Do you want to add Yelp reviews to your WordPress website?
With 178 million monthly active visitors, Yelp comes with a huge potential for a business. Moreover, embedding online reviews can leverage your sales and elevate your brand higher.
Today social media is one of the biggest platforms for businesses. And to add social media reviews to your website, a social tool is required. By now, you must have heard of the social media plugin WP Social Ninja.
So in the next part of this post, we’ll show you how to add Yelp reviews on your website with the most trusted WordPress plugin.
Yelp reviews configuration
When you talk about a plugin, the first thing that comes to anyone’s mind is- Is it a user-friendly tool? Well, WP Social Ninja is a simple and sturdy plugin with diverse useful features.
Moreover, you don’t have to be a tech-savvy person to integrate Yelp reviews. Let’s check out how to do that.
First of all, you need to obtain a Yelp API Key and Place ID.
To get the Yelp API Key, you need to follow this URL as stated on the very first pop up you have seen while clicking the gear icon on Yelp reviews.
Hit the Click here button to get the API Key.
Now Log in with your Email and Password to get started; or if you don’t have a Yelp account, you can Sign Up to create an account.
Once you log in, you need to Create a New App. So to begin the process, fill-up the boxes with relevant information.
To get the API Key, you need to provide your credentials like your App Name, Industry, Contact Email, and Description. However, you don’t have to worry about your personal information. Your credentials are absolutely safe with WP Social Ninja. Now, click on Create New App to create the Yelp App.
And there you go! You got your API Key.
Copy and Paste to insert the API Key on the Yelp Configuration WP Social Ninja form on your WordPress Dashboard.
In this part, we need to obtain the Place ID.
Click on the Click here button to retrieve the Yelp reviews Place ID. It’ll take you to Yelp.com.
To get your Place ID search your Restaurant from the search bar.
You can see the URL, Copy the URL from after biz/ and Paste to insert it.
And you’ve successfully got your Place ID!
Yelp reviews features
With a plugin so full of comprehensive features, it’s okay for a user to get confused sometimes. So in the next part, we’ll guide you through the features and functionalities of Yelp.
To select your platform, click on the Source button from the dashboard, a drop-down menu will appear.
Here, you can select a platform or multiple platforms. For demonstration, we’ll select Yelp.
As you can see, once you select the platform, all the reviews will come automatically.
Next, click on the Template button, a drop-down menu will appear. We have three options here at the moment.
Three Types of Layout are available right now: Grid, Slider & Masonry. These layouts have different looks and impressions on your brand.
We’ve selected Masonry Layout Type here; you can select any for displaying Yelp reviews.
Once you’re done, it’s time to adjust the Template Types. WP Social Ninja has nine Template Types.
Vega, Spica, Sirius, Rigel, Procyon, Pollux, Mimosa, Hadar, and Deneb. Select any Template that suits your brand totally.
Number of Columns
The next customization is the Number of Columns. Like the previous features, once you click, a drop-down menu will appear.
Right now, we have 1 Column to 4 Columns. For demonstration purposes, 3 Columns are selected to display the Amazon reviews. You can choose any column options.
Now that you’ve selected the platforms and templates, we’ll jump into the Filters section.
Number of Reviews
To get started, click on the arrow sign, and you can adjust your Number of Reviews.
You can select different numbers of reviews for different platforms. However, for Yelp, you can only select three Yelp reviews.
Filters by Minimum Rating
You don’t need every single rating on your website. So filter your ratings and show off the best ones.
You’ll have six options to choose from No Minimum Rating to Five Star to display your online reviews. Here, we have selected No Minimum Rating; you can pick any.
In the next part, you can arrange your reviews in a particular Order.
You can select the Ascending or Descending option to display your reviews on your website.
Filter by Reviews Title
If you want to filter your reviews on your website, WP Social Ninja has that option too! In the Filter by Reviews Title, we have three options at the moment. You can choose to select All Yelp reviews or may Include/Exclude any.
If you click on the Include button, a drop-down menu will appear.
WP Social Ninja allows you to pick specific reviews by the reviewer names to display their reviews on your website.
There will be reviews you won’t want to display on your website. Click on the Exclude button; you can eliminate the specific Yelp reviews by their names.
Once you’re finished, click on the Save button to preserve the changes.
Yelp reviews Settings
So now, it’s finally time to adjust your Yelp reviews to WordPress. Let’s start with the Display Rating.
Want to change your Display Ratings? Click on the button from your dashboard, and you can control the ratings on your website.
Just turn the button on to display the reviews on your website. If you don’t want to display the Yelp reviews, turn off the button to hide the reviews.
Next is Rating Style. Here, you can change your Rating Style from the given three options.
Default, Number Style Rating, and Icon with Number Style Rating are available right now.
To change the look of your website, pick any from the drop-down menu.
Display Reviewer Name
Privacy is extremely important for any website. And WP Social Ninja has offered a 100% customized settings panel. Like Rating Style, you can take control of your Display Reviewer Name as well.
Here, we have turned on the button. You can turn off the button if you don’t want to display the Reviewer Name on your website.
Display Reviewer Image
As we’ve said WP Social Ninja has all the necessary things that can secure users’ privacy.
In the Display Reviewer Image section, you can stop the images being displayed on the website.
Turn on the reviewer image button; the images will be displayed on your site. However, turning off the button will hide the image.
Display Platform Icon
The next feature is Display Platform Icon. Turn off the filter icon if you want to adjust the platform icon.
In order to do that, click the button to enable or disable.
The next filter is Equal Height. Adjust your text height by turning on/off the button.
If you turn it on, all the Yelp reviews will be in Equal Height, as you can see in the screenshot.
Moreover, you can adjust the height according to the text. To do that, click on the Plus/Minus button.
Display Review Text
After you adjust your Equal Height, you can change your Reviewer Text and Content-Length from your dashboard.
Here, if you disable the Display Reviewer Text button, then you won’t be able to display the Content-Length.
However, if you want to align in the same horizontal line for your reviews section, then enable the Content-Length button.
We’re not done yet! WP Social Ninja allows you to take full control of your reviews section. Yes, you can control your Display Date too.
Moreover, we have four different options to rearrange your Date Format on your website.
However, in case you don’t like to keep the date displayed on the website, turn the button off.
Reviews and ratings are pretty effective marketing strategies when used right. Displaying the user’s testimonials praising your product can convince your website visitors to take you seriously. In the next part we’ll discuss Yelp reviews Header Settings.
In this part, four Layout options are available in WP Social Ninja dashboard; Display Title, Display Rating, Display Number of Reviews, and Display Write a Review Button.
If you click on the Display Title, the Business name will be displayed on the Front End.
Next is Display Rating. You can tick mark the box to display the rating. However, untick the box if you don’t want to show off your Display Rating.
Display Number of Reviews
If you turn on the Display Number of Reviews button, the total number of reviews will be displayed on your website.
Display Write a Review Button
In this section, a Call To Action button will appear on your website. Your users can give their reviews from the CTA button. Moreover, for multiple platforms, this CTA will take to the individual sites.
Lists can get too lengthy on your website. Hence it’s important to display them in smaller portions. A Pagination Settings can help here.
Pagination Type has two options currently. You can pick any from None or Load More. If you select the Load More option, it’ll ask you to adjust your Reviews Per Page number.
Here, in this Review Per Page, you can adjust the review number for every page on your website from the scroll bar.
Once you’re done, click on the Save button to preserve your settings.
Embedding Yelp reviews with WP Social Ninja doesn’t take much. It’s easy, time-saving, and user-friendly.
We hope the article was helpful. Now that you know how to manage online reviews on your WordPress website, you can also check out our other resources.
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