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Focus on Reviews for WooCommerce


If you have a WooCommerce store you know the importance of reviews and what sort of impact they can have on your overall sales. No one likes buying something that hasn’t been tested and is an unknown, so why not turn other customers positive experiences into influences?

With Focus on Reviews for WooCommerce the idea is simple. Use reviews to sell your products.

It’s a sad reality of selling online that very few people actually read product descriptions. There are several reasons for this. Laziness, busy, they make assumptions of what they’re getting, or perhaps they’ve already done their homework and know what they’e buying. In any event, the product description is mostly wasted space used for SEO and protecting yourself against customers who simply failed to read it. On the flip side though, reviews are extremely powerful, and far more convincing than a product description ever can be. So, why not use them to our advantage?

What does this plugin actually do?

Instead of opening the product description when the product page loads, the review tab will open instead, highlighting all the customer recommendations for the product.

But what if there are no reviews? If there are no reviews for a product the description tab will open as usual

By focusing in on the reviews you are highlighting more effectively why your customer should buy the product, and buy it from you. Let your past customers influence your new ones

Will this hurt SEO?

No. Google will still read the page in the correct order. Description, Additional info, reviews. There will be no negative impact on SEO.

Will this move the review tab?

No, the tabs will stay in their usual position. All this does is makes the review tab the active one

Pro Version

Yes, this plugin does have a paid version with more options to make the reviews stand out more and more options when a review is missing.

What comes in the pro version?

  • Set a different default tab to open when there are no reviews. This will work with custom tab plugins and custom tab code. Ideal for promoting shipping info and newsletter sign up forms
  • Change the stars to a different icon
  • Set the size of the star icon for both mobile and desktop
  • Change icon color
  • Reverse the review order so that the most recent and relevant reviews are at the top

Have a look at Focus on Reviews for WooCommerce Pro to get the pro version


  • Opening the reviews tab first
  • Opening description tab when no reviews are present


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


  1. Upload to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory and extract
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Select add new plugin
  4. Search Focus on Reviews for WooCommerce
  5. Click install
  6. Click activate


Where are the settings?

There are none. Simply activate and it will begin working

It’s not working

Check your browser console for errors. This plugin works on a tiny bit of jQuery, so if it doesn’t work there’s a possible conflict somewhere.

What if a product has no reviews?

It will open the description tab as usual when it detects there are no reviews present


There are no reviews for this plugin.

Contributors & Developers

“Focus on Reviews for WooCommerce” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • initial upload