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[resolved] [Plugin: Testimonial Widget] Feature requests (18 posts)

  1. j0hnsmith
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can we use this thread for feature requests so they can all be viewed in one place.

    * short codes (a few people have asked for this)
    * optional image for each testimonial (perhaps the logo of the company that provided the testimonial)

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/testimonials-widget/

  2. befound
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The plugin requires a title, if left blank "Testimonials" is displayed above the testimonials. It would be good to allow that field to be blank and top justify for alignment without text in the title. It's rather obvious that they are testimonials and doesn't need to be identified.

    Thanks!

  3. j0hnsmith
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi

    Try inserting one space as the title.

  4. befound
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I did that. The problem is that the top of the testimonial text is not at the top of the widget area.

  5. Bike
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi I would like to have an optional URL field with a couple of checkboxes.
    The URL field will not be visible, but will be the link that will like either the entire quote, or just the author (or both, hence the chekboxes).

    This way it is much easier (no more HTML href-ing etc) to link the author and/or quote to an URL, either as a source or to read more.

    Another good option would be to have the WP editor work when adding a quote, for easy formatting.
    Cheers

  6. Bike
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ps: I just noticed that testimonials are not exported by the wordpress exporter (other custom fields are exported).

    This alone makes that I cannot use your plugin as I need to test it one one server before exporting it and importing it on another.

    Cheers

  7. j0hnsmith
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @befound, I'll add an option for no title.
    @Bike, thanks for your comments. I'll see what I can do.

  8. wibbsy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, great plugin so far. A few functional wishes:

    1. assign a category to testimonials
    2. short-code to display testimonials in posts/pages based on individual testimonials, all testimonials or by category
    3. place 2 separate (optional) fields below author for company and role so the testimonial could show <author> <role> <company> <source>
    4. add an image to the testimonial.

    Then this would be peeeeeeerfect testimonial plugin! ;)

  9. t0mmyZ
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i'd like to echo the request for a shortcode to display all testimonials in a nice format on a page. In most cases, we need to create a testimonial page as well as using the widget on the front page.

    I think Wibbsy summarized it pretty well, thanks, and any updates on future development will be appreciated.

  10. Michael Cannon
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    wibbsy, t0mmyZ:

    1. Are you saying you'd like category assignment to replace current tagging?

    2. Can you please provide a sample output of HTML for the display testimonials short-code?

    3. I'm hesitant to add more fields, unless a few other folks speak up for them. The current fields accept HTML and therefore, you can already abuse Testimonials to have the role and company fields.

    4. You can use HTML in the testimonial to show an image already. Do you want to relate media attachments to testimonials? If so, then what kind of formatting is wanted?

    Alternately, there's http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quotes-collection/.

  11. wibbsy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    1. Are you saying you'd like category assignment to replace current tagging?

    Yes please so that I can structure the testimonials perhaps based on industry or service or client subsidiary etc....

    2. Can you please provide a sample output of HTML for the display testimonials short-code?

    Simply so I can embed quotes and testimonials in different pages/post and reference as above.

    3. I'm hesitant to add more fields, unless a few other folks speak up for them. The current fields accept HTML and therefore, you can already abuse Testimonials to have the role and company fields.

    Understand but those are the only other fields I'd like as 9 times out of 10 the testimonial will be linked with a person and thus it would be better to see their job role for others to decide has strong that quote is. Just makes it easier to arrange rather then having independent html sections scattered around.

    4. You can use HTML in the testimonial to show an image already. Do you want to relate media attachments to testimonials? If so, then what kind of formatting is wanted?

    Again, simply for ease so I don;t have to reference the separate html and can simply link the image in short-code. Formatting would be width/height/lightbox/alt text.

  12. hotspotdesign
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,
    a short-code to display the testimonials in a page or post would be really helpful!
    IS this already available or oany change this will be out soon?

  13. Michael Cannon
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry, I've been busy with changes to TYPO3 Importer and the Flickr Shortcode Importer. I should be getting around to these this month.

    If you're in a hurry, you might try out http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quotes-collection/. They've done a nice job and is what this plugin was originally based upon.

    Michael

  14. Michael Cannon
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please check out 0.2.4 release. It contains shortcode for displaying testimonials by id, tags and other options.

    Fuller shortcode options listed on http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/testimonials-widget/.

  15. Michael Cannon
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Bike,

    Any idea on how to include the testimonials in the WP export? Do you know another plugin that is included for me to look at?

    Michael

  16. Michael Cannon
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    wibbsy,

    Still needing those extra fields and images?

    Michael

  17. Bike
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Michael No, I just used SQL/phpmyadmin to export and import again. Some extra steps, but worked

  18. Michael Cannon
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Bike, good to know the problem was solved.

    I think if I revised testimonials to use the posts and posts meta model, then it'd be exportable like the rest.

    Figure that can be a version 1.0 thing if the demand ever comes.

    Ciao!

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