Sola Testimonials

Description

The easiest to use Testimonial plugin! Showcase your testimonials in a beautiful and modern way with Sola Testimonials.

Lite Features

  • Fully comprehensive testimonial manager
  • Add testimonials to your site in seconds
  • Responsive
  • Show all testimonials via a shortcode
  • Show a single testimonial via a shortcode
  • Show a random testimonial via a shortcode
  • Five layouts to choose from: single coloumn, two columns, three columns, four columns and a blank layout
  • Two beautiful, modern themes to choose from
  • Add custom CSS to create your own testimonial styles and themes
  • Testimonials are created using custom post types
  • Show testimonials within a widget using shortcodes
  • Display testimonials using an easy testimonial widget
  • Gravatar images or custom images can be used
  • Show/hide the testimonial title
  • Show/hide the testimonial body
  • Set the except length of the testimonial
  • Set the read more link
  • Show/hide the testimonial name
  • Show/hide the testimonial website and link
  • All testimonial links are nofollow as per Google Webmaster Guidelines
  • Show/hide the testimonial image
  • Customizable filters

Premium Features

  • Two additional themes
  • New themes added every week
  • Responsive
  • Display testimonials in a responsive slider.
  • Allow users to submit a testimonial through an easy to use and customizable form
  • Get notified via email when a new testimonial has been submitted
  • Enable CAPTCHA in your testimonial submission form
  • Categorize your testimonials
  • Easy to use slider testimonial widget
  • Allow users to submit reviews (star ratings included in testimonial)
  • Export testimonials into a CSV file
  • Get notified via Slack when a new testimonial has been submitted
  • Priority support
  • Get the Sola Testimonials Premium Version now

Coming Soon

  • Themes: Testimonial themes will be created and added every week
  • Allow multiple testimonials to be selected within one shortcode
  • Triggers (Request users to submit a testimonial after a specified action)

Shortcodes

Show all Testimonials
[sola_t_all_testimonials]

Show all Testimonials of a certain category
[sola_t_all_testimonials cat_id=6]

Show a random testimonial from a certain category
[sola_t_all_testimonials cat_id=6 random=yes]

Show all Testimonials with a specific theme
[sola_t_all_testimonials theme=theme-1]

[sola_t_all_testimonials theme=theme-2]

[sola_t_all_testimonials theme=theme-3]

[sola_t_all_testimonials theme=theme-4]

[sola_t_all_testimonials theme=theme-5]

Show all Testimonials with a specific layout
[sola_t_all_testimonials layout=layout-1]

[sola_t_all_testimonials layout=layout-2]

[sola_t_all_testimonials layout=layout-3]

[sola_t_all_testimonials layout=layout-4]

Show a random testimonial
[sola_t_all_testimonials random=yes]

Show a single testimonial
[sola_testimonial id=1]

Show a single testimonial with a specific theme
[sola_testimonial theme=theme-1 id=1]

Show a single testimonial with a specific layout
[sola_testimonial layout=layout-1]

Show all Testimonials in a responsive slider (Pro)
[sola_testimonial_slider]

Show all Testimonials of a certain category in a responsive slider (Pro)
[sola_testimonial_slider cat_id=1]

Show all Testimonials in a responsive slider (Pro)
[sola_testimonial_slider theme=theme-1]

Testimonial submit form (Pro)
[sola_testimonial_submit_form]

Show all Testimonials with pagination enabled
[sola_t_all_testimonials per_page=2]

Display total count of all testimonials
[sola_testimonials_count type=’any’]

Display total count of all approved testimonials
[sola_testimonials_count type=’approved’]

Display total count of all pending testimonials
[sola_testimonials_count type=’pending’]

Translations

Get a free copy of the Sola Testimonials Premium version in exchange for translating our plugin!

  • English (Default)
  • Swedish (Jorgen Sjoholm)
  • Brazilian Portuguese (Marcio Marodin)
  • Spanish (Esteban Truelsegaard)
  • Dutch (Albert van der Ploeg)
  • French (Frederic Grolleau)

How to effectively use testimonials

One of the most important tasks of your website is to educate potential customers of your product and/or service. Using effective testimonials is an important step in this process and highlighting the right testimonials is of the utmost importance.

Did you know that 90% of people trust testimonials from people they know, and that 70% of people trust testimonials of strangers posted online? (Neilsen, 2009)

  • Testimonials build trust. Nothing is more trustworthy than seeing a real person talking highly of your product or service
  • Testimonials can answer important questions
  • Testimonials overcome buyer skepticism by showing how your product has helped others
  • A testimonial can substantiate claims that you have made on your website
  • By including a first name, last name and company name in the testimonial, you are showing that your testimonials are coming from real people

Screenshots

  • Settings page of Sola Testimonials. Select your image style, layout, theme and much more.
  • Options page
  • Sola Testimonials example
  • Sola Testimonials example
  • Available testimonial shortcodes
  • Premium add-on testimonial example
  • Premium add-on example

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Once activated, click the “Testimonials” link in your left navigation
  2. Create a testimonial by clicking on “Add New” and fill in the required fields.
  3. Ensure that you have changed the settings to your liking within the Testimonials->Settings page
  4. Copy and paste the shortcode of your choice and paste it into your post or page
  5. Your testimonials should now appear on your website
I’ve installed the Sola Testimonials plugin, now what?

Once installed and activated, a link should appear in your left navigation panel within your wp-admin section. Click on the “Testimonials” link and follow the on screen instructions.

How do I get the premium version of Sola Testimonials?

Order your copy of Sola Testimonials Premium.

How do I create a Testimonial?
  • Click on Testimonials in your left navigation menu
  • Click on the “Add New” button at the top of the page
  • Fill in the relevant fields such as a title and body for your testiomial and click “Publish”
  • A shortcode will be created for each individual testimonial
What shortcodes can I use?
  • To see all the shortcodes that are available to you, go to “Settings” under “Testimonials” and click on the “Shortcodes” tab.

    [sola_testimonial id=”x”]
    [sola_t_all_testimonials]

How do I create a testimonial widget?

Showing your testimonials within a widget is easy. Simply copy and paste the shortcode of the testimonial into a text widget and press “Save”. Your testimonial widget should appear on your website. Keep in mind that you should rather select an individual testimonial shortcode for a widget instead of the shortcode that dispays all the testimonials.

Reviews

Exactly what I was looking for!

I have scoured the internet looking for the perfect testimonials plugin for WordPress that did what I needed it to. Apparently this was hard to accomplish! Luckily I found Sola Testimonials and it’s been 100% worth it since!

Thank you!

Great support!

I wanted to keep my desktop website testimonials page in 3 columns for the look but just 1 column on mobile for mobile friendliness, and Sola support helped me with it. This plugin is really user-friendly, no complaints from me. [I purchased the pro version which had advanced features I wanted to use]

Excellent plugin service assistance

For all the questions and requests I had, I received good support and personal assistance and now have a very satisfactory solution. Thanks Sola for your plugin and good service.

Absolutely excellent support and customer service

I had any issue with the plugin on my WordPress site and after raising a support ticket with the details, the folks at Sola Plugins just kept trying and trying and trying again to resolve my issue until eventually they did. This was excellent support and customer service in my eyes. Thanks very much and highly recommend your Testimonials plugin and your organisation as a whole.

Perfect

Very good plug in, does exactly what you need for a load of testimonials, even better is the lighting fast support. 5 stars!

Read all 22 reviews

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Translate “Sola Testimonials” into your language.

Interested in development?

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

Changelog

1.9.4 – 2017-04-06 – Low Priority

  • REST API endpoint added – get_all_testimonials
  • Styling fix – Stray double quotes added to testimonial content have been removed

1.9.3 – 2017-01-27 – Low Priority

  • New Shortcode Added – Ability to display the total count of your markers
  • [sola_testimonials_count type=’any’] – type accepts ‘any’, ‘pending’, ‘approved’
  • Fixed a bug that caused the testimonial status to remain approved

1.9.2 – 2016-12-06 – Medium Priority

  • PHP errors fixed upon activation
  • Tested on WordPress 4.7

1.9.1 – 2016-09-16 – High priority

  • Bug fix that stopped testimonials from showing

1.9.0 – 2016-09-15 – Low priority

  • Tested on WP 4.6.1
  • Added filters to the testimonial markup on the front end
  • New filters:
  • sola_t_filter_title Modify the title
  • sola_t_filter_title_wrap Modify the title wrap that houses the title
  • sola_t_filter_content Modify the content (the_content)
  • sola_t_filter_content_wrap Modify the content wrap that houses the content
  • sola_t_filter_author Modify the author name
  • sola_t_filter_website_name Modify the website name
  • sola_t_filter_website Modify the website URL
  • sola_t_filter_website_wrap Modify the wrap that houses website and website name
  • sola_t_filter_structure Modify the structure of the entire testimonial (data array supplied)
  • sola_t_filter_layout Modify the structure of the layout (data array supplied)

1.8.5 – 2016-03-10 – Low Priority

  • Bug Fix: Pagination returned no results if you werent logged in
  • Bug Fix: Missing HTML tag caused layout issues on some pages

1.8.4 – 2016-01-07 – Low Priority

  • Tested on WordPress 4.4
  • New Feature: You can now add pagination to your testimonials

1.8.3 – 2015-09-16 – Low Priority

  • New Feature: Display your testimonials using a widget

1.8.2 – 2015-09-09 – Low Priority

  • Feedback form email address rectified
  • Translations added:
  • Dutch (Thank you Albert van der Ploeg)
  • French (Thank you Frederic Grolleau)

1.8.1 2015-05-05 – Low Priority

  • Translations added:
  • Brazilian Portuguese (Thank you Marcio Marodin)
  • Spanish (Thank you Esteban Truelsegaard)

1.8 2015-04-22 – Low Priority

  • New Feature: You can now strip all links out of a testimonial – Prevents single view
  • New Feature: You can now redirect to a thank you page once a testimonial has been submitted (Pro)
  • Bug Fix: Display Star Rating Option not saving in slider tab fixed (Pro)
  • Translations added:
  • Swedish (Thank you Jorgen Sjoholm)

1.7 2015-03-24 – Low Priority

  • New Feature: You can now choose to display the excerpt or the full body of a testimonial
  • New Feature: You can now change the pagination speed of the slider (Pro)

1.6 2015-02-20 – Low Priority

  • Bug Fix: Read More Link now shows at the end of a testimonial excerpt
  • New Feature: You can now add star ratings to your testimonials (Pro)
  • New Feature: You can now choose if you want guests to submit a testimonial (Pro)

1.5 – 2015-02-03 – Low Priority

  • New Feature: You can choose to render HTML in a testimonial
  • New Feature: Specify in the shortcode the theme and layout you would like to use for your testimonials
  • Bug Fix: Layout issues fixed when showing more than 4 testimonials
  • Bug Fix: Testimonial image style wouldnt change in slider
  • Bug Fix: Add Media has been removed and a Featured Image metabox for testimonial images
  • Enhancement (Pro): Less testimonial items will display per slide on mobile devices

1.4 – 2014-12-12 – Low Priority

  • Media button added to testimonial author image

1.3 – 2014-11-25

  • Code improvements
  • Testimonial structure improvements
  • New shortcode addition to show a random testimonial
  • Bug fix: Sola Testimonials welcome page kept showing up for some users
  • Pro: Two new testimonial themes added

1.2 – 2014-11-24

  • Fixed the bug that caused a fatal error on the testimonials page

1.1 – 2014-11-21

  • Fixed the bug that caused an unnecessary break in the body of the testimonials
  • Neatened up the testimonial options page

1.0 – 2014-11-21

First version