Testimonial Importer

Using the Strong Testimonials Importer extension, you can import testimonials/reviews from 3rd party sites/plugins like: Facebook, Google, Yelp, Zomato & Woocommerce.

After activating the plugin go to Testimonials -> Import.

Reviews that come from other sources will include the reviewer’s name, reviewer’s rating, and sometimes the reviewer’s email. That’s why it’s important to specify in which of your testimonial fields these will be imported into. If you don’t have an appropriate field make sure to create one by going to Testimonial -> Fields.

The Minimum Rating option allows you to import only testimonials above a certain rating.

The Auto Import feature will automatically import reviews on a specified time interval.

Importing Facebook Reviews

Click on Connect to Facebook button. You will be asked to login to Facebook and select the Facebook pages that you want to import from.

After you’ve successfully linked your Facebook account, your pages will be displayed:

By clicking on Import Reviews the plugin will import reviews from these Facebook pages. You can add more pages from other Facebook accounts by clicking the Connect to Facebook button again and repeating the process. You can also delete pages that you no longer want to import from by clicking the Trash icon.

Make sure you click the Save Changes button after you’ve finished importing, otherwise the pages that you have added won’t be saved. The Facebook pages that you have saved will be used when auto-importing reviews.

You can check your newly imported testimonials by going to Testimonials -> All Testimonials.

These imported testimonials will be placed in separate testimonial categories. For example the reviews from a ‘Rock Band’ page will be placed in a ‘Rock Band’ testimonial category, which will be a child of ‘Facebook Reviews’.

Importing Google Reviews

To import Google reviews you first need a Google Places API Key (learn how to get one here).

Google requires users to enable billing on their Google accounts before accessing the Google Places API to retrieve reviews.

Enabling billing on the Google Cloud Platform should not result in any actual charges since regular use of the plugin falls under the free usage quota. Even so, enabling billing for your Google account is required in order to import your reviews over time.

After you’ve entered a valid API key the Location Lookup field will appear:

Start typing the name or address of a Google Location, and choose it from the list. The new location will be added:

By clicking on the Import Reviews button, the plugin will import reviews from the selected location. You can add more Google locations by repeating the process. You can also delete locations that you no longer want to import reviews from by clicking on the Trash icon.

Make sure you click the Save Changes button after you’ve finished importing, otherwise the locations that you have added won’t be saved. The Google locations that you have saved will be used when auto-importing reviews.

You can check your newly imported testimonials by going to Testimonials -> All Testimonials.

Google only serves 5 reviews in a single API request. But the number of reviews from a certain location will increase over time if you use the auto-import feature.

These imported testimonials will be placed in a separate testimonial category. For example the Google reviews from ‘Pizzana Brentwood’ will be placed in a ‘Pizzana Brentwood’ testimonial category, which will be a child of ‘Google Reviews’.

Importing Yelp Reviews

To import Yelp reviews you first need a Yelp API Key (learn how to get one here).

After you’ve entered a valid API key the Business Page URL field will appear:

Paste in a Yelp Business Page URL such as `https://www.yelp.ie/biz/royal-bakery-los-angeles`. The new location will be added:

By clicking on the Import Reviews button, the plugin will import reviews from the selected location. You can add more Yelp locations by repeating the process. You can also delete locations that you no longer want to import reviews from by clicking on the Trash icon.

Make sure you click the Save Changes button after you’ve finished importing, otherwise the locations that you have added won’t be saved. The Yelp locations that you have saved will be used when auto-importing reviews.

You can check your newly imported testimonials by going to Testimonials -> All Testimonials.

Yelp only serves 3 reviews in a single API request. But the number of reviews from a certain location will increase over time if you use the auto-import feature.

These imported testimonials will be placed in a separate testimonial category. For example the Yelp reviews from ‘Royal Bakery’ will be placed in a testimonial category named ‘Royal Bakery’, which will be a child of ‘Yelp Reviews’.

Importing Zomato Reviews

To import Zomato reviews you first need a Zomato API Key (learn how to get one here).

After you’ve entered a valid API key, you can search for a City:

Then for a location inside that city:

Click on a location. The new location will be added:

By clicking on the Import Reviews button, the plugin will import reviews from the selected location. You can add more Zomato locations by repeating the process. You can also delete locations that you no longer want to import reviews from by clicking on the Trash icon.

Make sure you click the Save Changes button after you’ve finished importing, otherwise the locations that you have added won’t be saved. The Zomato locations that you have saved will be used when auto-importing reviews.

You can check your newly imported testimonials by going to Testimonials -> All Testimonials.

Zomato only serves 5 reviews in a single API request. But the number of reviews from a certain location will increase over time if you use the auto-import feature.

These imported testimonials will be placed in a separate testimonial category. For example the Zomato reviews from ‘Pike Pub’ will be placed in a testimonial category named ‘Pike Pub’, which will be a child of ‘Zomato Reviews’.

Importing WooCommerce Reviews

You can import reviews from all your WooCommerce products, or from a particular set of product categories, or just from single products.

Importing reviews from all products
Importing reviews from specific product categories
Importing reviews from specific products

By clicking on the Import Reviews button, the plugin will import reviews from the selected products. Make sure you click the Save Changes button after you’ve finished importing if you wish to use the auto-import feature.

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