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Testimonials Widget

Easily add social proofing to your website with Testimonials Widget. List or slide reviews via functions, shortcodes, or widgets.


70 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
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Dedicated author and excellent testimonials plugin
By , for WP 3.8

This plugin is a versatile and highly effective way to present your testimonials. Of equal importance is the developer, who is 100% committed to his plugin and users. I've seen this dedication manifest itself through tireless support over the past few months during the sometimes painful transition of the plugin's compatibility with websites using PHP 5.3 or above only. Michael has stuck with plugin users, even when their frustrations have boiled over, and this for users of the free version as well as those using the premium plugin. It's great to see someone so passionate about their craft, and so for this, and his excellent plugin, he gets a comfortable 5 star recommendation.

Classy plugin, classy author
By , for WP 3.8

I don't know the author but I have read his blog and every one of his relentless support posts over the past 3 months and he is, without doubt, a talented, classy, eloquent, communicative and conscientious man whose only failing may be a touch of OCD. I feel compelled to support him and will buy the pro version or donate.

As for his plugin, I have looked at every other testimonials plugin that was ever conceived and this, to my eye, is easily the most elegant, most customisable, most design-conscious, most flexible and most professional of the whole universe.

Do check your PHP version number though as 5.3 and above seems to be required for the latest update of this plugin. An earlier version of this plugin should be downloaded if your web server is running an older version of PHP.

Five stars from me - for all kinds of reasons. Bravo.

Works, useful
By , for WP 3.7

A very useful plugins for testimonials. It works and has alot of nice options to customize it.

By , for WP 3.6.1

It is very easy to work with. It has so far been the best free testimonial plugin.

The Author of the plugin was very very helpful when I needed assistance.

Tips to those with issues that I had.

1.) If it simply isn't working 100% properly, be sure that

<?php wp_head(); ?>

is in the header.php file right before the </head> tag

and also that

<?php wp_footer(); ?>

is in the footer right after the </body> tag.

2.) If you are trying to list your testimonials on a page and you wish to change the width, do the following:

.testimonials-widget-testimonial.list {
    width: 100%;

(of course change the width to whatever you want in pixels or percent).

It's a great widget!

By ,

Thanks Michael for a great and easy to use plugin.

Lots of options
By , for WP 3.6.1

I've tested over a dozen testimonial plugins now and this one has a ton of options, but doesn't offer star ratings which is something we want. Then I ran the authors own example page through Googles rich snippet tester, and discovered no structured data or schema output either. -

I adjusted the review stars up to four, but I suspect it will be a five soon... Great interaction below to my initial review have lead to some very positive improvements...

{Now 5 Stars - Revised 11/2013]
This plugin has come a long way and earned 5 stars since my first look in October where I rated it a 3 - Use it, you'll be glad you did!

exactly what I was looking for!
By , for WP 3.6.1

looks great, runs smoothly! wish I could afford to donate!

By ,

works really great and very intuitive

Goed zo!
By , for WP 3.6.1

Great plugin :-) Just what I was looking for. Thanks!!

Would be great to have a shotcode setting for ms per character in stead of a number of seconds per testimonial so visitors don't need to wait on short testimonials and loose half of a long one.
I'm sure there is user manual with some shortcode examples, but I can't seem to find it...

Powerful and flexible
By , for WP 3.6.1

I love this plug-in - using tags and categories to display different testimonials or quotes on different pages, and the relative ease of styling to match my child themes make it a favourite. And I've yet to encounter any conflicts, or broken anything while updating it or anything else. Thanks and keep up the good work :)

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