Strong Testimonials

Description

Strong Testimonials is a standalone plugin built, maintained & operated by the friendly folks over at MachoThemes

In just a few steps, you will be collecting and publishing your testimonials or reviews. Beginners and pros alike will appreciate the wealth of flexible features refined over 4 years from user feedback and requests.

Primary Features

  • No complicated shortcodes
  • A front-end form
  • Custom fields
  • Star ratings
  • Slider & carousel with several navigation options
  • Grids and Masonry
  • Ready for translation with WPML, Polylang, and WPGlobus

More Features

  • Sort by oldest, newest, random, or menu order (drag-and-drop)
  • Categories
  • Excerpts and “Read more” links
  • Featured Images (thumbnails) and Gravatars
  • Pagination
  • Embeds (YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
  • Custom capabilities
  • Developer-friendly (actions, filters, templates)

Style

This plugin provides a few designs with only basic style options for background color and font color. Everything else will be inherited from your theme.

Some templates have light & dark versions and other options. If you want to customize things like fonts, margins and borders, you will need custom CSS.

Testimonial Submission Form

This plugin provides one form with custom fields. Customize the form by adding or removing fields and changing properties like the order, label, and placeholder.

Anti-spam measures include honeypots and Captcha via these plugins:

Send custom notification emails to multiple admins.

Submit the form via Ajax for use with plugins like Popup Maker.

Displaying Testimonials

Everything happens in a View. Instead of learning multiple shortcodes with dozens of options, a View contains all the options in a simple, intuitive editor that no other testimonial plugin has.

Create unlimited views. For example, one view for a form, another for a static grid, another for a slideshow, and so on.

Display a view using a shortcode or the widget.

A variety of templates are included that work well in most themes.

For ultimate control and seamless integration, copy any template to your theme and customize it.

The template function will add a view to your custome theme templates:

<?php if ( function_exists( 'strong_testimonials_view' ) ) {
    strong_testimonials_view( $id );
} ?>

Privacy and GDPR

By default, this plugin:

  • does not store any user or visitor data,
  • does not send any data to remote servers, act as a service or embed content,
  • does not edit the comments form in any way.

The plugin also prevents displaying email addresses in your testimonials on the front end.

However, this plugin provides features that may involve private data.

  • If you use the testimonial submission form, the data collected on that form will be stored in your database.
  • If you enable the administrator notification email upon new testimonial submission, the data collected on your form, at your selection, may be included in that notification email.
  • If you enable comments on testimonials, the plugin will use your theme’s single post template and comment form.
  • If you embed third-party posts such as Twitter, YouTube and FaceBook in your testimonials, you will be agreeing to the Terms of Use of those third-party sites.

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Screenshots

  • Slideshow
  • Default template
  • Default form
  • Admin list table
  • General settings
  • Form settings
  • Fields editor
  • View editor

Installation

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for “strong testimonials”.
  3. Click “Install Now”.

OR

  1. Download the zip file.
  2. Upload the zip file via Plugins > Add New > Upload.

Activate the plugin. Look for “Testimonials” in the admin menu.

FAQ

What are the shortcodes?

[testimonial_view] – To display your testimonials as a list or a slideshow, or to display the form. The first step is to create a view which manages all the options in an easy-to-use (some call it fun!) editor.

[testimonial_view id=1]

[testimonial_count] – To display the number of testimonials you have. For example:

Read some of our [testimonial_count] testimonials!

[testimonial_average_rating] – To display the average rating of all your testimonials. Includes stars!

Can I show more than one testimonial in the slider (i.e. a carousel)?

Yes. you can show 1, 2 or 3 at a time and you can scroll 1, 2 or 3 at a time.

Can I add testimonials from YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?

Yes. The plugin supports the WordPress embed feature for inserting testimonials from these sources.

Can I change the fields on the form?

Yes. There is a custom fields editor to add or remove fields, change field details, and drag-and-drop to reorder them.

After the form has been submitted, can I redirect them to another page or display a custom message?

Yes and yes.

Can I set the status of the newly submitted testimonial?

Yes, either pending or published.

Can I reorder my testimonials by drag and drop?

Yes.

Can I change the fields that appear below the testimonial?

Yes. In views, change these custom fields in a few clicks.

Can I display a large version of the featured image in a popup?

Yes. This requires a lightbox so if your theme does not include one, you will need a lightbox plugin.

Will it automatically use my existing testimonials?

No. If you already have testimonials in another plugin or theme, you will have to re-enter them. Why? Because every theme and plugin stores data differently.

Reviews

Worked with Avada & WP 5.x , loved this plugin!

Great plugin, so versatile and worked straight away with no issues! Good range of display options, love the way you only have to enter the testimonials once and then can pull them into any page. So much simpler for the client to add to in the future.

Great plugin, Outstanding user Support!

The plugin is great. After one of updates I had a compatibility problem. I wrote about it on the forum and they released a new update where it was fixed within just few hours. Just unbelievable! Thank you very much!

Great plugin and fast support

Very good plugin with a lot of functionality. Also the support is very active and great: I reported a bug that was updated within hours. Thanks for everything.

Great plugin

I´m very happy find now a Testimonial plugin which work very fine. And support ist very fast and very helpful. Thank you very much!!

Superb!

This plugin is outstanding! It's easy to use, fantastically versatile and well documented. Should you need help, the support response time is incredibly fast. Thanks for making it so easy for me to display eye-catching testimonials on my site (and also create feedback forms and star ratings if I wish!). Great job.
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

  • See changelog.txt for previous versions.