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GPP Testimonials Widgets

Description

Adds a new Testimonials widget to the Widgets panel.

Screenshots

  • Testimonial display
  • Widget fields

Installation

  1. Extract the plugin folder from the zip download.
  2. Upload gpp-testimonials-widget folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  4. Go to your Widgets panel and drag the Testimonial widget to a widgetized area.
  5. To add a testimonial to a Post or Page, use the Add a Testimonial icon (blue quote icon) to add Testimonial shortcode to the editor. It will throw the following shortcode to the editor. The testimonial itself goes between the [testimonial] and [testimonial]. In the end, it looks something like this:

    [testimonial name=”John Doe” about=”About John Doe section goes here” url=”http://johndoe.com” image=”http://johndoe.com/link-to-an-image.jpg”]This is where your testimonial goes.[/testimonial]

FAQ

This Widget doesn’t fit in my sidebar or footer widget. How do I change that?

You need to override the default CSS styles that come with this plugin. Add this CSS to the bottom of your theme’s style.css file and change them where you see fit. The !important declaration is, well, important. Don’t delete those.

.testimonials_widget { margin: 20px 0 !important; }
.testimonials_widget h2 { padding:30px 100px !important; margin: 20px 0 0 !important; background: transparent url(img/quote.png) no-repeat top left !important }
.testimonials_widget h2, .testimonials_widget .about { font-family: Cambria, Georgia, Times, "Times New Roman", serif !important; font-style: italic !important; }
.testimonials_widget .bio { width: 50% !important; margin: 0 auto !important}
.testimonials_widget img {}
.testimonials_widget .name { display:block !important; font-size: 16px !important; font-weight: bold !important; text-align: right !important; padding-right: 100px !important; min-width: 90px !important; min-height: 67px !important; background: transparent url(img/quote-end.png) no-repeat bottom right !important; }
.testimonials_widget .link {}
Why create this plugin?

Many users don’t understand how to use action hooks from a child theme. PHP might not be their thing. I wanted these users to be able to easily take advantage of some more advanced WordPress features without having to learn how to code.

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

Version 1.2.1
* CSS spacing fix

Version 1.2
* Added shortcode for adding Testimonials to Posts and Pages

Version 1.1
* Added styling for widget if in #sidebar or #footer

Version 1.0
* Plugin launch