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How to Add Google Reviews to WordPress

Pull in reviews of any business that’s on Google straight into your WordPress website.

I’ve been working on my new travel website and I was looking for a way to bring live Google reviews into my website.

With WordPress (of course) there is an easy way to this.

In this tutorial, I use the Free version of Reviews Feed by Smash Balloon.

How to Embed Google Reviews into WordPress

Step 1: Install the plugin

First, install the free plugin via Plugins -> Add new. Just search for Reviews Feed.

Then click Install and then Activate.

Install Reviews Feed plugins

Step 2: Create your New Review Feed

Next, go into the plugin and click + add new to start creating your feed

Create your reviews feed

Step 3: Add Google as your Source

Click on + Add Source and then click Google.

Create Google Source

Step 4: Setup your Google API key

You’ll need a Google API Key. Follow this guide to find out how to get one. Once you have it, paste it in the box.

Add you google API key

Step 5: Add your Location

On the final step you just need add the unique identifier of the location you want to pull reviews in for. You can get the code on this website.

Add your location

You’re location is added! Click Next.

Click Next

Step 6: Choose your template

Choose your template, and click Next. There is only one available in the free version. If you want to upgrade, here’s my link – I’d really appreciate it if you use it. 😊

Select your template

Step 7: Customize your template

On this page, you can customize the layout as you please. Adjust the number of columns, borders, and spacing here. Once you’re done click Save.

Customize your template

Step 8: Get your embed shortcode

Click on the Embed button. You’ll see the shortcode you need. Copy it into your clipboard.

Get your reviews shortcode

Step 9: Paste the shortcode into the shortcode block

Edit the post or page you want to add the reviews. Insert the shortcode block and paste the code in.

paste shortcode

Step 10: You’re done

Take a look at the post or page. You should see your reviews!

Revierws working


How did it go? Let me know ⬇️

I hope you were able to get your reviews working quickly and easily.

Let me know in the comments how it went! I read all the comments I get.

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