Google Reviews Widget

Description

To get more features we have Business version of plugin

This plugin display Google Business Reviews on your websites in sidebar widget. A unique feature of the plugin is that it saves reviews in WordPress database and have no depend on any services like Google to show reviews in the widget.

Online demo

Plugin Features

  • Free!
  • SEO
  • Display up to 5 Google business reviews per location
  • Keep all reviews in WordPress database
  • Shows real reviews from G+ users to increase user confidence
  • Easy search of place and instantly show reviews
  • Review list theme
  • Support dark websites
  • Nofollow, target=”_blank” links
  • Zero load time regardless of your site
  • Works even if Google is unavailable

Get More Features with Google Reviews Business!

Upgrade to Google Reviews Business

  • Trying to get more than 5 Google reviews
  • Google Rich Snippets (schema.org)
  • Support shortcode, powerful Shortcode Builder
  • Slider/Grid themes to show G+ reviews like testimonials
  • Google Trust Badge (right/left fixed or embed)
  • ‘Write a review’ button to available leave Google review directly on your website
  • Trim long reviews with “read more” link
  • Show/hide business photo and avatars
  • Disable profile G+ links
  • Custom business place photo
  • Minimum rating filter
  • Pagination, Sorting
  • Moderation G+ reviews
  • Priority support

Additional Business Reviews Plugins

Why limit your reviews to just Google Reviews? Check out our other free business reviews plugins to add to your site as well:

Support

  • Email support support@richplugins.com
  • Live support https://richplugins.com/forum

Screenshots

  • Google Reviews widget
  • Google Reviews badge
  • Google Reviews sidebar

Installation

  1. Unpack archive to this archive to the ‘wp-content/plugins/’ directory inside of WordPress
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Unpack archive to this archive to the ‘wp-content/plugins/’ directory inside of WordPress
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Reviews

Awesome google brand review plugin

This plugin works so well! It brings over all the content and you can scroll the reviews. It also imports the google brand i hope that i don’t get pinged for that but anyway i love the plugin it works perfectly and i recommend it.

Limited Features on Free Version

I have edited this review because the guys reached out to me after my initial review and really wanted to help and make sure I was happy. They also said they are going to be releasing more features in the upcoming free version.

Honestly, this is the best plugin available for embedding Google Reviews, however it didn’t work for my situation. I wanted to use it in my footer, but the free version displays 5 reviews and can’t change it to 2 or 3, and can’t change the character max, so it was just way too long for my footer area.

Personally, I couldn’t get it to pull up my business, so I spent 2 hours of trying to find my Place ID (no idea why it was so hard for me, but I finally found it here: https://developers.google.com/my-business/content/faq#how-to-find-placeid). Had to get a new API key and try that again, then I was finally good to go.

The features on the free version are more limited than I expected. Like literally all you can do is change it to “dark background”. Can’t control the # of reviews shown, can’t change the length of review before “read more”.

I was trying to use the plugin in my footer rather than sidebar widgets, so it just took up too much space with having 5 reviews displayed. They said they’ll have more features available in the Free version sometime soon, so I’ll check back at a later date.

AWESOME! It helps us a lot

This is awesome! The support answer and helped us in just few minuts after we send them an e-mail and they helped us with exact details to make work this. They are always there.

Having the Google Reviews from our clients directly in our webpages, it´s really cool, and our clients already saw it, and congratulate us! As we can see, in business version there are a lot of more settings than in the free version, and are very useful! The free version has some restrictions, but I think it´s recommended to have the business version!

We recommand them, and this plugin totally!

Fabulous

To be honest I never tend to leave reviews for anything…but this plugin truly merits a 5 star. It works great i love seeing the reviews on my website and Daniel is an absolute star, answering any questions I had and helped me out selflessly. Don’t hesitate, get this plugin.

Excellent For Displaying Reviews

I am not very tech-savy, and I had very little issues setting up this plugin.

Features I like:
– Easy to use
– Displays more than 5 Reviews (See below)
– Different layout options
– Short code builder
– Easy to customize
– Option for dark backgrounds too

The hardest part was getting my business to appear in Google Places, but that was on the Google end of things.

I’ve read that Google doesn’t allow you to retrieve more than 5 reviews. I thought this was the case because this plugin was only displaying 5 reviews at first. However, as newer Google Reviews have come in during the past few days they are now displaying… so I have more than 5 displaying on my website.

I have this plugin displayed on various pages in different layouts on my site. For example I have a dark background list display on my front page, light background on other pages, and I use it as a sidebar on another page.

Great Plugin. I would give it more than 5 stars if I could.

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Contributors & Developers

“Google Reviews Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.6

  • Feature: Added pagination
  • Feature: Get business photo for place
  • Feature: Added maximum width and height options
  • Improve: Added compatibility with WP multisite
  • Improve: Added checking of Google API key
  • Bugfix: change DB.google_review.language size to 10 characters
  • Bugfix: corrected time ago messages

1.5.9

  • Fixed incorrect messages in the time library
  • Added Italian language (it_IT)

1.5.8

  • Improve: Added language setting
  • Added Polish language (pl_PL)
  • Added Portuguese language (pt_PT)
  • Update plugin to WP 4.9

1.5.7

  • Widget options description corrected
  • Bugfix: widget options loop
  • Added Danish language (da_DK)

1.5.6

  • Tested up to WordPress 4.8
  • Improve: change permission from activate_plugins to manage_options for the plugin’s settings
  • Bugfix: CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION for curl used only with open_basedir and safe_mode disable
  • Bugfix: cURL proxy fix

1.5.5

  • Update description
  • Bugfix: use default json_encode if it’s possible

1.5.4

  • Bugfix: badge, available for old versions, not clickable

1.5.3

  • Bugfix: set charset collate for plugin’s tables
  • Improve: extract inline init script of widget to separate js file (rplg.js), common for rich plugins

1.5.2

  • Full refactoring of widget code
  • Bugfix: widget options check
  • Bugfix: SSL unverify connection
  • Bugfix: remove line breaks to prevent wrapped it by paragraph editor’s plugins
  • Added debug information

1.5.1

  • Added Catalan language (ca)
  • Added Spanish language (es_ES)
  • Added Turkish language (tr_TR)

1.5

  • Remove ‘Live Support’ tab from setting page
  • Added instruction and video how to get Google Places API Key
  • Added Dutch language (nl_NL)

1.49

  • Bugfix: time-ago on English by default, update readme, added fr_FR locale

1.48

  • Bugfix, update readme

1.47

  • Added localization for German (de_DE)

1.46

  • Bugfix: remove unused variable

1.45

  • Bugfix: auto-updating existing place rating

1.44

  • Update readme

1.43

  • Bugfix, Added search by Google Place ID

1.42

  • Bugfix: update path images in reviews helper

1.4

  • Bugfix: update path images