GC Testimonials is an easy to use Testimonial Manager that allows you to easily gather and display testimonials on your WordPress site.
This plugin does what it ways it will and is very full featured. However, we're looking for ratings with rich snippets and Schema output...
All i wanted was a simple testimonial plugin that used custom post types and that could be moderated and shown on a page using shortcodes. I tried a couple other plugins that didn't fit my needs. They were either way too crazy or bloated to use, or didn't work properly. This plugin works. It's now my defacto/standard testimonials plugin because of the simplicity. I give it 5 stars because of this and already started using it on another website. I do wish/hope the developer would update and maintain it though. It would be sad to see this plugin fall to the wayside because of neglect.
This plugin does everything I need and works perfectly right out of the box. The shortcodes and widget are simple but flexible. The plugin is well documented, easy to set up, and the results look good without any custom styling.
My client needed a plugin that can display testimonials in random order on a web page and also rotate testimonials in a sidebar. This plugin does both. New testimonials can be added in the WordPress back end from any editor account. Administrator access is not needed. This is perfect for clients who want to update their own content without worrying about breaking their site. New testimonials can also be submitted from the front end via an online form and will not be published until approved by the moderator.
Erin Garscadden, keep up the great work! Please let us know what we can do to help you help us. :)
Thank you so much,
I looked throught a lot of plugins and this one is the best for me. Thank you!
P.S.: please, add an e-mail notifications with an ability to enter an e-mail.
The plugin, as a concept, is lovely and perfect for my needs. However, it's public facing display system is broken. I've contacted the developer numerous times and have not had any luck with a solution that's worked. She defers to not having the time to fix it.
I just hope someone picks up this plugin and runs with it. It's EXACTLY what I wanted as I know many others have as well.
<3 madaling baguhin ang source code :)
Great plugin. Clean. Nice layout on the user side. Thanks!
I compared this with a few other testimonial widgets:
-IvyCat AJAX Testimonials
Out of these, this one works the best (I had some compatibility issues with IvyCat and Paid Memberships Pro), and has the features you would expect.
Features I expect include a shortcode to display all testimonials and a widget that rotates testimonials at random (they included a nice touch that the rotation pauses when your mouse is over it).
The only downside I found is the length of the excerpt being too small in the widget. This is easily fixed by editing the plugin, and changing this line:
echo '<div class="content">'.wp_trim_words( $testimonial->post_content, $num_words = 50, $more = '...' ).'</div>';
Change from 50 to 200 or so.
Extremely attractive in-page testimonials (filterable by category) is created.
Item title becomes item caption. Cool, if you want that.
Very nice default format for widget.
* No apparent way to control output order
* I cannot get the "cycle" (Ajax) function to work
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