The Yelp Platform for WP Business Reviews allows you to embed reviews from any business from the Yelp.com website. This article describes in depth how to connect your WP Business Reviews plugin with Yelp.com to pull your reviews.
How to Connect to Yelp
In order for the plugin to access your Yelp reviews, you must first create a Yelp API key by following the steps in this tutorial video.
Features of the Yelp API
Yelp only allows serving reviews via the Yelp API. That necessarily means there are some limitations. Keep in mind the following:
- Yelp only serves 3 reviews total over their API.
- The order they provide those 3 reviews is fixed and is custom. They call it the “Yelp Sort Order” and are supposed to be the most relevant to your business.
- The Yelp API is free, but is limited to 5,000 API calls a day. WP Business Reviews users should never hit that limit since API calls are only done from the Collections Builder screen.
Keep in mind that you can use manual or auto-refreshing of reviews to add new reviews from your Yelp sources using our auto-refresh feature.
Adding Single Yelp Reviews
The Reviews that you don’t get over the API, you can add manually as Single Yelp Reviews.