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  • I am still having problems with displaying on my side widget. I have created a page and called ‘Testimonials’ and can display on the page but how on earth can you display it in side bar?

    Would be nice to have a widget that we can use this great feature easy. Can anyone please help with side bar widget implementation?


    I believe he may work on that for the next update. But for now you need to use the shortcode function called do_shortcode()

    In order to do it within the sidebar you must add <?php do_shortcode(‘[WPCR_SHOW POSTID=”ALL” NUM=”3″ SNIPPET=”” MORE=”” HIDECUSTOM=”0″ HIDERESPONSE=”0″] ‘) ?>


    or you could just put the shortcode [WPCR_SHOW POSTID=”ALL” NUM=”3″ SNIPPET=”” MORE=”” HIDECUSTOM=”0″ HIDERESPONSE=”0″] inside a text widget?

    lol that too. Reason I use do_shortcode() function because I made a custom style for it and my text widget has it’s own style layout which i do not want the reviews to be under.

    Thanks guys,

    I have tried [WPCR_SHOW POSTID=”ALL” NUM=”3″ SNIPPET=”” MORE=”” HIDECUSTOM=”0″ HIDERESPONSE=”0″] without any success as the code it self showed up even though I have pasted in HTML mode. At the time I did not know about the do_shortcode () function and from utter frustration I have deactivated and installed a different testimonial plugin (TB Testimonials) designed for widgets and seems to be working fine.

    Thanks again for your posts.

    Plugin Author Aaron Queen


    A widget is being worked on for this. In the meantime, the recommendations above do work.

    Thanks for the hard work, looking forward to the release of this widget 🙂


    I’ve done what you suggested

    (ie, putting [WPCR_SHOW POSTID=”ALL” NUM=”3″ SNIPPET=”” MORE=”” HIDECUSTOM=”0″ HIDERESPONSE=”0″] inside a text widget)

    … and it works great, but because of that the form itself is now showing up after the page/post entry (as normal) on every page & post on my site (which I definitely don’t want).

    Is that happening to you too and/or do you have any idea how to stop it?

    thanks alot



    If i understand you correctly….
    You have the plugin enabled by default on every post / page.

    To disable:

    1. Go to Customer review settings in WP admin
    2. Under General Settings uncheck the enable by default on every post / page, then save changes.

    OR you can do this manually before publishing a post / page.


    Thanks for replying but THAT is the funny part:
    There isn’t a single page or post on my site (other than my testimonials page) that has it enabled. I have it unchecked on every page/post and it still shows up. When I take the shortcode out of the sidebar then it’s back to normal (ie, the form stops showing up on every page/post like it should).

    If you care, I explained it better here [Plugin: WP Customer Reviews] Sidebar Working but the Form Now Shows on Every Post but don’t worry about it. I thought maybe there was a simple fix but it obviously isn’t happening to you. Thanks for trying though.


    Plugin Author Aaron Queen


    I am looking into this issue and will try to have it resolved soon. Thanks!


    I switched the theme and everything works as it should so it may be a very isolated thing (ie, not your problem) thanks though.

    Hi, i had to use the <?php do_shortcode('[WPCR_SHOW POSTID="ALL" NUM="3" SNIPPET="" MORE="" HIDECUSTOM="0" HIDERESPONSE="0"] ') ?>code for sidebar to get anything but the short code to show. but now all I get is (note: customer reviews is the widget title)
    Customer Reviews
    find it
    Still not finding what you’re looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it!

    RESOLVED. I added the add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode'); code to my theme’s functions.php and then was able to use the short code without the do shortcode code and now all works wonderfully – thanks!

    Hi there. I am trying to use this great plug-in on an website. I am displaying the customers’ reviews in the sidebar as well.So far so good. The only problem that I have is that the text within the sidebar text widget showing the reviews is too narrow and is not very space-effective. I would like to have it more widely spread. My English is not the best so if you didn’t understand please visit and you’ll figure it out. Is this setting to do with the plug-in or with my CSS ? THX.

    Is there a way that you can rotate which reviews you want to display in the sideabar i.e. not just the latest ones posted but maybe in random order so visitors see this changing all the time? THank you and love the features-finally found a great one after much trial and error and searching!


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