Thank you for this great plugin! Everything that should be in a testimonials plugin is in the free version, including a link to wherever you wish to send visitors when they click on "Read more."
Love the options to adjust width and the many themes. The widget is GREAT!
I intend to encourage the client to purchase the full version because he will greatly benefit from the myriad of additional options that the Pro version offers!
Thank you again and for thoroughly describing this plugin, too. We intensely disliked installing other plugins to discover that what was described was not exactly what we got.
Thank you again!!!!!
Оption "Use Testimonial Excerpt" does not work in widgets - missing link "View More" in Testimonials
These folks take pride in doing it right and they will hunt down a problem until it is fixed. Regarding the plugin itself, I use the free version and it allows me the flexibility I need for my client's site. I can use an excerpt; I can alter the wording of the "more" link and where it goes, etc. I am not a coder and I find it easy to understand. I think it is totally reasonable to charge to upgrade for the ability to take online submissions; most testimonial plugins do likewise. Moreover, it looks great.
Overly restrictive free version
If you can't have the submit a testimonial form on free version then this plugin is pointless. Go somewhere else.
...free version is useless. Authors should mention about limitations in description.
I love this plugin. Not too much junk, yet full of features. Surprisingly well-done balance in the app. And the couple widgets and plenty of shortcodes make it easy to use wherever I need to.
Just felt like that I should weigh in since a lot of people feel unhappy about the free version: for me it's doing what it should and so far I am displaying about 13 random testimonials. Also haven't noticed that site speed slowed down or anything like that. Sure if you want fancy you will have to buy the themes but for me it does what I want it to do. Thanks.
I used free version of the plugin then upgraded to the pro version to try out the themes. In the end I din't like the upgraded themes as they didn't look good on my site, so opted for the basic version.
All was fine for a few months until I added a total of around 20 testimonials. The page with the shortcode became very slow compared to not using the plugin, and in spite of using a VPS server, W3TotalCache plus MaxCDN caching, the page would be slow to load when rotating 20 + testimonials.
I contacted 'support', who advise me to randomly display fewer testimonials. In other words, don't use the plugin to display lots of testimonials..... not good for a 'premium' plugin.
I asked for a refund but Richard said he won't refund as I've used the plugin for too long (8 months).
I've deleted the plugin and now display a page of testimonials instead. Easy for the reader, rather than a 'workaround' of displaying a handful of testimonials in random order (which fails to display my client feedback, defeating the point of using a testimonials plugin!).
I wouldn't mind, but this plugin is one of the most expensive plugins around. My advice if you do upgrade to the pro version is to really test the plugin, add as many testimonials, even just test reviews, and see how it performs, and do this as soon as you purchase the plugin because other than recommendations which reduce the usefulness of the plugin, forget a refund. And if you use the free version, you get no support anyway......buy, test hard, get a refund right away if not happy....or don't bother using in the first place.
I wasted 5 minutes on the plugin. Please write on the description page that we either pay or nothing works!
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