Support » Plugin: HMS Testimonials » Read more link behaviour

  • Resolved adijeff


    Hi Jeff,

    Awesome plugin – thanks. My question is about the read more link behaviour. I am trying to show a page/widget of testimonies which are truncated -easy enough, but I want the read more link to go to a page containing the full version of that testimony. Is this possible without creating each page and link manually?

    In my mind this should be the default behaviour, which can then be over-ridden by adding a URL in the “Read more page” field. Thanks.

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  • Plugin Author Jeff K


    In your WordPress dashboard navigation to Testimonials -> Settings.

    Item number 7 (“Read More” link) allows you to set the default link.

    From there you can then override it on an individual basis by using the “Read more page” field on the add/edit testimonial page. 😀

    Thanks for the quick response. I understand what you say, but rather than a default page being say a page showing all testimonials, is there a way for the default link to be a full version of that single testimonial? Thanks.

    Plugin Author Jeff K


    Ah I see. At this time no, not without manually creating a page for each testimonial.

    OK, thanks, anyway.

    When clicking a “read more…” link, I would expect to go to the full article. Please consider this for a future update. Thanks.

    Plugin Author Jeff K



    What do you think of the following idea:

    You have a page that displays all testimonials. For example, this page is located at (This will be the “Read More” link) in the settings.

    What I will do then, is adjust that Read More URL for every testimonial shown and append the ID to the URL. So it becomes or 6 or so forth. On the testimonial page, if it has testimonial_id it will only show that one instead of all of them.

    That is an excellent stop-gap solution, but I cannot get it to work. The page still shows the full list of testimonials.

    Plugin Author Jeff K


    Sorry. That is what I am looking to implement, not what is currently there. With requested features I like to get some feedback before I implement it. I might be able to do it this weekend.

    Hah, OK – I thought it was an undocumented feature!

    I’ve re-read your post, and you’re suggesting the individual URL etc is the default behaviour, without having to manually add the link. This would be ideal.

    Thanks again for such quick responses.

    Plugin Author Jeff K


    Hey adijeff,

    I have a working version of this on my development site so the update should definitely come out tomorrow night at the latest. Look for version 2.2.5.

    Great – thanks Jeff. I look forward to 2.2.5.

    Just checking here to make sure that v2.2.5 doesn’t change the default behaviour since linking to a full page of testimonials suits me fine.

    Plugin Author Jeff K


    Yeah it will change it. I will throw in an option to adjust it. It will probably be opt-out though as most would want the new way. Sorry about that.

    It is the only thing I changed from 2.2.4 to 2.2.5 so feel free to wait for 2.2.6. I will probably push that tomorrow.


    No problem, Jeff. I’ll skip 2.2.5.

    I’m sure you’re right that the majority will prefer the new functionality.

    Thanks for making HMS the best – and best supported – testimonials plugin.

    Plugin Author Jeff K


    Hey chappie,

    I have pushed the update. If you go to Testimonials -> Settings and uncheck 9. Append the testimonial ID to the default “Read More” link? it won’t adjust the link.

    Brilliant, Jeff. Thanks a million.

    At 6 hours, your updates come more often than buses in my neck of the woods.

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