A simple star rating component for your React projects (now with half stars and custom characters)


Get started quickly

Install react-stars package with NPM:

npm install react-stars --save

Then in your project include the component:

import ReactStars from 'react-stars'
import React from 'react'
import { render } from 'react-dom'

const ratingChanged = (newRating) => {

  color2={'#ffd700'} />,



This a list of props that you can pass down to the component:

Property Description Default value type
className Name of parent class null string
count How many total stars you want 5 number
value Set rating value 0 number
char Which character you want to use as a star string
color1 Color of inactive star (this supports any CSS valid value) gray string
color2 Color of selected or active star #ffd700 string
size Size of stars (in px) 15px string
edit Should you be able to select rating or just see rating (for reusability) true boolean
half Should component use half stars, if not the decimal part will be dropped otherwise normal algebra rools will apply to round to half stars true boolean
onChange(new_rating) Will be invoked any time the rating is changed null function

Help improve the component

Build on your machine:
# Clone the repo
git clone [email protected]:n49/react-stars.git
# Go into project folder
cd react-stars
# Install dependancies
npm install

Build the component:

npm build

Run the examples (dev):

npm run dev-example

Build the examples (production):

npm run build-example

Then in your browser go to:


You will need to have React in your project in order to use the component, I didn't bundle React in the build, because it seemed like a crazy idea.


  • Make better docs
  • Better state management
  • Write tests