Google Reviews Widget

Description

To get more features we have Business version of the 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
  • Refresh reviews
  • Shortcode support!
  • Trim long reviews with “read more” link
  • Support page builders: Elementor, Page Origin, Beaver Builder, WPBakery, Divi
  • Displays 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
  • Custom business place photo
  • Review list theme
  • Pagination
  • Support dark websites
  • Nofollow, target=”_blank” links
  • Zero load time regardless of your site
  • Works even if Google is unavailable

Get More Features with Business version!

Upgrade to Business

  • Displays all Google reviews through Business API
  • Merge reviews between each other from different platforms (Google, Facebook, Yelp) and places
  • Google Rich Snippets (schema.org)
  • Powerful Collection Builder
  • Slider/Grid themes to show G+ reviews like testimonials
  • Google Trust Badge (right/left fixed or embedded)
  • ‘Write a review’ button to available leave Google review directly on your website
  • Show/hide any elements (business, reviews, avatars, names, time and etc)
  • Any Sorting: recent, oldest, rating, striped
  • Include/Exclude words filter
  • Minimum rating filter
  • Priority support

Additional Free Reviews Plugins

Why limit your reviews to just Google Reviews? Check out our other free 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

Reviews

November 14, 2019
Does what it's supposed to do. Displaying my reviews on my own website. Keep up the good work and please update this plug-in so it keeps working in the future.
Read all 189 reviews

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.8

  • Improve: added advance options panel
  • Bugfix: 404 link to all reviews page for some places

1.7.9

  • Bugfix: is_admin checks for notice

1.7.8

  • Improve: shortcode support
  • Improve: added new locale bg_BG
  • Improve: admin notie
  • Bugfix: undefined widget property in Elementor

1.7.7

  • Bugfix: some style fixes

1.7.6

  • Bugfix: fix French, Dutch and German translations

1.7.5

  • Update to WordPress 5.2
  • Bugfix: conflict with a Bootstrap css in the widget

1.7.4

  • Improve: added auto schedule for refreshing Google reviews
  • Improve: added new locale fi_FI
  • Improve: added new locale he_IL

1.7.3

  • Improve: reduce reviewer avatars size
  • Improve: added option for image lazy loading

1.7.2

  • Update readme and links to the business version

1.7.1

  • Improve: added hook to enqueue scripts and styles

1.7

  • Update to WordPress 5.1
  • Bugfix: issue with an empty language

1.6.9

  • Improve: ‘read more’ link feature
  • Improve: direct link to reviews on Google map
  • Improve: language support of Google reviews
  • Improve: added centered option
  • Improve: update widget design
  • Improve: update setting page design

1.6.8

  • Update plugin to WordPress 5.0
  • Improve: added a default sorting by recent
  • Improve: added a detailed instruction how to create a Google Places API key

1.6.7

  • Bugfix: fixed the issues with working on site builders (SiteOrigin, Elementor, Beaver Builder and etc)
  • Bugfix: aseerts loaded with plugin’s version to uncached

1.6.5

  • Bugfix: fill hash in reviews database

1.6.4

  • Important note: Google Places API now returns reviews with anonymous authors, we added support of this
  • Improve: widget works in any page builders (SiteOrigin, Elementor, Beaver Builder and etc.)

1.6.3

  • Important note: Google has changed the Places API and now this is limited to 1 request per day for new accounts, we have changed the plugin according to this limitation
  • Improve: added feature to upload custom place photo

1.6.2

  • Bugfix: remove deprecated function create_function()

1.6.1

  • Improve: support of SiteOrigin builder
  • Bugfix: fix css classes for the setting page

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