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  • Resolved jtm78



    I’m in the process of re doing by website so have transferred my site to Local by Fly Wheel.

    I’ve using Reviews and Ratings on my live site and it’s working fine but am getting these errors on my local hosting.

    “Your Google API Key is not valid for this request and permission is denied. Please check your Google API Key”

    Also under Retrieve Data

    “error_message”: “API keys with referer restrictions cannot be used with this API.”,
    “html_attributions”: [],
    “status”: “REQUEST_DENIED”

    Any help would be much appreciated!



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  • Plugin Author designextreme


    @jtm78 Remember to update the IP Restrictions in the API Key.

    Many thanks for the quick reply. I’ve followed the setup instructions and redone the IP Restrictions but still getting the same errors. Even tried doing it from scratch by creating a new project but that’s not worked either. Seemed to be fairly straight forward the first time I set things up for my live site. Could it be because of a setting on Local by flywheel? Is there anything else I might need to change on googles end? The test site is just running HTTP. Any other suggestions? Best wishes, John

    Plugin Author designextreme


    @jtm78 Google seem to have changed their error messages – it did once specifically say the IP was incorrect and suggested the correct IP.

    You can remove the IP restriction entirely and place a quota limit instead (see the FAQ for details). I recommend 100 requests per day – it’s the last section of the Places Quota page.

    Let me know how this goes for you?

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