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Testimonials by Aihrus
Very easy to use, moderately easy to style (15 posts)

5 stars
  1. Adam
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Fantastic for quickies.

    This would take all five stars if it came with an easy way to link the excerpt to the full testimonial. I have a lot of testimonials that run several paragraphs; I gotta be able to link to them to make the plugin useful.

  2. Michael Cannon
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the review.

    What would be your suggested way to link from the short testimonial to full?

    What would make styling easier?

  3. Adam
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think options to wrap the whole testimonial in the link to the full testimonial—which work fine, for my purposes, as they are—and to add a Read More/Read the Rest… link to the full testimonial at the end. Either would be fine; both would be great!

  4. Adam
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, and styling: I found the selectors hard to locate. Either a more formalized set of selectors and corresponding help in the FAQ, or maybe a list of options in the Settings page.

    Thanks for asking!

  5. Michael Cannon
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I appreciate the response. When I get back to dev I'll look into linking to full testimonials as the next item to do.

  6. Adam
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks!

  7. Michael Cannon
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm working with the "Read more" links now. I'd like to know where specifically you'd suggest putting them?

    Before or after the cite?
    Text align left or right?
    Default text should be "Read more…" or something else?

    Linking the whole overall testimonial is fine for when testimonials don't already contain links. However, how should we let the user know that they can click for the fuller testimonial?

  8. Adam
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, you're so awesome!

    I think immediately after the cite, aligned left with the text. An HTML arrow symbol or something like it might help clarify it visually—example here. If you felt up to it, give the user the option to create their own "Read More" text, but for a default, I think either "Read More" or "Full Testimonial" is fine.

    I say if the testimonial contains links in the first [X] characters, strip them out and wrap the teaser text in a link to the full text.

    I'm making these requests with a very limited knowledge of PHP—believe me, I've tried, and I'm not built for serious coding—so if any of this is a big pain, I won't feel the least bit disappointed if it's not in the next edition of the plugin.

    Thanks again!

  9. Michael Cannon
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the feedback. Usability is a concern of mine and it doesn't always seem appropriate to have the "Read more". Hence why I'm asking around so much for feedback.

  10. Michael Cannon
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    See FAQ #34 and FAQ #35 of upcoming release 2.3.0 for explanation CSS that's used.

    Please let me know how to improve it.

  11. Adam
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just upgraded & donated. :)

    Looking forward to appearing-as-appropriate links.

  12. Michael Cannon
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you Adam!

    Do let me know if you run into any trouble.

  13. Michael Cannon
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Adam,

    This would take all five stars if it came with an easy way to link the excerpt to the full testimonial.

    Does Testimonials Widget get 5 stars now?

    :)

    Michael

  14. Adam
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Whoo! Much-improved!

    Why does the link start with the ellipsis, though? It's visually awkward, and I think un-web-grammatical.

    Ideally, I'd like to see a syntax like this:

    <testimonial><ellipsis><space><Read More link>

    I'm marking it five stars just for your phenomenal commitment to the plugin. I don't think I've ever seen a developer so in touch with his/her users, nor working so actively. :)

  15. Michael Cannon
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I knew there was something funky about what I did. Thanks for pointing out the <testimonial><ellipsis><space><Read More link> bits. Fixed in 1.2.1. You'll have the updated add-on shortly in your email.

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