Google Reviews Widget


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 (
  • 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:


  • Email support
  • Live support


  • Google Reviews widget
  • Google Reviews badge
  • Google 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


Great Plugin, Excellent Support

I want to thank the team for assisting me with a question about refreshing the reviews that show on a site I built. The issue seems slightly complicated but the Support Team seem keep to help me resolve it – for free. Many thanks indeed.

Easy and beautiful

This was exactly everything we were looking for and more to help turn our NPS Promoters into social proof on our website. The options for styling to fit our site are detailed and worked perfectly on our pages. This will be a prominent feature on our landing pages and donation conversion pages. They have great support, very fast and friendly as well. I can’t imagine there is any one out there offering something better for reviews on WordPress. Get it!

Does not return recent reviews and reviews from local guides

We are subscribed to a business plan. I raised a support ticket complaining to support team that a very helpful review was published by a certain user. Rich Support plugin responded, there is no issue with the plugin but the issue is with Google API. That is unacceptable!

In addition, we had several reviews from ‘Local Guide’ users but the plugin is not displaying them. Again, the support staff points finger on the Google API is the issue and not the plugin. It appears, they are not capable of adapting the plugin with what we are able to see and filter in the actual Google places reviews user interface.

Bad customer support

Sad google penalty for soft 404 – Upd: 26/09 – solved – careful w/ W3TC on nginx

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.

Update on 09/26/2018

The problem was the Page Cache with W3TC in nginx returning a problem only while using the plugin, but the problem wasn’t the reviews plugin, was the bad inner workings of W3TC Cache Plugin.

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.

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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Bugfix: fixed the issues with working on site builders (SiteOrigin, Elementor, Beaver Builder and etc)
  • Bugfix: aseerts loaded with plugin’s version to uncached


  • Bugfix: fill hash in reviews database


  • 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.)


  • 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


  • Bugfix: remove deprecated function create_function()


  • Improve: support of SiteOrigin builder
  • Bugfix: fix css classes for the setting page


  • 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


  • Fixed incorrect messages in the time library
  • Added Italian language (it_IT)


  • Improve: Added language setting
  • Added Polish language (pl_PL)
  • Added Portuguese language (pt_PT)
  • Update plugin to WP 4.9


  • Widget options description corrected
  • Bugfix: widget options loop
  • Added Danish language (da_DK)


  • 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


  • Update description
  • Bugfix: use default json_encode if it’s possible


  • Bugfix: badge, available for old versions, not clickable


  • 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


  • 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


  • Added Catalan language (ca)
  • Added Spanish language (es_ES)
  • Added Turkish language (tr_TR)


  • Remove ‘Live Support’ tab from setting page
  • Added instruction and video how to get Google Places API Key
  • Added Dutch language (nl_NL)


  • Bugfix: time-ago on English by default, update readme, added fr_FR locale


  • Bugfix, update readme


  • Added localization for German (de_DE)


  • Bugfix: remove unused variable


  • Bugfix: auto-updating existing place rating


  • Update readme


  • Bugfix, Added search by Google Place ID


  • Bugfix: update path images in reviews helper


  • Bugfix: update path images