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Testimonials by Woothemes Plugin

testimonials by Woothemes plugin for WordPress

Testimonials by Woothemes Plugin is a free plugin that works great on any theme, not just Woothemes. Its simple coding also allows the plugin to match the style of your theme. It gives you the option to add a testimonial page using a shortcode and also has a great widget for your sidebars or widgetized areas.

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19 Responses to Testimonials by Woothemes Plugin

  1. Sheila Hoffman February 13, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    Nice one Bob. It’s so new it doesn’t show up on WooThemes Plugin page yet! I like it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Bob Dunn February 13, 2013 at 9:28 am #

      Yeah, I’ve noticed that… actually surprised it didn’t show up there before .org…

  2. Oz February 13, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    Bob
    This is great! Thank you.

  3. Robert Terson March 4, 2013 at 4:40 am #

    Bob,
    I’m trying to set up a WordPress Testimonials page using Testimonials by Woothemes, but each testimonial comes out in a single block paragraph, instead of the individual paragraphs I’m entering. Is there any way to have multiple paragraphs with this plugin?

    • Bob Dunn March 4, 2013 at 6:23 am #

      So are you using the shortcode for the page? I know that it uses you themes style sheet, but you should still be getting separate testimonials. Can you post the URL of that page?

  4. Jennifer April 1, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    I would like to the testimonials to show one at a time (changing) on the front page, but it seems no matter what I plug in there is a giant gray box with nothing else. Any thoughts on how to fix this?

    • Bob Dunn April 1, 2013 at 8:43 am #

      Hey Jennifer, first, you will need to make sure it’s set for just 1 testimonial and that the drop down box for “order by” choose random order. This should change the testimonial on reload of the page. If not, try it a couple of times.

      Now as far as a gray box, that’s weird. So you have some testimonials set up obviously? Not sure if it’s conflicting with your theme or another plugin. Do you have a URL that shows what it is looking like?

      • Jennifer April 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

        Hi Bob! Thanks for your response. I turned off all the other plugins, and that helped a little. I also moved it into the sidebar. But it’s still showing up as blank. (We do have a title showing, so that’s progress)

        http://cyclechina.com/four-day-mystical-yangshuo-outdoor-adventure/

        Ideally I wanted to have a strip across the main page that slides different reviews. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find the short code for that.

        • Bob Dunn April 2, 2013 at 7:18 am #

          Yeah, it should be showing them if you have put some in under “testimonials” in the dashboard. Weird. And unfortunately there is not shortcode for this plugin to have them show up in slides, you will need to find another plugin for that.

  5. Aicee April 7, 2013 at 3:49 am #

    Hi Bob,

    I would like the Testimonials to be on a vertical layout like the one on this demo, http://demo2.woothemes.com/?name=theonepager

    How would I do that?
    Thanks! :)

    • Bob Dunn April 7, 2013 at 7:46 am #

      Hi Aicee, I don’t think that can be done with this widget, and not sure I know of one that does that. It looks custom to me, just saying. One thing you might consider is how I did mine on this page http://bobwp.com/build-your-wordpress-blog-online-class/

      What I did was create the whole thing in another program and saved it as a jpg and inserted. Since I’m not a coder, and don’t like much messing with it, this gives me a nice layout without having to worry something will screw up. Hope that helps.

  6. Jan Rossi May 26, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    Bob – nice video. I came here because I confused myself with the whole testimonials thing on a website I was working on. the WooThemes one is the first testimonial widget I tried and for some reason the styling on my theme wanted to put an open quote in the beginning, but no close quote. It would have looked stylish if the open quote was large and graphically appealing – but it looked regular….so that not having an end quote looked like a mistake. My client kept telling me there was double quotes, because I added quotes in the text area. It seemed to be a thorn in my side – so I ditched this one and used another one. (It was most likely my style sheet interrupting the styling……so people should know problems could be because of your theme )

    Enter “Testimonials” and this one I like and it slides in and out and there is no conflict with the darn quotation marks. Problem here is that when you upload these plugins the name might say “Testimonials by woothemes” but when it sits there in your plug-in list it just says Testimonials. Talk about confusing.

    I know this is an issue with other similar sounding plug-ins. I wish the folks at WordPress would ensure these plug-ins are all named correctly and that their name when you download them MATCH the name on your plug-ins page.

    All is ok now…..it’s just that I had to figure out which one to delete! And it took a bit longer than I thought!! Felt I should share this information. i will subscribe to your videos. Very informative – thanks. Jan

    • Bob Dunn May 28, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

      Yeah, I ended up using a different one myself at some point because I needed something a big more dynamic. Will have to write a post about it…cheers!

  7. Rossi June 25, 2013 at 2:32 am #

    honestly i don’t get it why everybody uses testimonial plugin where actual customers are unable to do.
    I expect my customers do a testimonials no me

    • Bob Dunn June 25, 2013 at 7:17 am #

      Hey Rossi, for some businesses this just works better. My customers do the testimonials for me, I just post them through the plugin in order to present them in a better way. For brick and mortar businesses, you have sites where people can rate you and leave comments, like a hotel, restaurant. But not so much with services. Would love to hear you explain exactly what you mean and how you get them on your site, if you even do that….

      • Rossi June 25, 2013 at 9:26 am #

        @Bob thanks for quick response.
        May be u could suggest something for me, I’m looking for testimonial/feedback form + rotation/slider which gonna go on footer widget.

        actually i don’t know may be it is too much to do testimonial page plus form and rotating testimonial on footer

        • Bob Dunn June 27, 2013 at 6:46 am #

          Hey Rossi, actually I have been using this one… http://wordpress.org/plugins/testimonials-widget/

          I haven’t worked out my page yet but it does give you a shortcode I believe that you can control what shows on the page. And it has a nice widget to that you could drop in the footer. You can see in in action in the sidebar on my training and coaching page…

  8. Nathan Driver August 21, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Trying to use this as a widget and have a custom excerpt instead of the full length – have you come across this?

    • Bob Dunn August 21, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

      So it’s automatically giving you a custom excerpt instead of a full length quote. Is this in the widget or via a page?

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