Google Reviews Widget

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To get more features we have <a href="https://richplugins.com/business-reviews-bundle-wordpress-plugin">Business version</a> 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.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhcDgjxYrNs]

Online demo

Plugin Features

  • Free!
  • SEO
  • Shortcode support!
  • Auto refresh reviews
  • Shows "Based on ... reviews" section
  • Trim long reviews with "read more" link
  • Support any page builder: Gutenberg, 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 reviews through Google My Business (GMB) 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, random
  • 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:

  • Facebook Reviews Widget
  • Yelp Reviews Widget

Releases (44 )

Version Release Date Change Log
1.8.6 2020-03-20
  • Bugfix: create db fixes
1.8.5 2020-03-20
  • Improve: added reviews moderation
  • Bugfix: some fixes with locales
1.8.4 2020-02-18
  • Bugfix: fatal error when reinstall from scratch
  • Bugfix: little fixes for locales
1.8.3 2020-01-13
  • Improve: added new locale sk_SK
  • Improve: added new locale de_AT
  • Improve: update installation video, readme and screenshots
  • Bugfix: Yoast XML plugin makes 'Class not found' error
1.8.2 2019-12-08
  • Improve: added 'Based on ... reviews' feature
  • Improve: added hide reviews option
1.8.1 2019-11-25
  • Update to WordPress 5.3
  • Improve: added dots for read more link
  • Improve: added width, height, title for img elements (SEO)
  • Improve: added rel="noopener" option
  • Improve: added new locale cs_CZ
1.8 2019-10-26
  • Improve: added advance options panel
  • Bugfix: 404 link to all reviews page for some places
1.7.9 2019-10-14
  • Bugfix: is_admin checks for notice
1.7.8 2019-10-13
  • Improve: shortcode support
  • Improve: added new locale bg_BG
  • Improve: admin notie
  • Bugfix: undefined widget property in Elementor
1.7.7 2019-09-30
  • Bugfix: some style fixes
1.7.6 2019-08-15
  • Bugfix: fix French, Dutch and German translations
1.7.5 2019-05-08
  • Update to WordPress 5.2
  • Bugfix: conflict with a Bootstrap css in the widget
1.7.4 2019-04-23
  • Improve: added auto schedule for refreshing Google reviews
  • Improve: added new locale fi_FI
  • Improve: added new locale he_IL
1.7.3 2019-04-04
  • Improve: reduce reviewer avatars size
  • Improve: added option for image lazy loading
1.7.2 2019-03-20
  • Update readme and links to the business version
1.7.1 2019-03-09
  • Improve: added hook to enqueue scripts and styles
1.7 2019-03-07
  • Update to WordPress 5.1
  • Bugfix: issue with an empty language
1.6.9 2019-01-11
  • 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 2018-12-20
  • 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 2018-10-30
  • 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 2018-09-04
  • Bugfix: fill hash in reviews database
1.6.4 2018-09-04
  • 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 2018-08-07
  • 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 2018-06-07
  • Bugfix: remove deprecated function create_function()
1.6.1 2018-04-04
  • Improve: support of SiteOrigin builder
  • Bugfix: fix css classes for the setting page
1.6 2018-02-15
  • 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 2018-01-17
  • Fixed incorrect messages in the time library
  • Added Italian language (it_IT)
1.5.8 2017-11-17
  • Improve: Added language setting
  • Added Polish language (pl_PL)
  • Added Portuguese language (pt_PT)
  • Update plugin to WP 4.9
1.5.7 2017-07-24
  • Widget options description corrected
  • Bugfix: widget options loop
  • Added Danish language (da_DK)
1.5.6 2017-06-08
  • 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 2017-05-02
  • Update description
  • Bugfix: use default json_encode if it's possible
1.5.4 2017-04-13
  • Bugfix: badge available for old client not clickable
1.5.3 2017-04-05
  • 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 2017-03-23
  • 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 2017-02-11
  • 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 2017-01-06
  • Bugfix: time-ago on English by default, update readme, added fr_FR locale
1.48 2016-11-25
  • Bugfix, update readme
1.47 2016-11-21
  • Added localization for German (de_DE)
1.46 2016-11-10
  • Bugfix: remove unused variable
1.45 2016-11-06
  • Bugfix: auto-updating existing place rating
1.44 2016-10-19
  • Update readme
1.43 2016-10-18
  • Bugfix, Added search by Google Place ID
1.42 2016-10-08
  • Bugfix: update path images in reviews helper
1.4 2016-10-08
  • Bugfix: update path images

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