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Authorization

Google

As we mentioned in the Display Business Reviews article, the plugin needs the Google Place API key and Google Place ID to display the Google Place reviews. In this article, we will discuss how to get those.

Place API key

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

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

Select your existing project or create a new one:

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 the 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 on the 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 enabling the Places API, click on the Navigation menu, select APIs & Services, and Credentials.

Business Reviews Authorization Enable Api Services
Business Reviews Authorization Enable API Services

On the Credentials page click + CREATE CREDENTIALS, and select API key.

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

After creating 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 a 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 for this free $200 credit. 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 with Google terms, fill your contact information, and start using your Google API key with the plugin.

Place ID

First, go to your Google Place ID Finder.

Search your location in the search box and select your place.

You will see Place ID. Store the ID.

Business Reviews Authorization Google-Place-Id
Business Reviews Authorization Google-Place-Id

Authorization- Yelp

As we mentioned in the Display Business Reviews article, the plugin needs the Yelp API key and Yelp Business URL to display the Yelp Business reviews. In this article, we will discuss how to get those.

API Key

If you do not have a free Yelp account (not a business), please Sign Up here.

Under the free Yelp account, go to the Yelp Developers page and create a new app.

Store API Key.

Business Reviews API Key
Business Reviews API Key

Business URL

From the browser go to your business page.

Store the Business URL from the address bar.

Business Reviews Authorization Business Url

Authorization- Facebook

As we mentioned in the Display Business Reviews article, the plugin needs Facebook Page Authorization to display the Facebook Page reviews. In this article, we will discuss how to get those.

Page Authorization

Go to your Editor Page, and click on the Business Review settings from the header settings. then click on Login with Facebook button.

Business Review- Login Facebook
Business Review- Login to Facebook

Click Connect.

Business Reviews- Facebook API Key

Next, click the Continue button.

Business-Review- Continue
Business-Review- Continue

Select your Facebook page and click the Continue button.

Business Review- Page Select
Business Review- Page Select

Click Save .

Business Review- Save
Business Review- Save

Click, the Go It.

Business Review- Go It
Business Review- Go It

Click on the Choose button.

Business Review- Chose
Business Review- Chose
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