Support » Plugin: Testimonial Rotator » I prefer the widget to rotate and the shortcode to list

  • I found your plugin last week and I really liked what I was able to put together for my new website You’ll notice that the widget rotates nicely and the fact that I do a pull quote in the excerpt and that’s what the widget uses is perfect. When you go to the Customer Comments page, you’ll see that all the testimonials are listed out with the full text making it easy to read and to scroll through.

    Imagine my surprise this morning when I installed the latest version and the customer comments page began to fade in and fade out one testimonial at a time. The downside to this is that if I increase the rotator time long enough to read the whole quote, then it is on the screen so long that a user might not realize that there are other quotes.

    I’ve reverted back to the version that worked like I preferred and I have no problem working with that version, but I wanted to suggest adding a new shortcode that would allow someone like me to add a list of customer comments to a page and not a rotator.

    If this shortcode already exists, and I’m just a newbie at using your plugin, then smack me with the right shortcode and I’ll be suitably embarrassed. 🙂

    Thanks for the plugin it works really nicely!

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  • Plugin Author Hal Gatewood


    I pushed out 3 small versions this morning. The final release was 1.1.5.
    Can you tell my what version you reverted to as I will see if there is some funtionality that I changed incorrectly.

    I can work on a shortcode for displaying them all without rotating, that is a good feature.

    The version that is installed my website is v1.1.1.

    I’ve been focused on building the site and just noticed the update today. Fortunately, I made a backup of the plugin before updating so I was able to get back the functionality I liked. I think it’s a great tool but I can see where web designers might like the option to display rotating testimonials on some pages and lists on other pages, maybe even within a single website.

    While we are discussing it, one more question: If I change the css stylesheet in the plugin folder, when I upgrade I’ll lose those changes, correct? If that is true, then could I also suggest making a user-defined stylesheet that could be defined in the shortcode so that changes would not be lost during the upgrade process?

    Plugin Author Hal Gatewood


    Yes, if you change anything in the plugin it will get replaced with the new version. This is standard on all plugins.

    You should be able to add the CSS to the stylesheet that comes with your theme or child theme. Each rotator has an ID associated with it so you can target individual rotators: ‘#testimonial_rotator_359″ for example.

    If you are having trouble getting the styles working in your theme it probably has to do with the sequence the CSS is loaded by WordPress. You may be able to get around this by adding ‘body’ to the beginning of each element:

    ‘body .testimonial_rotator_wrap’ instead of ‘just.testimonial_rotator_wrap’

    Hope this helps.

    Plugin Author Hal Gatewood


    Just a note that the new version 1.2 allows you to display all testimonials as a list.

    New attributes:

    [testimonial_rotator id=359 hide_title=true format=list limit=25]

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