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How to Install & Configure the Judge.me Product Reviews App for Shopify

Introduction

Judge.me best product reviews Shopify appThe Judge.me reviews app for Shopify is our new favorite when it comes to collecting photo reviews from customers! It has all the features that Loox offers, but it's far more customizable now and it's actually cheaper (the "Awesome" Judge.me paid plan is $15/month as of the time this guide was last updated).

Install the Judge.me Shopify App

Follow these steps to install Judge.Me on your Shopify store:

  1. Make sure you're signed into your store's Shopify admin area and navigate to the Judge.me app page in the Shopify App Marketplace and click on the blue 'Add app' button. (By default the 'Free' version of the app will be installed.)
  2. On the page that opens in your Shopify admin panel click the green 'Install app' button.
  3. On the next page leave the default settings in place and click the green 'Start Installation' button.
  4. On the next page leave the default settings in place and click the green 'Next' button.
  5. On the next page leave the default settings in place and click the green 'Install Judge.me Now' button.
  6. The progress bar will load, then a preview of how the reviews will look is shown, and (assuming they look right) you simply click the green 'Yes, Looks Great' button. (If they look off you can choose from the options shown to the right of the button to customize the locations.)

That's all there is to the actual installation of the Judge.Me app. In the upcoming sections we'll go over the settings we recommend.

HINT: It can take ~30 minutes for the Judge.me components to "propagate" and start showing up on your live site. Clearing your browser's history & cached files can help this happen faster.

Configure the Judge.me Shopify App

There are numerous settings tweaks you may want to do, so I'll break each one into a separate section below.

Show Review Stars on Homepage

Follow these steps to make it so reviews show up out on collection pages and on your homepage (once you have them).

  1. From the Judge.me Dashboard page (the one you are on by default when you click the Judge.me app from your Apps page in Shopify admin) click the green 'Customize Widget' button.
  2. On the page that comes next click the 'Other Widgets' link in the horizontal tabs menu above.
  3. Within the 'Preview Badge Installation' section click the toggle button from inactive to active on the 3rd listed section titled 'Home page collections' then click the 'Save free settings' button.

After a few minutes the review stars will start showing up under each product (that has reviews) on the homepage.

Change the Color of the Review Stars

You may want to change the color of the review stars to match your theme, and these are the steps to do so.

  1. From the Judge.me Dashboard page (the one you are on by default when you click the Judge.me app from your Apps page in Shopify admin) click the green 'Customize Widget' button.
  2. On the page that comes next click the 'Review Widget' link in the horizontal tabs menu above.
  3. Within the 'Widget Star Color' section you can enter the hex code for any HTML color and then click the 'Save free settings' button.

After a few minutes the color of the review stars (if you have any reviews) on the live site will update.

Advanced Customizations After You Upgrade to the Judge.me Paid Plan

Once you've upgraded to the 'Awesome' plan (currently $15/month, as of when we last updated this guide) you can make the following modifications.

Only Auto-Publish Positive Reviews

Follow these steps to make it so only positive reviews are published to your live site (once you have them).

  1. From the Judge.me Dashboard page (the one you are on by default when you click the Judge.me app from your Apps page in Shopify admin) click the green 'Customize Widget' button.
  2. On the page that comes next click the 'Review Widget' link in the horizontal tabs menu above.
  3. Within the 'Autopublish Rating' section move the slider to '4 stars' then click the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page.
HINT: Now only reviews that are 4 or 5 stars will automatically be published on your live site. Until you move to a paid plan you may want to toggle the 'Review Curation' switch at the top of this page to make it so no reviews are published before you review them!

Send Review Reminder Emails

Follow these steps to make it so review reminder emails are sent to customers.

  1. From the Judge.me Dashboard page (the one you are on by default when you click the Judge.me app from your Apps page in Shopify admin) click the green 'Customize Widget' button.
  2. On the page that comes next click the 'Review Request' link in the horizontal tabs menu above.
  3. Within the 'Automatic Reminders' change the '0' in the first field to 1 (or 2 or 3, depending on how many reminder emails you want sent out), and then click the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page.

Publish a Homepage Reviews Carousel

Follow these steps to create a homepage section that highlights your product reviews.

  1. From the Judge.me Dashboard page (the one you are on by default when you click the Judge.me app from your Apps page in Shopify admin) click the green 'Customize Widget' button.
  2. On the page that comes next click the 'Other Widgets' link in the horizontal tabs menu above.
  3. On the left sidebar of the Judge.me interface click on the 'Reviews Carousel' link to open that section.
  4. Within the 'Automatic Reminders' section click the top toggle button to activate it then click the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page.

By default the carousel will show towards the bottom of your homepage (it may take a few minutes to appear and you need at least 1 active review for it to work), but if you'd like to move it to a higher spot on your homepage you can learn how in this video.

Next: Jump back into Must-Have Apps in Module 5 or go to the beginning of our free training course

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