I would like to disable the review option on product page in magento CE but like to keep rating feature. I tried "Go to System>Configuration>Advance>mage_review >disable, but it then disables the rating also.

Also disabling mage_review takes off the Reviews and Rating tabs under catalog, which can be understood. But Ratings goes off with it too.

I would like to know the workaround over this. Thanks

2 Answers 2


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).

  • This is what i was asking, thanks for the postAction() hint. I was exactly asking the same post action url as where the data get submitted Thanks again
    – echoashu
    Mar 30, 2016 at 9:34

If you want to keep using the Ratings but not the reviews you might need to modify your phtml to remove or hide the Leave a review form. Dont remove the entire block from the XML since that will remove the stars you want to keep.

Here is a small guide to achieve something similar, this is the code for a short review output in the List/Grid view:

<?php echo $this->getReviewsSummaryHtml($_product, "short", true)?>
  • is '/app/design/frontend/rwd/default/template/review/form.phtml' correct file to edit? and for the safe side can i just comment the form code following the '<ul class="form-list">' ?
    – echoashu
    Jul 16, 2014 at 15:01
  • I dont have a lot of experience in frontend, but i would say that is the correct phtml to edit to achieve this.
    – mbalparda
    Jul 16, 2014 at 15:08
  • so i went ahead and applied comment. Now i wud like to know which file handles the submitted data from review form , since without removing review input validations i will not succeed. Thank You.
    – echoashu
    Jul 16, 2014 at 15:59
  • Please be more specific in your question. I dont think i understand you.
    – mbalparda
    Jul 16, 2014 at 16:01
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    I believe there are two different modules for Review and Ratings, so why not to simply disable Mage_Review and keep the Mage_Rating as it is? I've never done that, but worth a try, isn't it? Jun 4, 2015 at 18:18

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