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Easy Testimonials

Easy Testimonials is a simple-to-use plugin for adding Testimonials to your WordPress Theme, using a shortcode or a widget.


  • Minor admin UI updates
  • User Reported Bug Fixes


  • Feature: adds support for Categories to front end submission form.
  • Feature: adds new shortcode, [testimonials_count], that allows display of number of testimonials in the system.


  • Update: addresses issue that was preventing users from listing a Category full of Testimonials via /category-slug/ lists.


  • Addresses issue with PHP short tags inside shortcode generator.


  • Addresses issue with Hello Testimonials importing.


  • Adds general class to testimonial wrapping div, for better CSS targeting.
  • Adds schema.org itemReviewed markup to third custom field, Product Reviewed.
  • Adds shortcode attribute, show_other, that defaults to false, to control whether or not the third custom field is displayed.
  • Updates Pro Theme styles to support more features.
  • Admin Style cleanup.
  • Adds attribute based classes to wrapping HTML, to allow better user control of styling.


  • Fix: addresses issue with empty custom fields being displayed, causing issues with certain themes.
  • Fix: addresses box-sizing compatibility issue.


  • Fix: addresses issue where "Location / Product Reviewed / Other" custom label and description weren't carrying through to the front end submission form.


  • Fix: address user reported errors.


  • Feature: Adds option third custom field, Location / Product Reviewed / Other, to allow more information collection and more display customization.
  • Feature: Adds option to redirect users to a specific URL after succesfully submitting their Testimonial.
  • Fix: Address issue with Cycled Testimonial Widget not displaying dates or remember Ratings as Stars options.
  • Update: Alter Cycled Widget to use a random order WP Query when displaying random testimonials - to prevent showing the same 5 testimonials in a random order every page load.
  • Update: Updates compatibility to WP 4.1.1


  • Fix: address issue with some incorrectly set settings data.


  • Feature: Adds ability to set the View More Text
  • Feature: Adds copyable Single Testimonial Shortcode display to Single Testimonial Edit screen.


  • Feature: Updates Testimonial Submission Notification e-mails to send to multiple addresses and optionally include the submitted testimonial.
  • Feature: Adds option to display star ratings via the Widgets.
  • Feature: Adds option to display the Testimonial Date via the Widgets.
  • Fix: Replace "Category Slug" field on Widgets with Category Drop Down selector.
  • Fix: Address issue where some options weren't defaulted correctly.


  • Update: Fix incorrect default for custom single_testimonial shortcode.
  • Update: Change point that CSS is enqueued to improve compatibility with various caching plugins.


  • Update: add option to control registered shortcodes to allow compatibility adjustments for various themes and plugins.
  • Update: adds Themes to shortcode generator.


  • Fix: address issue where stars weren't showing appropriately to logged out users.


  • Update: CSS tweaks.


  • Update: minify new assets.


  • Update: Adds 25 New Themes!
  • Update: Adds Show Publication Date and Show Star Ratings options to Shortcode Generator.
  • Fix: Addresses issue where Publication Date was output in an incorrect position when meta data was displayed below the Testimonial.


  • Fix: Address broken images on Style and Theme Options Settings.


  • Feature: adds ability to display testimonial publication date via shortcode.
  • Update: adds new shortcode options to shortcode generator.
  • Update: updates compatibility to WP 4.1


  • Fix: hide newsletter signup form from Pro activated users.


  • Fix: address compatibility issue with Tri.be Events Calendar.


  • Feature: Adds ability to choose a specific theme via the shortcode.
  • Feature: Adds integration with Hello Testimonials.
  • Feature: Adds output filters for greater developer control over display formatting.
  • Fix: Various bug fixes.


  • Feature: adds ability to use pagination with the list all testimonials shortcode.
  • Updates Help & Instructions with more details.
  • Updates Shortcode Generator to reflect more shortcode options.


  • Supports schema.org review markup.
  • Address issue with custom fields being lost during quick edit.


  • Address issues with easy-testimonials-admin.js
  • Address issue with shortcode generator using the incorrect value for random order.


  • Fix: address issue where the same title was being displayed repeatedly when using the Random Testimonial display functionality.


  • Fix: address issue where Testimonials Read More Link was being displayed in the full list of testimonial, when it is intended only to be displayed in random, single, or cycled testimonials.


  • Feature: adds shortcode generator to greatly increase ease of implementing plugin.


  • Feature: adds ability to control the number of testimonials that appear in each slide of the testimonial cycle. Defaults to one testimonial per slide.
  • Adds Help & Instructions Screen.
  • Adds submenu to Easy Testimonials Settings for easier navigation.


  • Feature: adds support for ratings to testimonials and the front-end submission form.
  • Cleans up Submission Form Options screen to be more legible.


  • Feature: adds support for front-end testimonial submission to the submission form.


  • Update: compatibile with WordPress 4.0.
  • Feature: adds support for pagers to cycled testimonials.

  • Update: Address 404 error with jquery.cycl2.js.map file in Google Chrome.


  • Update: reworks some things on the settings screen.
  • Pro Feature: new pro theme options available.


  • Feature: adds ability to control the order in which Testimonials are displayed.
  • Update: adds new compatibilty option to help some users who have slideshow issues.

  • Registration update.

  • Minor update.

  • Update: hides output of all but first testimonial when using cycled testimonial output.


  • Feature: adds ability to randomize the order of the cycled testimonials.


  • Feature: adds Captcha to Front End Testimonial Submission.
  • Update: add more classes to output to allow more control with CSS, such as client and position.
  • Fix: address undefined index notice in sidebar widget.


  • Update: adds option to apply The Content filter to Testimonial output.
  • Update: reposition custom CSS output for validation purposes.


  • Fix: address issue with Continue Reading links leading to 404 pages.
  • Update: respect wordpress content formatting in testimonials.
  • Fix: change position of Testimonials menu item, so that it doesn't dissappear in some situations.


  • Update: adds wrapping class to submission success message.
  • Update: updates form output to properly use output buffering.


  • Feature: adds ability to control the labels, description, and display of certain fields on the submission form.
  • Feature: adds the ability to receive notifications at a specified e-mail address on new submissions.
  • Update: restructure queries to load a bit faster.


  • Fix: address deprecated function use in widget.
  • Fix: fix issue using Fade transition with the Widget.


  • Feature: Adds more javascript transitions to Pro version.
  • Fix: Addresses a PHP notice.

  • Update: Adds ability to use the excerpt with Read More functionality via the cycle shortcode.
  • Minor Feature: Adds ability to control output of images in the via the cycle shortcode.


  • Feature: Outputs shortcode to list testimonials in a category inside the Category list in the admin area.
  • Feature: Adds ability to control image display via the shortcodes.


  • Pro Feature: Adds the ability to control the size of images that are displayed.


  • Feature: Adds ability to create Categories for Testimonials, and to only display Testimonials by Category.

  • Fix: Fixes issue with "Fade" transition being locked out.


  • Feature: Adds option to output Mystery Man avatar, if no other image is available.
  • Minor Fix: Address CSS issue with sliding testimonials.

  • Pro Feature: Adds Support for more Cycle2 Transitions.

  • Compatibilty Option Update: Adds option to disable Cycle2 JavaScript that is included with Easy Testimonials.
  • Minor Fix: Address bug in single testimonial shortcode output.


  • Feature: Adds ability to display either the Excerpt or the Full Content of the Testimonial.
  • Update: Addresses compatibility issues with the slider on several different Themes by moving Javascript to Footer.
  • Pro Version Fix: Address bug with front-end testimonial submission.

  • Update: set height of sidebar testimonial cycle container to match height of content inside.


  • Feature: Adds Testimonial Cycle Widget to Appearance section.


  • Update: Shortcode examples to help embed single testimonials.
  • Feature: Support for Cycle 2 via Shortcode.


  • Minor Fix: address bug in registration.


  • New Pro Feature: Submit Testimonials from the front end!


  • Fix: only output testimonial titles in the widget if the option is checked.


  • Fix: output correct title with random testimonials.


  • Feature: ability to output title of the testimonial with the shortcode.


  • Fix: address mistargeted CSS in new theme.


  • New Style Available: Clean Style. With the clean style, you'll get smooth looking avatars and a clean, clear layout for your testimonial text. Looks great with the TwentyThirteen theme!
  • Update: Adds Classes to paragraph tags in the testimonial list, for easier CSS targeting.


  • Fix: Featured Image should no longer break in your themes.
  • Feature: Ability to set a number of random testimonials to output, with the shortcode or the widget.
  • Feature: Ability to set a number of testimonials to appear via the standard testimonial shortcode.
  • Feature: Ability to set Custom CSS via the Settings panel.

  • Minor Fix: address warning message output when no pre-existing featured image support is found.


  • Fix: address issue where Featured Image support was only applied to Testimonials, after activating this plugin.


  • Fix: address some code quirks that were causing activation errors in certain web environments.


  • Fix: no longer display Read More when looking at full list view.


  • Fix: tiny CSS error.


  • New Feature: Adds support for themes, for easy styling. Includes a few themes.


  • Minor edits.


  • New Feature: Option to Display the Custom Fields above or below the Testimonials. Defaults to Below.
  • Update: Compatible with WordPress 3.6.


  • New Feature: Testimonials Now Support Images!


  • Released!

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.1
Last Updated: 2015-3-26
Active Installs: 20,000+


4.5 out of 5 stars


12 of 19 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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