You're not a pain. You're helping me understand how people use the plugin better and to know how to better document things.
For "use the image to click through", I suggest using the
testimonials_widget_data filter to process testimonials data before display. Check out FAQ 3 for the basic PHP code. Once you have the premium add-on, you can look in that for the code to use for creating the link to wrap around the image.
For the widget "click here to read more", I'm pushing out release 2.4.3 shortly that'll move that text into each of the testimonials so that placement to each testimonial is consistent and upon rotation doesn't get hidden.
Thanks to you FAQ 41 has been created.
= 41. How do I make my widget height consistent and not overlapping? =
In short, set
max-height options to be the same.
Why? Because testimonial lengths differ and there might be an image or not, the normal CSS
height property fails for our dynamic rotations.
Could you please better describe what you mean by "upgrading to the pro version as the buttons to upgrade aren't working properly"?
Lastly, thank you for the donation, I've replied to your PayPal address with the premium add-on code.