is there a way of disabling Product Review but retain Product rating?

I already disabled the Product Review in the backend but in the frontend the ratings will not be displayed.

I would like to get rid of the review but the ratings will remain by asking the user to login first before they can rate, then after login they can give a 1-5 star for the rating to the Product. Is this achievable? Any insights? solutions? Thanks

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It seems that when you disable Mage_Review then Mage_Rating also gets disabled.

You can manually remove the review form by editing the following template file:


The review form is submitted to postAction() of class Mage_Review_ProductController (app/code/core/Mage/Review/controllers/ProductController.php).

In postAction() function, you will see this code:

$validate = $review->validate();

You can set $validate to true:

$validate = true;

Or, edit the validate() function in class Mage_Review_Model_Review (app/code/core/Mage/Review/Model/Review.php).

  • Yes I tried editing but when I tried clicking the submit, it won't proceed because of the validation. Is this where I edit the validation? app/code/core/Mage/Review/controllers/ProductController.php
    – KiD Cajes
    Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 6:00
  • Yes, you have to edit the validation over there. You may rewrite Mage_Review_ProductController with your custom module or just make a local copy at app/code/local/Mage/Review/controllers/ProductController.php and edit in the local copy. Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 9:33
  • Hi Mukesh, I tried but I can't pin down which one to edit for the validation. Can you guide me exactly which one? If it's ok?
    – KiD Cajes
    Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 7:09
  • And also where do I get to edit the text "Be the first to Review this product"?
    – KiD Cajes
    Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 7:18
  • @KiDCajes : I have update the answer. Please check. Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 7:26

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