldtypes and click Install next to the fieldtype Font Awesome Star Rank
  • Add the fieldtype to your channel field group that you want to include a star rating with font awesome output


Font Awesome’s CDN link is now included with this Add-On’s complementary Plugin

If you do not already have Font Awesome loaded within your site, you can easily include the following tag to quickly load Font Awesome within your site:

To output your ratings, simply include your fieldtype name, i.e.; {my_star_rank_field_name}, inside the regular Channel Entries loop within any template you wish to include the ranking. The stars will automatically be output within a span container called ‘font_awesome_star_rank’ (i.e.; <span class=“font_awesome_star_rank”> ***** </span>) and can be styled accordingly with your local CSS file. Here is an example that will results in gold/yellow stars on your web site:

/*Star Ratings*/
.font_awesome_star_rank {
margin: 0px auto;
position: relative;
color: rgba(233,179,27, 0.8);
text-shadow: 1px -4px 6px #fff, 0 0 0 #000, 1px 4px 6px #fff;
.font_awesome_star_rank i {padding:0 .5px;}


1.3.1 - released September 8, 2013 : Temporarily removed the unofficial LV support due to issues found in EE 2.6+ and the latest Low Variables build. Will try and add this back in ASAP. Updated for compatibility with ‘Updater’ module.

1.3.0 - released August 20, 2013 : Included the Font Awesome CDN link within the complementary Plugin for auto-updating

1.2.0 - released May 30, 2013 : Included Font Awesome 3.1.0 with a complementary Plugin

1.1.0 - released May 27, 2013 : Improvements to include Matrix compatibility and a bug fix.

1.0.0 - released May 26, 2013 : Initial Release


* Full credit to Max Lazar for beginning & developing this project several years ago. This add-on is based off his ‘MX Stars Field’ add-on for EE1/EE2.

* This add-on is maintained by John Derrick - and at Git at


Download Font Awesome Star Rank

EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.3.1 Sep 8, 2013

Font Awesome Star Rank Links

This entry was created May 31, 2013, 8:30 am.
This entry was last updated September 18, 2013, 7:31 am.

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