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
  • 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
  • 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 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

Sad google penalty for soft 404

The page you’re using this plugin will go down as a soft 404 for Google and you’ll lose positioning. For what reason God knows why that’s the way it works.

In my case, the two single most important and most visited pages in my website were taken down for two weeks and I didn’t know what was happening or why that was the case. Now I do. Just took the plugin off and everything works all over again.

Easy to use, lots of options

The plugin Google Reviews Widget is an easy to use and well put together plugin. We haven’t used or needed to find any alternatives as it has fitted our requirements very well. Also the developers offer prompt replies to support requests which is always a good sign.

Quick and Quality

I wrote the company about not able to find my Google ID and literally within 5 minutes I had someone responding to me about my issue. They worked with me until I was able to get it working. Not only did they find the errors I was making they also found my Google Place ID for me.

I don’t know of any other plugin company that would go to this type of customer service to make sure their customers are taken care of.

The response time of loading the reviews is amazing, the design, elegance of positioning of the reviews is perfection. This is honestly going to help my business in so many ways I couldn’t be happier!

Nice work! and thanks again!

Excellent Support

You need to ensure your Google API Key has no restrictions on it for it to work. Once I removed the restrictions it worked fine. Really need the paid version to make it look good, but the free version will work as a side bar running down the page. Excellent support.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.6.5

  • 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