This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Basic Testimonials


Activating this plugin will create a ‘Testimonials’ entry in your admin area. Just create a new testimonial, upload a picture of your client, type in their website, and hit publish !
If you need help while editing the testimonial, click the help button in the top right corner.
You can embed a nice blockquote with your testimonial by using the [testimonial] shortcode in your article content, page content, or even text widget.
There are two optionnal parameters to the shortcode.

  • [testimonial] will display a random testimonial.
  • [testimonial id=123] will display the specific testimonial with the id of 123.
  • [testimonial name=”testimonial-slug”] will display the specific testimonial with the slug of ‘testimonial-slug’.
  • [testimonial id= 123 name=”testimonial-slug”] : When you provide both an id and a name, only the name is used.

The plugin also provides a front end submission form. Now users can directly submit their testimonials when visiting your site.
To display the form, all you have to do is use the [testimonial-form] shortcode in your page.
This will generate a simple form where users can type in their name, website url, comment and even upload a picture.
If the process went fine the user will get a preview of his testimonial, and you’ll just have to approve it in your backend before using it.

If you have any questions, email me at


  • After activating the plugin, a new 'testimonials' content type will appear in the admin.
  • Fill in the details of your client : his name, website URL, comment content and a nice picture.
  • Embed the [testimonial] shortcode in your standard pages or articles.
  • It also works in text widgets.
  • That's it : enjoy your testimonial. Plus its layout is responsive !
  • Create a simple page with a form using a single shortcode ([testimonial-form]) and allow your clients to submit a testimonial directly from the front end of your site.
  • Here is what the form looks like on the front end. You can upload a nice picture !
  • If everything went fine, the user will see a preview of his testimonial.
  • All you have left to do is approve it in your backend. Now you can display it using the shortcode.


  1. Download the zip file and unzip it.
  2. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  4. That’s it ! Create your testimonial and use the shortcode to embed them !


Is Basic Testimonial compatible with all themes ?

Yes. It uses minimal styling so that testimonials blend seamlessly into your theme.


There are no reviews for this plugin.

Contributors & Developers

“Basic Testimonials” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Translate “Basic Testimonials” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Tested with WordPress 5.0.1.


  • Improved front end submission form security.


  • Added a front end submission form embeddable with a simple shortcode.


  • Initial release.