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How to Display Facebook Reviews on Your WordPress Site

Online reviews are one of the most powerful signals of the trustworthiness of your business or service. And that’s true whether your business is online-only or a traditional brick and mortar storefront. In fact, local consumer review surveys show that 86% of consumers read reviews for local businesses, and a whopping 91% of 18-34-year-olds trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.

If you have put time and effort into getting reviews for your business on Facebook, you may be happy to learn that you can display those reviews on your WordPress website. In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to incorporate your Facebook reviews feed into WordPress in a few easy steps using the WP Facebook Review Slider plugin.

Share Facebook Reviews in WordPress

The first thing to do is log in to your WordPress admin section and navigate to: Plugins > Add New.

In the “Search plugins…” box, enter “WP Facebook Review Slider.” When you’ve located the plugin, click the “Install Now” button.

How to select WordPress Facebook reviews plugin

In the left side navigation list in your WordPress admin section, click the “WP FB Reviews” link.

Click the “Get Access Code Here” button.

WordPress Facebook reviews how to get access code

A popup window will open with a Facebook login button. Click it and log in to the Facebook account that is connected to the Facebook page for your business.

Once you have connected to your Facebook account, a new page will open.

Copy the access code (you’re going to paste it into the plugin configuration when we get back to your WordPress admin section).

Enter the URL for your WordPress site. Note that if you are using the plugin to display the Facebook page reviews in a particular post or on a particular page of your site (we’ll talk more about that in a minute), you must enter the URL for that particular post or page.

WordPress Facebook reviews how to get access code and enter site URL

Scroll down to the bottom of the configuration page and select the Facebook page that has the reviews that you want to display on your WordPress site. All pages related to your Facebook account will be listed as options here.

Click the “Save” button.

WordPress Facebook reviews select page name

Close the configuration window and go back to your WordPress admin area.

In the left side navigation list in your WordPress admin section, click the “WP FB Reviews” link.

Paste the access code that you copied in the previous step into the “Secret Access Code” box (A), and click the “Save Settings” button (B).

WordPress Facebook reviews how to enter access code

Create a Template to Display Facebook Reviews in WordPress

The next step is to create the template that will display your Facebook reviews on your WordPress site.

Click the “Templates” link (or tab) under “WP FB Reviews.”

Click the “Add New Reviews Template” button.

WordPress Facebook reviews how to add a template

There are a lot of settings to control the appearance of the plugin, but for the purposes of this tutorial, we will stick to the two basic settings, first is the “Template Title” (A), which can be anything you’d like (it will not be visible on your site).

Next is “Choose Template Type” (B). For this tutorial, we are inserting the plugin into the sidebar or footer of the WordPress site, so select “Widget Area.” If you were going to use the plugin in a particular post or page of your site (as mentioned earlier), you would choose “Post or Page,” though we’re not covering that configuration here.

Scroll down and click the “Save Template” button.

WordPress Facebook reviews template configuration

Now to add the plugin to a sidebar or footer, go to Appearance > Widgets and drag the widget to the Footer or Sidebar list.

WordPress Facebook reviews widget placement

Open the “WP Reviews Widget” box in the Footer or Sidebar list.

Enter the “Widget Title” (A) (this will be visible on your website above the Facebook reviews section), and from the “Select Review Template” drop-down select the Review Template that you created earlier (B).

Click the “Save” button

WordPress Facebook reviews widget configuration

Finishing Up

In the left side navigation list in your WordPress admin section, click the “WP FB Reviews” link.

Click the “Retrieve Reviews” button.

WordPress Facebook reviews retrieve reviews

That’s it!

When you view your website now, your Facebook page reviews should be visible in the Footer or Sidebar, depending on where you placed the widget.

WordPress Facebook reviews final results

Ready to add even more Facebook functionality to your WordPress site? Check out our How to Include Your Facebook Like Box in WordPress tutorial (for the easiest integration, scroll down to “Method 2: Using Jetpack”), or our How to Set WordPress to Display Facebook Events tutorial. Both of those will also help boost your business.

Have reviews been beneficial to your business? Do you use methods other than Facebook to get reviews for your business?

Author: Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips is a web hosting industry veteran, helping people make the most of their web presence since 1995.

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