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Google Ratings Widget


Google Ratings Widget, the most powerful widget for displaying reviews and ratings, depending on your license (Free or Pro), it also improves your SEO and the confidence of your customers. The plugin is dependent on the Google Places API, but when you fetch the place the reviews and ratings are saved to the WordPress Database in a table named ‘pgrw’, meaning after that it is not dependent on Google, in the Free version the ratings are only updated once meaning you would have to manually update them, but in the Pro version, they update automatically once a day, due to the limitation of the api.

The Pro Version contains many more features, to improve your users confidence and the professionality of your website, so Upgrade Now


  • Google Ratings Widget
  • Google Ratings Badge
  • Google Ratings Reviews


The installation of the plugin is extremely simple, just follow these simple steps, to begin improving your customers experience:

  1. Upload the google-ratings-widget folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Go to the WordPress Admin and simply activate the plugin in the Plugins Section.
  3. Head over to the Settings page and then into Google Ratings Widget.
  4. Now in the Settings page on the Google Ratings Widget Page, you need to enter your API Key.
  5. To get a api key go to Google API Key then follow the instructions.
  6. Go to Appearance then Widgets and insert Google Ratings Widget.
  7. In the Widget Customization go to the Main Settings and enter your place id.
  8. To get the place id go to Google Place ID Finder and type your location.

-> For more indepth documentation please visit: Documentation, most of it is for the Pro Version though.


I have exceeded my daily request quota?
-> This means your api key has been used too many times, just make a new one at Google API Key

Where do I get the api key?
-> The api key can be gotton from this link Google API Key, just follow the instructions.

Where do I get my place id?
-> To get the place id go to Google Place ID Finder and type your location.

I can’t display reviews?
-> Displaying reviews, is only available in the Pro Version.

Some options are locked?
-> The options are only available in the Pro Version, including the SEO.

How much is the Pro Version?
-> The Pro Version costs £15 available on the website.

Where do I purchase the Pro Version?
-> You are able to purchase the Pro Version at Google Ratings Widget Pro

I have more questions?
-> Feel free to email us at and we will be happy to answer any of your questions!


January 12, 2019
At the moment of activating the plugin this error appears: Fatal error: Cannot redeclare grw_install() (previously declared in /wp-content/plugins/widget-google-reviews/grw.php:97) in /wp-content/plugins/pp-google-ratings-widget/grw.php on line 18
November 8, 2018
Just downloaded the plugin, and I think it has a nice design and functions well.
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Contributors & Developers

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


Change log


  • The main base of the Plugin.
  • Display Options implemented.
  • Other Features implemented.


  • Bug Fixes


  • Font Issues Fixed
  • Other Bugs Fixed


  • Function name conflicts Fixed