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Testimonials Widget

Description

Testimonials Widget lets you randomly slide or list selected portfolios, quotes, reviews, or text with images or videos on your WordPress site. You can insert Testimonials content via shortcode, theme functions, or widgets with category and tag selections and having multiple display options such as random or specific ordering.

Testimonials Widget is Beyond a Simple WordPress Testimonials Slider!

Carousel, fade, and slide transitions
Filter slideshow content by WordPress’ categories, tags, or post ID
Random display
Shortcode compatible – slide content that is rendered using shortcodes. e.g. Worpdress Galleries and Gravity Forms
Simply styled for easy theme adaption
Slide images – responsive image slideshow
Slide mixed content – responsively slide images, text, and video together
Slide text – useful for rotating testimonials
Slide videos – video slideshow
Widget and shortcode ready

Video Introduction

View a Live Testimonials Widget Demo

Testimonials Widget Premium

Testimonials Widget Premium increases all of Testimonials Widget’ benefits and features to over a 100 with…

Free, comprehensive support
5-star ratings
Caching
Excerpts
More selection options
Read more links
RSS feeds
Shortcodes and theme functions for testimonials count, form, and links summary
Use any post types for testimonials
User submitted testimonials

Buy Testimonials Widget Premium plugin for WordPress.

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General Information

More than one testimonials shortcode or widget instance can be displayed at a time on a page. Additionally, with shortcodes and theme functions, you can display a short or long list or rotation of testimonials anywhere you need.

Through categories and tagging, you can create organizational structures. Using categories for products, projects and services you can then apply tagging for further classification.

As an example, create a Portfolio category and then use tags to identify web, magazine, media, public, enterprise, or other niches. Then configure the Testimonial instance to show only Portfolio testimonials with the public and enterprise tags. In another Testimonial instance, you can also select only Portfolio testimonials, but then allow web and media tags.

For easy custom styling, each testimonial widget has its own CSS class identifier.

Widgets display content sans wpautop formatting. This means there’s no forced paragraph breaks unless the content specifically contains them. If needed, you can enable wpautop via the “Keep whitespace?” option.

The single testimonial view supports image, author, title, location, email, company and URL details.

As per Google’s quality guidelines, marking up irrelevant or misleading content, such as fake reviews or content unrelated to the focus of a page may lead to review stars removed.

Shortcodes

[testimonials] – Testimonials listings with paging
[testimonials_archives] – A monthly archive of your site’s testimonials
[testimonials_categories] – A list or dropdown of testimonials’ categories
[testimonials_examples] – Displays examples of commonly used testimonials’ shortcodes with attributes
[testimonials_options] – Displays summary of testimonials’ settings for use with shortcodes and theme functions
[testimonials_recent] – Your site’s most recent testimonials
[testimonials_slider] – Displays rotating testimonials or statically
[testimonials_tag_cloud] – A cloud of your most used testimonials’ tags

Theme Functions

<?php echo testimonials(); // Testimonials listing with paging ?>
<?php echo testimonials_archives(); // A monthly archive of your site's testimonials ?>
<?php echo testimonials_categories(); // A list or dropdown of testimonials' categories ?>
<?php echo testimonials_examples(); // Displays examples of commonly used testimonials' shortcodes with attributes ?>
<?php echo testimonials_options(); // Displays summary of testimonials' settings for use with shortcodes and theme functions ?>
<?php echo testimonials_recent(); // Your site's most recent testimonials ?>
<?php echo testimonials_slider(); // Displays rotating testimonials or statically ?>
<?php echo testimonials_tag_cloud(); // A cloud of your most used testimonials' tags ?>

Shortcode Examples

Read EXAMPLES.
View Testimonials Widget demo.

Shortcode and Widget Options

Please keep in mind that inheritance affects options. This means that changes made to Testimonials > Settings will not affect current widget instance options. You must change the widget instance manually. However, if you create a new widget instance, then the global settings will apply.

Further, global settings are the baseline for shortcodes. If you want to alter the shortcode appearance, then alter the shortcode options directly.

Details on the Shortcode Attributes tab at WordPress Admin > Testimonials > Settings. Alternately, read OPTIONS.

Testimonials Widget Migration Helpers

Testimonials Widget pre 2.0.0 – Install and activate Testimonials Widget 2.19.0 before installing the latest Testimonials Widget for automatic upgrading.
GC Testimonials
Testimonials by WooThemes

50+ Features

Adjustable animation speed
Admin interface to add, edit and manage testimonials
API to manipulate testimonials output and selection
Archive Page URL and Testimonial Page URL are prevented from being the same or matching existing pages.
Author field can override testimonial title
Auto-suggest for category and tag options
Automatic linking of email and URL fields via author or company fields
Capable of handling multiple widgets per page or post
Clickable widget titles
Commenting on testimonial single-view pages
Compatible with WordPress multisite
Configuration based validation for easy extending or overriding
Content truncation respects HTML tags
Custom CSS in footer for HTML validation
Custom text or HTML for bottom of widgets
Custom widget bottom text
Customizable archive and testimonial URLs
Customizable testimonial data field testimonial_extra
Customizable views via filters and template files
Date based archives
Deletes testimonials-widget custom post type entries and settings on uninstall
Disable self-generated quotation marks
Easy to configure Next and Previous page indicators
Editors and admins can edit testimonial publisher
Fields for author, testimonial, image, title, location, email, company and URL details
Flush URLs on deactivation
Gravatars saved as featured images
IDs column shown in testimonials edit page
IE7 CSS hacks for quotes and join parts
Image, email based Gravatar, category and tag enabled
Include testimonials in archive and category views.
Internal version tracking for compatibility checks and automatic settings update
Localizable via languages/testimonials-widget.pot
Lots of examples at WordPress Admin > Testimonials > Settings, Examples tab
Minimalist CSS styling for easier theming
Multiple paging options for testimonials listings
Optional commenting on testimonial single-view pages
Performance optimizations
Recent testimonials widget
Respects meta capabilities
Rotation JavaScript in footer than body
Settings export/import
Settings page contextual help
Settings screen for site-wide option defaults
Shortcode helpers on category and tag admin screens
Shortcodes allowed inside of testimonials content
Shortcodes and theme functions for listings and rotation
Single testimonial view includes image, author, title, location, email, company and URL details
Supports WP-PageNavi
Testimonial content supports HTML
Testimonial, email, and URL fields are clickable – URL requires http:// or https:// prefix
Testimonials archive view
Testimonials category widget
Testimonials output is completely customizable via filters
Testimonials slider widget displays rotating testimonials or statically
Testimonials support styling based upon CSS classes for category, tags and post id
Testimonials tag cloud widget
Unique CSS class per widget
URLs can be opened in new windows
Use custom taxonomy or WordPress’s own for categories and tags
Uses bxSlider for transitions
Widgets for testimonial’s archives, categories, recent, slider, and tag cloud
WordPress Multilingual enabled WPML

API

Read API.

Conflicts

ReOrder Post Within Categories – Uses custom ordering table

Deprecation Notices

Read DEPRECATED.

Localization

Dutch by Bjorn Robijns
Hebrew by Ahrale

You can translate this plugin into your own language if it’s not done so already. The localization file testimonials-widget.pot can be found in the languages folder of this plugin. After translation, please send the localized file for plugin inclusion.

How do I localize?

Notes

Default and Gravatar image size is based upon Thumbnail size in Media Settings
When plugin is uninstalled, all data and settings are deleted if “Remove Plugin Data on Deletion” is checked in Settings

Recommendation

Use Jonathan Lundström’s Drag & Drop Featured Image to speed up loading of the featured image

Thank You

A big, special thank you to Joe Weber of 12 Star Creative for creating the Testimonials Widget banner. It’s fantastic.

A cool thanks to RedRokk Library for the redrokk_metabox_class. It makes configuring meta boxes for your posts, pages or custom post types a snap.

Current development by Axelerant.

Screenshots

Testimonials Slider widget in use
[testimonials_slider] demo
[testimonials] demo
[testimonials_archives] demo
[testimonials_categories] demo
[testimonials_tag_cloud] demo
[testimonials_recent] demo
Single page testimonial view
Testimonials edit page
Testimonials Settings page
Testimonials Categories page
Poedit Catalog properties

Installation

Requirements

PHP 5.3+ Read notice – Since 2.16.0
WordPress 3.6+
jQuery 1.10+

Install Methods

Through WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New, Search for “Testimonials Widget”

Find “Testimonials Widget”
Click “Install Now” of “Testimonials Widget”

Click to Download testimonials-widget.zip locally

Through WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New
Click Upload
“Choose File” testimonials-widget.zip
Click “Install Now”

Click to Download and unzip testimonials-widget.zip locally

Using FTP, upload directory testimonials-widget to your website’s /wp-content/plugins/ directory

Activation

Click the “Activate” link for “Testimonials Widget” at WordPress Admin > Plugins

Usage

Watch Testimonial Widget
Read How do I create a testimonial record?
Add and manage testimonials through the Testimonials Widget menu in the WordPress admin area
To display testimonials as a widget, go to the Appearance > Widgets menu and drag the Testimonials Slider widget into the desired widget area. Then configure the widget to select options and display as desired.
Use the following shortcodes to display testimonials on a page, post, etc.

[testimonials] – Testimonials listings with paging
[testimonials_archives] – A monthly archive of your site’s testimonials
[testimonials_categories] – A list or dropdown of testimonials’ categories
[testimonials_examples] – Displays examples of commonly used testimonials’ shortcodes with attributes
[testimonials_options] – Displays summary of testimonials’ settings for use with shortcodes and theme functions
[testimonials_recent] – Your site’s most recent testimonials
[testimonials_slider] – Displays rotating testimonials or statically
[testimonials_tag_cloud] – A cloud of your most used testimonials’ tags

Read theme functions usage for using the following theme helpers.

<?php echo testimonials(); // Testimonials listing with paging ?>
<?php echo testimonials_archives(); // A monthly archive of your site's testimonials ?>
<?php echo testimonials_categories(); // A list or dropdown of testimonials' categories ?>
<?php echo testimonials_examples(); // Displays examples of commonly used testimonials' shortcodes with attributes ?>
<?php echo testimonials_options(); // Displays summary of testimonials' settings for use with shortcodes and theme functions ?>
<?php echo testimonials_recent(); // Your site's most recent testimonials ?>
<?php echo testimonials_slider(); // Displays rotating testimonials or statically ?>
<?php echo testimonials_tag_cloud(); // A cloud of your most used testimonials' tags ?>

See the Shortcode and Widget Options section for configuring shortcode and theme function attributes.

Tutorials

Adding or Editing Testimonial Widget on Your WordPress Website
Adding Rotating Testimonials to WordPress Tutorial
Testimonials Widget – WordPress Training Video
Testimonials Widget for WordPress
WordPress Testimonial Plugin Update

Upgrading

Through WordPress

Via WordPress Admin > Dashboard > Updates, click “Check Again”
Select plugins for update, click “Update Plugins”

Using FTP

Click to Download and unzip testimonials-widget.zip locally
Upload directory testimonials-widget to your website’s /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Be sure to overwrite your existing testimonials-widget folder contents

Deactivation

Click the “Deactivate” link for “Testimonials Widget” at WordPress Admin > Plugins

Deletion

Click the “Delete” link for “Testimonials Widget” at WordPress Admin > Plugins
Click the “Yes, Delete these files and data” button to confirm “Testimonials Widget” plugin removal

Documentation

Installation Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
Options
API
Benefits and Features
CHANGELOG
CONTRIBUTING
DEPRECATED
EXAMPLES
UPGRADING

FAQ

Testimonials Widget 3.0 Upgrading

This is a major overhaul without backwards compliance of over 80 changes. Please read the Testimonials Widget 3.0 and Testimonials Widget Premium 2.0 Upgrade Notice for more help.

Most Common Issues

Got Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STATIC…? See Most Axelerant Plugins Require PHP 5.3+
Got The plugin does not have a valid header error? See Error: The plugin does not have a valid header
Shortcode not working? Read about enabling shortcodes in widgets and make sure your theme isn’t using the same shortcode.
404 – Page not found
Add testimonials using Gravity Forms
Change styling or debug CSS
Customize bxSlider
Debug theme and plugin conflicts
How do I create a testimonial record?
How do I reset options?
How to change testimonials layout
My options don’t work
Pagination is broken
Testimonials slider doesn’t rotate

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