How to use Google Reviews

Note: Please update Golo to version 1.4.7 or higher to use this feature

Places API allows to show only 5 reviews from that, those results are cached for 48 hours to not generate additional costs for API.

Complete the following steps to display Google reviews:

1. Activate Google Review at Theme Option => Listing Detail.

2. Finding Google Place ID. (You need to repeat this step for different places that want to show Google Reviews)

To find the PlaceID for the practice, go to the Google Place ID Finder. Type in your practice name and address information into the search bar, then click search. Your practice location will now be on the map, with a popup window displaying the practice's Google Place ID.

Select the Place ID on the map and copy the identification string.

Go to the place edit page and add it to the Place ID for Google Review section

3. Getting your API Key for Reviews Widget

Now, click on “Create a new Project”

Enter Project name and click on “Create” button.

Then from side menu, navigate to APIs & Services > Library to check and enable the avaiable Google APIs.

Now, you can see the availbale APIs. In Premium Addons we have Google Maps Widget (Maps JavaScript API), Google Reviews Widget (Places API) and Premium Video Box widget that uses Youtube Data API v3. For more information about Video Box Google API, please check it from here.

If you want to use Premium Google Maps widget, please enable Maps JavaScript API.

If you want to use Premium Google Reviews widget, you need to enable Places API.

Everything should be ready to enable billing on your account. You will not be autocharged after free trial ends.

  • Now, we need to create API key by navigating from left side menu APIs & Services > Credentials.

  • Create API key after you’ve enabled APIs from Create Credenetials menu select API Key option.

  • Now, we’re all set, just copy the API Key and insert it in Theme Option => Listing Detail => Google Review API Key

It is done!

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