Yelp Reviews Widget


To get more unique features we have Yelp Reviews Pro plugin

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

The plugin requires Yelp API key to work. To get the key, please create Yelp application under a free Yelp account.

Online demo

Plugin Features

  • Free!
  • SEO
  • Possibility to add multiple locations
  • Keep all reviews in WordPress database
  • Display up to 3 Yelp business reviews per location
  • Shows real reviews from Yelp users to increase user confidence
  • Easy search of business and instantly show reviews
  • Support dark websites
  • Nofollow, target=”_blank”
  • Zero load time regardless of your site
  • Works even if Yelp is unavailable

Get More Features with Google Reviews Pro!

Upgrade to Google Reviews Pro

  • Try to get more then 3 reviews
  • Supports Google Rich Snippets (
  • Support shortcode and powerful Shortcode Builder
  • Grid theme to show Yelp reviews in testimonials section
  • Yelp Trust Badge (right/left fixed or inner label)
  • Trim long reviews and add “read more” link
  • Change business place photo
  • Minimum review rating filter
  • Pagination, Sorting (by default, recent, oldest, highest score, lowest score)
  • Hide/Show business photo, user avatars
  • Priority support

Additional Business Reviews Plugins

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


  • Email support
  • Live support


  • Yelp Reviews widget
  • Yelp Reviews sidebar


  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


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


API key / Doesn’t function as instructed

Plugin doesn’t setup as instruction guide, there is no business search function to link your business, must obtain api key, and this is not developers fault, but on following link to login to yelp there is no clear path to get developer api key.

Requires Yelp API access

Requires Yelp API access, not just typing in the business name as the installation states. Fine for business owners, but adds a large hurdle for developers

Excellent tool

I was asked to add a small block so users could click and go to Yelp to review my customers services. I installed this product, and was immediately amazed at how neat it looked. Because it was so simple, I had it running after tying in the Yelp API, in less than 10 minutes.
I was really impressed that it ‘pulled’ my customers yelp rating, displayed in a very Yelp looking way and even put the last 3 yelp reviews in the block without so much as me doing really anything but following simple instructions.
After my client saw it, they were extremely pleased, but they asked that the 3 reviews portion be removed. I scratched my head as there was no option to turn this ability off / on so I messaged the creators. Within a few HOURS I had a reply! They gave me an elegant solution by using some embedded CSS to ‘hide’ the display and perfection was obtained! THIS IS AN EXCELLENT MOD/Addon!
Jim Shimota – WP/Drupal developer.

Read all 4 reviews

Contributors & Developers

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


Translate “Yelp Reviews Widget” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Bugfix: remove deprecated function create_function()
  • Bugfix: fixed problem with tabs on the setting page


  • Improve: instruction for getting Yelp API key was updated
  • Improve: added error message for incorrect Yelp API key
  • Improve: support of SiteOrigin builder


  • Update readme
  • Improve: Added compatibility with WP multisite
  • Bugfix: corrected time ago messages


  • Move from OAuth to Yelp API Key
  • Tested up to WordPress 4.9
  • Improve: added language setting
  • Improve: added a service option for re-creating of database


  • Widget options description corrected
  • Bugfix: widget options loop


  • 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


  • Improve: extract inline init script of widget to separate js file (rplg.js), common for rich plugins


  • Added common libs for urlopen and debug