I have to create a Movie content type that's going to be submitted by the Admin, but where anonymous users will have the possibility of adding a review.

As I'm using D7 (making NodeReview not an option), I was thinking of using the Vote API and fivestar.

My actual question is (and please excuse my n00bness): can I somehow embedded a "Review" content type (that's going to have fivestar, author name and a short text) in the Movie nodes and expose that to anonymous users?

Could someone point me what the Drupal way would be in this case?

2 Answers 2


If you wanted to do this very simply, you could just add a fivestar field to Drupal's built-in comments. Comments already provides the author name and a description field (the comment), and enabling comments on nodes is easy (you can do it from structure/content types).

  • Thanks, I guess I could try something like that. Would displaying only the last 5 comments be possible though? Possibly creating a view for these content types that works contextually and somehow "grabbing" the comments to play with them?
    – la_f0ka
    Commented Apr 20, 2012 at 15:12
  • Yes, you can use Views to easily show only the last five comments. If you have trouble using Views just ask another question later. Commented Apr 20, 2012 at 15:19
  • Ok thanks a lot, I'm going to investigate both possibilities just for fun. Both seem feasible.
    – la_f0ka
    Commented Apr 20, 2012 at 16:09

If you don't want use Drupal comment for any reason: Use this modules:

  1. starrating instead of fivestar, I think in this case it is better
  2. references

create content type "Review", rename title field to Author, rename body field to note and configure it to accept just plain text, create a rate field of starrating type

finally create field_movie of Node reference type and set cardinality to 1.

use /node/add/review/xxx as Review creation link and alter Review creation form and set field_movie to xxx. xxx is Movie ID.

  • But if I need to alter the Review creation form I'm going to have to write a custom module...right?
    – la_f0ka
    Commented Apr 20, 2012 at 15:15
  • Yes, very very small module... Commented Apr 20, 2012 at 15:23
  • I'm going to have to look more into that because I have never written one, but I guess you have to start somewhere... Thanks for the help, I gave the right answer to Patrick Kenny because he answered it first and upvotes to you because I can't pick two
    – la_f0ka
    Commented Apr 20, 2012 at 16:09
  • in some case is need to have two stands of comment functionality, for example one for review movie and one for Q&A about movie, in those cases you should use Patrick Kenny way and mine together. otherwise Patrick Kenny is the only right solution Commented Apr 20, 2012 at 16:15
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    All you want is here: api.drupal.org/api/drupal/modules%21system%21system.api.php/… read comments also Commented Apr 20, 2012 at 16:29

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