Solid Testimonials is a powerful and versatile WordPress testimonial plugin designed to elegantly display testimonials, customer reviews, or quotes on your website in various captivating ways. Whether you want to showcase testimonials on posts, pages, or custom templates, this plugin provides the perfect solution.
With our user-friendly Shortcode Generator settings panel, creating stunning testimonials showcases is easier than ever. The live preview feature allows you to see the changes in real time, helping you craft unique and visually appealing testimonial displays with fully responsive layouts and customizable styles.
Why are testimonials crucial for your business?
Testimonials play a pivotal role in building trust and credibility among potential customers. With Solid Testimonials, you can effectively present these valuable testimonials on your website and continuously gather fresh reviews to reinforce your brand’s reputation.
What makes Solid Testimonials stand out?
- Intuitive and User-Friendly: Our testimonial plugin is designed to be simple yet powerful, allowing you to effortlessly manage and display testimonials according to your preferences.
- Versatile Showcasing Options: Showcase testimonials on any page, post, or custom template, providing seamless integration into your website’s design.
- Engaging Visuals: Enjoy responsive layouts and customizable styles that complement your website’s aesthetics, leaving a lasting impression on your visitors.
- Boost Trust and Conversions: Displaying authentic testimonials helps establish trust and encourages potential customers to take action.
Solid Testimonials empower you to harness the potential of testimonials effectively, enhancing your website’s credibility and ultimately driving more conversions.
Experience the difference of Solid Testimonials today and elevate your testimonial showcasing game with ease!
Comprehensive Plugin Features
Experience the Power of Solid Testimonials with a Rich Array of Functionalities:
- Over 20 Unique and Stunning Designs to Choose From.
- Versatile Testimonial Layouts: Grid, Slider, List, Filter, and Masonry.
- Image Modes: Choose from Normal, Gray to Normal, Grey on Hover, or Always Gray.
- Flexible Image Sizes: Thumbnail, Medium, Large, or Other Registered Sizes.
- Diverse Author Image Styles: Square, Circle, Radius, Square Shadow, Circle Shadow, and Radius Shadow.
- Fine-Tuned Controls: Show or Hide Designation, Company, Ratings, and Author Image.
- Slider Mastery: Effortlessly Set Speed, Autoplay, Delay, and Pause On Hover.
- User-Friendly Shortcode Generator Enhanced with Live Preview.
- Seamlessly Integrates with Page Builders.
- Intuitive Drag and Drop for Custom Testimonial Order.
- Smart Category Display: Showcase Testimonials Based on Categories.
- Efficient Filter and Query by Reviews Category.
- Limit Testimonial Display as Needed.
- Convenient Repeatable Social Media Meta Box.
- Device-Specific Column Options for Optimal Responsiveness.
- Customize with Ease: Add Your Own Custom CSS.
- In-Depth Reviewer Information and Social Links.
- Tailor Testimonial Length with Custom Character Limit.
- Seamless Star Rating System.
- Versatile Testimonial Ordering: ID, Title, Custom Order, Random, Date.
- Choose Display Order: Descending or Ascending.
- Hassle-Free Dummy Data Import or Deletion.
- Effortless Shortcode Management: Edit, Clone, Delete.
- Display Multiple Testimonial Shortcodes on a Single Page.
- Lightning-Fast Loading for Enhanced Performance.
- Smart Script Loading: Admin Pages and Where Shortcodes Exist.
- Localization-Friendly: Replace Preferred Texts with Ease.
- Responsive Showcase: Display Testimonials Beautifully Across Devices.
- Seamless Integration with Standard WordPress Themes.
- Unlimited Testimonials: Add as Many as Needed.
- Developer-Friendly with Easy Customization Options.
- Extensive Browser Compatibility: Modern Browsers Supported.
- Valid W3C Markup Ensures Quality and Compliance.
- Embed Anywhere with Simple Shortcodes, e.g.,
- Quick Setup: User-Friendly Interface Requires No Special Knowledge.
- Priority Email Support for Prompt Assistance.
- Free Installation Service Available Upon Request.
- Automatic Update Notifications Keep You Informed.
- One-Click Auto Updates Directly from Your Dashboard.
- Comprehensive Documentation and Dedicated Support.
- And Many More Features to Explore and Utilize!
- 🎬 View live Demos »
- ⬆️ Upgrade to PRO »
Available fields to add info
- Testimonial Title: Give each testimonial a distinct and meaningful title.
- Testimonial Details: Showcase the heartwarming testimonials shared by your clients in all their glory.
- Testimonial Author Image: Add personal touches with images of the testimonial authors.
- Testimonial Categories: Organize testimonials into categories for easy navigation.
- Reviewer Information:
- Reviewer Name: Display the names of the testimonial authors.
- Organization Name: Showcase the companies or organizations they belong to.
- Designation: Mention the positions or roles of the testimonial authors.
- Star Ratings: Highlight the rating scores given by the reviewers.
- Reviewer Extra Information:
- Email: If permitted, display the email addresses of the testimonial authors.
- Address: Add location information for an enhanced sense of credibility.
- Phone/Mobile: Share contact details to boost authenticity.
- Website URL: Provide links to the reviewers’ websites.
- Video URL: For a dynamic touch, include video testimonials.
- Company Logo: Showcase logos of the companies or organizations associated with the testimonials.
- Social Profiles: Include social icons with drag-and-drop reordering, allowing you to link to the testimonial authors’ social media profiles for additional authenticity and engagement.
Available Icons for Social Profiles
Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Youtube, Vimeo, Instagram, Dribbble, Behance, Pinterest, Flickr, Stumbleupon, Delicious, Reddit, VK, Vine, Github, Stack Overflow, Soundcloud, Envelope/Email, Link/Website, Skype, WhatsApp, Dropbox, WordPress, Tumblr, Foursquare, Xing, Lastfm, Hacker News, Yahoo, Trello, Steam, Deviantart, Feed, Renren, Spotify, twitch, Digg, SlideShare.
Start by navigating to Solid Testimonials > Shortcode. Here, you can either create a new shortcode or edit an existing one. Once inside, you’ll land on the General Settings page.
- General Settings Fields:
- Shortcode Name: Assign a unique name to your shortcode.
- Theme: Choose from a variety of Grid & Carousel themes.
- View Type: Opt for Grid, Carousel, Masonry, or Filter layouts.
- Image Mode: Select image display preferences, including Gray options.
- Images Size: Pick from Thumbnail, Medium, Large, or other sizes.
- Image Style: Customize image shapes – Square, Circle, Radius, and shadow.
- Columns Control: Adjust columns for Desktop, Tablet, Mobile & Small Mobile (1 to 4 columns).
- Show/Hide Controls: Toggle Designation, Company, Ratings, and Image visibility.
- Details Control: Define the maximum character limit for Testimonial Details.
- Grid to Carousel/Filter/Masonry Features: Unleash advanced features across 18 new templates within Grid, Carousel, List, Filter & Masonry themes.
- Carousel Settings (When View Type is Carousel):
- Carousel Speed: Adjust the speed of the carousel transition.
- Enable Autoplay: Toggle automatic testimonial rotation.
- Autoplay Delay: Set the time interval between autoplay transitions.
- Pause On Hover: Enable pausing of autoplay on user hover.
- Filter Settings (When View Type is Filter):
- Filter All Text: Modify the “Filter All” text option.
- Dynamic Preview: As you customize settings on the left, the right area displays a real-time preview.
Easily Customize Your Testimonial Display:
To begin, navigate to Solid Testimonials > Shortcode. Create a new shortcode or edit an existing one. Then, proceed to the 2nd tab labeled Style Settings.
- Box Background Color: Choose the background color for the testimonial box.
- Title Color: Set the color for the testimonial title.
- Testimonial Color: Define the color for the testimonial text.
- Read More Color: Specify the color for the “Read More” link.
- Read More Hover Color: Set the color when hovering over the “Read More” link.
- Rating Color: Choose the color for star ratings.
- Name Color: Define the color for the testimonial author’s name.
- Designation Color: Set the color for the designation of the author.
- Company Color: Specify the color for the author’s company name.
- Info Color: Choose the color for additional information.
- Info Icon Color: Set the color for icons used in additional information.
- For Carousel View Type:
- Enable Carousel Navs: Toggle navigation arrows for the carousel.
- Enable Carousel Dots: Toggle navigation dots for the carousel.
- Carousel Navs Style: Choose from One / Two / Three styles for carousel navigation arrows.
- Dots Position: Set the position of navigation dots – Bottom / Bottom Inside Left or Right.
- Dots Style: Choose from One / Two / Three styles for navigation dots.
- Nav Color: Define the color for navigation arrow icons.
- Nav BG Color: Set the background color for navigation arrow icons.
- Nav Hover Color: Choose the color when hovering over the navigation arrow icons.
- Nav Hover BG Color: Set the background color when hovering over navigation arrow icons.
- Dots Color: Define the color for navigation dots.
- For Filter View Type:
- Filter Tab Style: Choose from Style One / Two / Three / Four / Five for filter tabs.
- Filter Color: Define the color for filter text.
- Filter BG Color: Set the background color for filter tabs.
- Filter Border Color: Choose the color for filter tab borders.
- Filter Active Color: Specify the color for the active filter tab.
- Filter Active BG Color: Set the background color for the active filter tab.
- Filter Active Border Color: Choose the border color for the active filter tab.
Begin by navigating to Solid Testimonials > Shortcode. Create a new shortcode or edit an existing one. Then proceed to the 3rd tab labeled Query Settings.
- Count: Specify the maximum number of testimonials to be displayed. Use -1 to show all reviews.
- Order By:
- ID: Sort testimonials based on their ID.
- Title: Arrange testimonials alphabetically by title.
- Custom Order: Define a specific order for testimonials.
- Random: Display testimonials in random order.
- Date: Sort testimonials by their date of creation.
- DESC (Descending): Arrange testimonials in descending order.
- ASC (Ascending): Arrange testimonials in ascending order.
- Authors: Select specific authors whose reviews you want to display.
- Exclude Authors: Exclude certain authors’ reviews from the display.
- Category: Choose a specific category to showcase testimonials from. Select from the available list of created categories.
- Exclude Category: Hide testimonials associated with a particular category.
Preference ( Global Settings )
Head to Solid Testimonials > Shortcode and select Preferences.
- Replace Preferred Text for Read More: Customize the text for the “Read More” link according to your preference.
- Custom CSS: Implement your own custom CSS for a personalized touch.
Page Builder Support
- Divi Builders.
- Beaver Builder.
- Oxygen Builder.
- Genesis Framework.
Solid Testimonials shortcode usage
Select a theme, view type & other parameters. Shortcode will generate with id like [gs_testimonial id=1]
Shortcode PHP Usage
<?php echo do_shortcode( '[gs_testimonial id=5]' ); ?>
If you have any questions regarding the Solid Testimonials plugin and how to work with it, We recommend referring to our comprehensive online documentation. It provides detailed information and instructions to assist you in navigating and utilizing the plugin effectively. You can find the Documentation here.
Quick Support & Bug Reporting
If you encounter any problems or discover bugs, please post them in our Support channel. We aim to respond as soon as possible (excluding holidays).
Pro users are requested to contact our support channel for dedicated assistance.
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This plugin provides 1 block.
- Solid Testimonials
Install the Plugin with Ease: Step-by-Step Guide:
- Get visual assistance and a detailed usage guide by clicking on the Visual Installation & Usage Guide »
Install using the Search Plugin option:
- Go to the WordPress Admin panel
- Navigate to Plugins > Add New
- Search for Solid Testimonials
- Click to Install Now
- Activate the plugin
- The Solid Testimonials post type will appear under the Posts section.
Install using the Upload Plugin option:
- Download the latest version (.zip file)
- In your Admin, go to the menu Plugins > Add New
- Select Upload Plugin
- Click on Choose File
- Select downloaded gs-testimonial.zip & click on Install Now button
- Activate the plugin
- The Solid Testimonials post type will appear under the Posts section.
Install Plugin using FTP:
- Upload gs-testimonial folder inside the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
- Go to WordPress dashboard > Plugins & Activate the plugin
- The Solid Testimonials post type will appear under the Posts/Pages section.
Display on the website:
- Use the
[gs_testimonial id=#]shortcode or select a different theme
- Place the shortcode where you want to display it.
How to Add a New Testimonial in the Plugin?
To add a testimonial to the plugin, follow these steps:
- Go to the WordPress dashboard and navigate to Solid Testimonials > Add New
- Fill out the required information, such as Testimonial Title, Details, Reviewer Name, Organization, Designation, Star Ratings, Email, Address, Phone/Mobile, Website URL, & Video URL.
- Upload reviewer Image.
- Upload Company Logo.
- Assign to a specific category.
- Add Social Profile Links, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and their website.
- Make sure to include the full URL for each social link, starting with http:// or https://.
- Finally, hit the Publish button.
- You can check Add New Testimonial section » for visual explanation.
For optimal display on various devices, it’s recommended to use an image size of 300px X 300px for the author’s image. WordPress will automatically create different sizes & you can select images size to thumbnail/medium/large when creating a shortcode.
How to display shortcodes in page templates?
You can easily display shortcodes in your page templates using the do_shortcode() function in WordPress. Simply add the following code to your template file:
<?php echo do_shortcode('[gs_testimonial id=1]'); ?>
This will allow you to display using the shortcode and the desired theme in your page templates.
Yes, you can easily add social media links using the plugin. It offers 40 different social media icons for you to choose from, and you have complete control over whether to display them or not, as well as the ability to reorder them through drag-and-drop functionality.
You can add Testimonial Author Image in the Featured Image field. Add a picture of the reviewer who wrote the testimonial.
Does the Testimonail plugin have a shortcode option?
Yes, the plugin offers a shortcode feature to display testimonials on your website. Generate shortcode like
You have a choice of 20+ different themes, including Grid, Slider, List, Filter, and Masonry.
For more information on using the shortcode attributes, check out the Shortcode Usage Guide
How many themes does the Solid Testimonials Plugin offer?
The Solid Testimonials Plugin offers 20+ different themes, including Grid, Slider, List, Filter, and Masonry.
What information can be added to the Plugin?
This plugin offers a comprehensive list of information to showcase your reviews effectively. The information you can add includes the following:
- Testimonial Title
- Testimonial Details
- Testimonial Author Image
- Testimonial Categories
- Reviewer Name
- Organization Name
- Star Ratings
- Website URL
- Video URL
- Company Logo
- Social Profiles. 40 Social Icons with the option to add links (Drag and drop reordering available)
Learn more with the Visual Guide
How many testimonials can I add using the plugin?
There is no limit to the number. You can easily add, edit, delete, organize, and even reorder them with a simple drag-and-drop feature.
How to generate Shortcodes?
- To create a new shortcode, go to Solid Testimonials > Shortcodes, and click Create New at the top right corner.
- Set your preferred settings for general, style, and query.
- After giving the shortcode a name, save it.
- Simply copy the generated shortcode and paste it wherever you want to display it.
How can I edit, duplicate, or delete a shortcode?
To edit a shortcode, you can change the view, switch on/off controls, change colors, or set a preferred query, and don’t forget to save your changes.
Duplicating a shortcode is easy. You can duplicate any existing or newly created shortcode, including its saved settings. Simply click on the Clone button, and you will receive a notification that the Shortcode Cloned Successfully. The cloned shortcode will be named with a suffix of Cloned like: Shortcode name – Cloned.
Deleting a shortcode is straightforward, but be cautious before hitting the delete button, as it will permanently remove the shortcode.
What is the best way to add testimonials to WordPress?
- Install and Activate Solid Testimonials.
- Add a few testimonials.
- Generate Shortcodes.
- Copy & Paste the shortcode where you wish to display the testimonials in WordPress.
Do I need testimonials on my website?
Integrating client testimonials on your website can significantly boost potential clients’ confidence in your brand. By adding testimonials to your homepage, you create a positive impression and establish credibility. Surprisingly, a study indicates that having just five testimonials can increase conversion rates by nearly four times, making it a highly impactful strategy for driving results.
Does testimonials help in SEO?
Customer testimonials and reviews are invaluable tools for building trust, credibility, and social proof for your brand. When strategically utilized, they can enhance your search engine optimization (SEO) and significantly boost conversion rates. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to leverage these powerful assets for your business success!
How many testimonials are good for a website?
Research indicates that including a balanced number of 10 to 30 customer testimonials on your landing page is ideal. This approach offers sufficient social proof to build trust with potential customers while avoiding overwhelming them with excessive information. Maximize the impact of testimonials to establish credibility and drive conversions effectively!
Do testimonials increase sales?
Customer testimonials have a remarkable impact on sales pages, increasing conversions by an average of 34%. When strategically placed on pages with expensive products or services, they can skyrocket conversion rates by up to 380%. Embracing customer testimonials in your marketing efforts regularly can lead to an impressive 62% boost in revenue on average.
Don’t miss out on these proven benefits! Incorporate customer testimonials into your marketing strategy today and watch your conversions and revenue soar!
Contributors & Developers
“A WordPress Testimonial Plugin to Showcase Testimonial Slider, Testimonial Grid and More: Solid Testimonial” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
Version 3.0.6 [24th Aug 2023]
- [Added]: Beaver Builder Integration.
- [Added]: Oxygen Builder Integration.
- [Fixed]: All Builders Assets Issues.
- [Fixed]: Star Rating Issue.
- [Fixed]: Paths.
- [Updated]: Autoloader.php
Version 3.0.5 [17th Aug 2023]
- [Added]: Template Override Feature.
Version 3.0.4 [17th Aug 2023]
- [Added]: WPBakery Builder Integration.
Version 3.0.3 [16th Aug 2023]
- [Added]: Gutenberg Block.
- [Added]: Elementor Widget.
- [Added]: Demo Import Feature.
- [Added]: Testimonials drag & drop sort order.
- [Fixed]: Custom CSS not working/Duplicate issue.
Version 3.0.2 [8th Aug 2023]
- [Fixed]: Database Error.
- [Improved]: Performance.
Version 3.0.1 [6th Aug 2023]
- Rewritten the plugin.
Version 1.9.8 [4th Jan 2023]
- [Updated]: Security Issues – Phase 2.
Version 1.9.7 [5th Aug 2022]
- [Updated]: Security Issues.
Version 1.9.1 [6th Oct 2021]
- [Updated]: Rewritten the plugin.
- [Updated]: Organize files in the folder.
version 1.8.16 [23rd May 2021]
- [Fixed]: PHP 7.3 Compatibility.
- [Fixed]: Deprecated Function Warning.
version 1.8.15 [13th Feb 2021]
- [Removed]: Extra files from Appsero library.
- [Updated]: Scripts for jQuery 3
version 1.8.14 [17th Dec 2020]
- [Updated]: AppSero Client.
- [Removed]: Affiliate Admin Notice.
- [Updated]: WordPress 5.6
version 1.8.13 [27th Sep 2020]
- [Fixed]: Admin Notice for Affiliate.
version 1.8.12 [14th Sep 2020]
- [Updated]: link with UTM.
version 1.8.11 [13th Sep 2020]
- [Added]: Admin Notice for Affiliate.
version 1.8.10 [13th Aug 2020]
- [Updated]: WordPress 5.5
version 1.8.9 [24th Jun 2020]
- [Updated]: Appsero Client.
version 1.8.8 [5th Jun 2020]
- [Removed]: Ticker Admin Notice.
version 1.8.7 [21st Apr 2020]
- [Added]: Compatibility with the Latest WP version.
- [Added]: Admin Notice.
version 1.8.6 [14th Dec 19]
- [Added]: order by and order parameter on the shortcode
version 1.8.5 [20th Nov 19]
- [Updated]: With WordPress’s latest version.
version 1.8.4 [6th Nov 19]
- [Fixed]: Dequeue jquery from the script.
- [Fixed]: Default value at shortcode file.
- [Fixed]: Domain name with www & fixed all URLs.
version 1.8.3 [20th Oct 19]
- [Added]: Released new 5 themes – gs_style1, 2, 3, 4 & 8
- [Added]: Column Option ( min 1 to max 4). Applicable for gs_style1, 2, 3, 4 & 8
- [Added]: All Transition Styles are available in the free version.
- [Added]: Activation redirects to Help & Usage page.
- [Added]: New Contributors.
- [Fixed]: Domain name changed & fixed all URLs.
- Printing a variable’s output, now fixed.
- Coupon Code added
- Minor CSS fixed
- Settings Panel Added (Lite)
- Fixed Text Domain
- Added Review system
- Code Improved
- Fixed function name conflict with the Team plugin.
- Help & Usage Link added
- Installation Video Added
- Fixed query issue for WP 4.4
- Domain name changed & fixed all URLs
- Donate link added
- CSS fixed
- Removed Admin notice
- Added Logo slider demo link
- Added admin notice to upgrade PRO version for free till 15th March 2015
- Documentation Added
- Fixed CSS
- Added Demo & Doc links
- Initial release