GS Testimonial Slider


GS Testimonial Slider is a WordPress plugin which create custom post type to add client’s testimonials / recommendations to display anywhere of your site using shortcode.

GS Testimonial plugin is simple but flexible & powerful.

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Plugin Features

  • Responsive Testimonial Slider.
  • Testimonial Shortcode Ready
  • Light Weight, Clean & Beautiful design.
  • Custom post type for Testimonial posting.
  • No need any settings.
  • Work with all WordPress theme.
  • W3C valid markup
  • Output Teasimonials anywhere with the shortcode [gs_testimonial theme=”gs_style1″]
  • Easy Install, Configuration.
  • All Major Browsers compatible
  • Developer friendly & easy to customize.
  • Displaying Author Image with each Testimonial
  • Its easy to use interface allows you to manage, edit, create, and delete Testimonials with no new knowledge

Pro Features

  • 20+ Predefined Testimonial Styles.
  • Front-end Submission Form.
  • Testimonial pending status for approval by Admin.
  • Tons of shortcode parameters
  • Category wise Testimonials
  • Great Settings Panel
  • Column wise / Full Screen /Flip Testimonial Slider.
  • Filter & Masonry Testimonial Showcase.
  • Read More option to Expand content.
  • Characters custom limit option.
  • Star Rating System.
  • Show/hide star rating.
  • 6 Different Author image styles (Square, Circle, Radius, Square Shadow, Circle Shadow, Radius Shadow)
  • 9 different Transitions
  • Show/hide Navigation arrows.
  • Testimonials Order by (date, ID, title, modified, ran)
  • Order (Descending, Ascending)
  • Set Testimonial Auto-play speed time.
  • Testimonial stop on hover.
  • Shortcodes to be used everywhere.
  • Widget Ready.
  • Used FontAwesome arrow for Previous / Next.
  • Priority Email Support.
  • Free Installation ( If needed ).
  • Free updates for one year.
  • Auto update notification.
  • Auto update from dashboard.
  • Well documentation and support.
  • And many more..

Available fields to add info

  • Testimonial Author Name
  • Testimonial Details
  • Testimonial Author Image
  • Company Name
  • Designation
  • Testimonial Categories
  • Star Ratings

Testimonial Settings (Pro)

  • Transition Style (carousel, fade, fadeout, scrollHorz, scrollVert, flipHorz, flipVert, shuffle, tileSlide)
  • On / off contols for – Stop on hover, Navigation Arrow, Responsiveness, Pagination, Company & Designation, Ratings, Image
  • Sliding Speed
  • Style Testimonial Texts by – Color, Font Size, line Height, Weight
  • Style Author Name by – Color, Font Size, Weight, Margin
  • Style Labels by – Color, Font Size
  • Style Name & Designation by – Color, Font Size, Weight, Font Style
  • Navigation Arrow Color. Applicable for Flipster Theme
  • Ratings Color
  • Filter Category Position. Applicable for Filter Theme
  • Font Family. Yes / No to change Hand written Author Name
  • Image Width
  • Image Height
  • Company Label. Change to your desired label text
  • Designation Label. Change to your desired label text
  • Author Image Border
  • Border Thikness
  • Border Style
  • Style & Theming

9 different Transitions

  • carousel
  • fade
  • fadeout
  • scrollHorz
  • scrollVert
  • flipHorz
  • flipVert
  • shuffle
  • tileSlide

Use any shortcode to display testimonials with preferred transition

[gs_testimonial transition="carousel"]
[gs_testimonial transition="fade"]
[gs_testimonial transition="fadeout"]
[gs_testimonial transition="scrollHorz"]
[gs_testimonial transition="scrollVert"]
[gs_testimonial transition="flipHorz"]
[gs_testimonial transition="flipVert"]
[gs_testimonial transition="shuffle"]
[gs_testimonial transition="tileSlide"]

20 different Themes / Styles

  • gs_style1
  • gs_style2
  • gs_style3
  • gs_style4
  • gs_style5
  • gs_style6
  • gs_style7
  • gs_style8
  • gs_style9
  • none
  • gs_style11
  • gs_style12
  • gs_style13
  • gs_style14
  • gs_style15
  • gs_style16
  • gs_style17

6 Different Author image styles

  • gs_square
  • gs_circle
  • gs_radius
  • gs_square_shadow
  • gs_circle_shadow
  • gs_radius_shadow

GS Testimonial Slider’s shortcode usage

Use following shortcode to display testimonials combined with Carousel transition, gs_style1 theme & gs_circle author image

[gs_testimonial transition="carousel" theme="gs_style1" img="gs_circle"]

Shortcode PHP Usage

<?php echo do_shortcode( '[gs_testimonial transition="carousel" theme="gs_style1" img="gs_circle"]' ); ?>


Normally Testimonials will show by descending order, latest will show first. But if you wish to display ascending order, oldest at first then pass order=”ASC” parameter to shortcode like

[gs_testimonial order="ASC"]


  • GS Testimonial Slider output on pages/post after adding shortcode [gs_testimonial] - Testimonial Frontend Presentation - 1
  • GS Testimonials Column Slider View
  • GS Testimonial With Full Screen Slider View
  • GS Testimonial With Flip Slider View
  • GS Testimonial With Filter View
  • GS Testimonial With Masonry View - 1
  • GS Testimonial With Masonry View - 2
  • GS Testimonial With Masonry View - 3
  • GS Testimonial With Masonry View - 4
  • GS Testimonial With Masonry View - 5
  • GS Testimonial Widget
  • GS Testimonial Frontend Submission Form
  • Testimonials > Add New. Then add Author Name, Testimonial, Author Image, Company Name, Designation, Star Rating
  • Testimonials > All Testimonials. View all Testimonials at a glance.
  • Testimonial Settings -> General Settings (Available only at PRO version)
  • Testimonial Settings -> Style Settings (Available only at PRO version)
  • Testimonial Settings -> Advance Settings (Available only at PRO version)


Install GS Testimonial as a regular WordPress plugin. Here is different ways to install GS Testimonial slider plugin :

Install by Search Plugin

  • In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add New
  • Search GS Testimonial Slider
  • Click to install
  • Activate the plugin
  • Testimonials post type will show below POSTS

Install by Upload Plugin

  • Download the latest version of GS Testimonial Slider (.zip file)
  • In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add New
  • Select “Upload Plugin”
  • Click on “Choose File”
  • Select downloaded & click on ‘Install Now’ button
  • Activate the plugin
  • Testimonials post type will show below POSTS

Install Plugin using FTP

  • Upload gs-testimonial folder inside the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Go to WordPress dashboard > Plugins & Activate the GS Testimonial Slider
  • Testimonials post type will show below POSTS

  • Put [gs_testimonial] shortcode, where you need to show the testimonial slider.


How do I add new Testimonial?

Testimonial post type will show below POSTS. To add new testimonial, go to Testimonial > Add New, then add Testimonial Author name at Title, Full testimonial at Editor, Author Image, Company Name & Designation at respective fields and Finally Publish.

What will be the Author image dimension?

Better to add square size image. Default image size set to 86px X 86px.

How to use shortcode inside page templates?

WordPress has a great function, do_shortcode(), that will allow you to use shortcodes inside your theme files. For example, to output Testimonials in a Theme file, you would do this:

<?php echo do_shortcode('[gs_testimonial]'); ?>


Not worth it

– Looks bad
– Does not support RTL
– Extremely limited options … not worth it

Prompt Support

I experienced an issue with the new version of this GS Testimonial Pro plugin not working for my site. Golam’s support was prompt and effective and he proved to be trustworthy as the fix required providing him with administrator access to my WordPress site.


I do not know how the pro version is and I will never know because I will never buy it because of the lite version that is just garbage! I’ve lost a lot of time with it…

Great plugin! Awesome support!

This plugin is so flexible and has so many features. I love the Flipster style and author helped me with the CSS to customize it. Would recommend any plugin from him.

Love the End Result

This plugin was not completely compatible with my Elision ( Qode / Visual Composer ) Theme, but Golam responded to me via Skype in a couple hours and spent a generous amount of time creating custom CSS and get it working exactly how I wanted it. It’s definitely worth the upgrade to Pro. I’m happy with the result. Thanks Golam!

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Contributors & Developers

“GS Testimonial Slider” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



version 1.8.2

  • Printing a variable’s output, now fixed.

version 1.8.1

  • Coupon Code added
  • Minor CSS fixed

version 1.8

  • Settings Panel Added (Lite)
  • Fixed Text Domain
  • Added Review system
  • Code Improved

version 1.7

  • Fixed function name conflict with Team plugin.

version 1.6

  • Help & Usage Link added
  • Installation Video Added

version 1.0.5

  • Fixed query issue for WP 4.4

version 1.0.4

  • Domain name chnaged & fixed all url
  • Donate link added
  • Css fixed

version 1.0.3

  • Removed Admin notice
  • Added Logo slider demo link

version 1.0.2

  • Added admin notice to upgrade PRO version for free till 15th March 2015

version 1.0.1

  • Documentation Added
  • Fixed CSS
  • Added Demo & Doc links

version 1.0

  • Initial release