Widget for Yelp Reviews


To get more unique features we have Business version of the plugin

This plugin display Yelp Business Reviews on your websites in sidebar widget. A unique feature of the plugin is that it save reviews in WordPress database and have no depend on any services like Yelp to show these reviews.

The plugin requires Yelp API key to work. To get the key, please create Yelp application under a free Yelp account.

Online demo

Plugin Features

  • Free!
  • SEO
  • Shortcode support!
  • Trim long reviews with “read more” link
  • Support page builders: Elementor, Page Origin, Beaver Builder, WPBakery, Divi
  • Keep all reviews in WordPress database
  • Display up to 3 Yelp business reviews per location
  • Shows real reviews from Yelp users to increase user confidence
  • Easy connect of business and instantly show reviews
  • Review list theme
  • Pagination
  • Support dark websites
  • Nofollow, target=”_blank”
  • Zero load time regardless of your site
  • Works even if Yelp is unavailable

Get More Features with Google Reviews Pro!

Upgrade to Google Reviews Pro

  • New awesome flash theme!
  • Merge reviews between each other from different platforms (Google, Facebook, Yelp) and places
  • Google Rich Snippets (schema.org)
  • Powerful Collection Builder
  • Slider/Grid themes to show G+ reviews like testimonials
  • Yelp Trust Badge (right/left fixed or embedded)
  • ‘Write a review’ button to available leave Yelp review directly on your website
  • Show/hide any elements (business, reviews, avatars, names, time and etc)
  • Any Sorting: recent, oldest, rating, striped
  • Include/Exclude words filter
  • Minimum rating filter
  • Priority support

Additional Free Reviews Plugins

Why limit your reviews to just Yelp Reviews? Check out our other free reviews plugins to add to your site as well:


  • Email support support@richplugins.com
  • Live support https://richplugins.com/forum


  • Yelp Reviews widget
  • Yelp Reviews sidebar


  1. Unpack archive to this archive to the ‘wp-content/plugins/’ directory inside of WordPress
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


❄️2️⃣ 28, 2023
Yelp reviews are showing live on my site "treasureislandcerritos". Thank you!
☀️ 8️⃣ 31, 2022 1 reply
I was so happy to see that there was a plugin for Yelp Reviews to be seen on my website. I installed the plugin and started walking through the install. Everything was fine until I needed to insert my Yelp Biz account. Unfortunately, I am not a Yelp Business owner. I am a regular Yelp User who writes reviews on the platform about my experiences at businesses. I used the email contact to contact RichPlugins asking if there was an alternative method to using the plugin as a regular Yelp User. I'm not sure who I was talking to but in my first 5 of 8 emails, I clearly asked if the plugin supported non-Yelp Biz users. Each time it was overlooked. I tried breaking it down into the simplest question and it just wasn't working. The last message sent was the rep telling me "Perhaps you do not quite understand how this plugin works" and giving me the instructions on how to install. So if you are a regular Yelp User who does NOT own a business this plugin will not work for you
☀️ 8️⃣ 23, 2022
It actually works great. good plugin
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Contributors & Developers

“Widget for Yelp Reviews” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Improve description
  • Update to WordPress 6.1


  • Update to WordPress 5.8


  • Update plugin to WordPress 5.6


  • Security pass fixes


  • Update plugin to WordPress 5.5


  • Bugfix: W3C compatibility


  • Improve: auto-updating reviews option
  • Bugfix: Yoast XML plugin makes ‘Class not found’ error


  • Update to WordPress 5.3
  • Improve: added dots for read more link
  • Improve: added width, height, title for img elements (SEO)
  • Improve: added rel=”noopener” option


  • Bugfix: is_admin checks for notice


  • Improve: shortcode support
  • Improve: admin notie
  • Bugfix: undefined widget property in Elementor


  • Bugfix: some style fixes


  • Update to WordPress 5.2
  • Bugfix: conflict with a Bootstrap css in the widget


  • Bugfix: avoid duplicate the time-ago library
  • Update readme and links to the business version


  • Update plugin to WordPress 5.1
  • Improve: reviewer profile photo reduce size to 100×100 (ms.jpg)
  • Improve: ‘read more’ feature
  • Improve: ‘read more’ on Yelp feature
  • Improve: added pagination feature
  • Improve: added centered option
  • Improve: added width & height options
  • Improve: update widget design
  • Improve: update setting page design


  • Update plugin to WordPress 5.0
  • Improve: added a default sorting by recent
  • Improve: easy connect Yelp business in the widget by link
  • Improve: instruction for getting Yelp API key was updated
  • Bugfix: fixed the issues with working on site builders (SiteOrigin, Elementor, Beaver Builder and etc)


  • Bugfix: remove deprecated function create_function()
  • Bugfix: fixed problem with tabs on the setting page


  • Improve: instruction for getting Yelp API key was updated
  • Improve: added error message for incorrect Yelp API key
  • Improve: support of SiteOrigin builder


  • Update readme
  • Improve: Added compatibility with WP multisite
  • Bugfix: corrected time ago messages


  • Move from OAuth to Yelp API Key
  • Tested up to WordPress 4.9
  • Improve: added language setting
  • Improve: added a service option for re-creating of database


  • Widget options description corrected
  • Bugfix: widget options loop


  • Tested up to WordPress 4.8
  • Improve: change permission from activate_plugins to manage_options for the plugin’s settings
  • Bugfix: CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION for curl used only with open_basedir and safe_mode disable
  • Bugfix: cURL proxy fix


  • Improve: extract inline init script of widget to separate js file (rplg.js), common for rich plugins


  • Added common libs for urlopen and debug