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Google- Places API Key

How to get Google Places API key?

Go to your Google Console dashboard. If you new user agree Google terms:

Business Reviews- Authorization Agree Google Terms
Business Reviews- Authorization Agree Google Terms

Select your existing project or create new:

Business Reviews Authorization Existing Project Or Create New
Business Reviews Authorization Existing Project Or Create New
Business Reviews Authorization App Create
Business Reviews Authorization App Create

Wait for creation and then click ‘ENABLE APIS AND SERVICES‘:

Business Reviews Authorization Enables API And Services
Business Reviews Authorization Enables API And Services

Type ‘Places API‘ in the search area, select the first result ‘Places API‘ and click ‘ENABLE‘ button

Business Reviews Authorization Places Api
Business Reviews Authorization Places Api
Business Reviews Authorization Place API Enable
Business Reviews Authorization Place API Enable

After enable the Places API, click ‘Navigation menu‘, select ‘APIs & Services‘ and ‘Credentials‘:

Business Reviews Authorization Enable Api Services
Business Reviews Authorization Enable Api Services
  • On Credentials page click ‘+ CREATE CREDENTIALS‘ and select ‘API key‘:
Business Reviews Authorization Api-Key
Business Reviews Authorization Api-Key

After creation of API key you need to copy & paste it to the plugin’s settings (please do not restrict the key, the plugin can’t work with a restricted API key, it’s a limitation of Google):

Business Reviews Authorization Copy Api-Key
Business Reviews Authorization Copy Api-Key

Now, you need to enable Google Billing. It’s mandatory step to use the API key. Don’t worry, Google is currently giving $200 free credit a month and it should be enough to use the plugin for connecting several Google places without additional fees except this free $200 credits. Go to https://console.cloud.google.com/project/_/billing/enable, select your recent created project and click ‘CREATE BILLING ACCOUNT‘:

Business Reviews Authorization Billing
Business Reviews Authorization Billing

Agree Google terms, fill your contact information and start using your Google API key with the plugin.

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