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User Guide Testimonials Plugin

Testimonials

User Guide

 

Testimonials

1.0.7 *

WordPress

5.5.1 *

reCaptcha

1.58 *

Rating

1.2.0 *

*When using other versions some differences are possible to occur

** Screenshots were taken from a PC

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Add New Testimonial

2.1. Add Title

2.2. Add Content

2.3. Add Media

2.4. Testimonials Info

2.4.1. Add Author

2.4.2. Add Company Name

2.5. Publish

3. Settings

3.1. Testimonials Settings

3.1.1. Number of Testimonials

3.1.2. Image Size

3.1.3. Sort Testimonials by

3.1.4. Arrange Testimonials by

3.1.5. Allow Testimonials from

3.1.6. Auto Approve Testimonials

3.1.7 reCaptcha

3.1.8. Rating

3.1.9. GDPR Compliance

3.2. Slider Settings

3.2.1. Items in Slide

3.2.2. Autoplay

3.2.3. Autoplay Timeout

3.2.4. Auto Height

3.2.5. Loop

3.2.6. Navigation

3.3. Miscellaneous Settings

3.3.1. Track Usage

3.3.2. Default Settings

3.4. Custom Code

4. Testimonials

4.1. Edit Testimonial

4.2. Delete Testimonial

4.3. Search

4.4. Filter

4.5. Bulk Actions

5. Shortcode

5.1. Testimonials Shortcode

5.2. Testimonials Form Shortcode

5.3. Testimonials Slider Shortcode

5.4. Reviews Shortcode

5.5. Review Form Shortcode

You can download Testimonials Plugin here:

https://bestwebsoft.com/products/wordpress/plugins/testimonials

1. Introduction

Note: Сlick the “Save Changes” button in order to apply any changes.

1.1. Open your WordPress Admin Dashboard and find the menu on the left.

1.2. Go to the “Testimonials” > Add Newon your dashboard.

1.3. The “Add New Testimonial” page will open.

2. Add New Testimonial

Use the “Add New Testimonial” page to add information and configure a testimonial content.

2.1. Add Title

Enter the title of a new testimonial to an appropriate field.

2.2. Add Content

Enter the content of a new testimonial to an appropriate text area.

2.3. Add Media

Click the “Add Media” button to open the Media Library window.

2.3.1. Click the “Select Files button or drag and drop files into the window to upload new images from your computer.

2.3.2. Open the “Media Library” tab to choose images that are already uploaded into the Media Library. Select images and click the “Insert” button.

2.4. Testimonials Info

Use the “Testimonials Info” section to set the information about the person, who had left the testimonial.

2.4.1. Add Author

Use the “Author” field to enter the author’s name for a testimonial.

2.4.2. Add Company Name

Use the “Company Name” field to enter the company name for a testimonial.

2.5. Publish

Click the Publish button to save the changes.

2.5.1. Published testimonials will appear on the “Testimonials” page.

3. Settings

Use the options of the “Settings” page to make the settings applicable to all the testimonials of the website.

3.1. Testimonials Settings

Use the options of the “Testimonials Settings” tab to make the most important settings for Testimonials.

3.1.1. Number of Testimonials

Use the “Number of Testimonials” option to set the number of displayed testimonials on one page. Enter the necessary value into the appropriate box.

3.1.1.1. The result may look on a page as follows.

3.1.2. Image Size

Use the Image Size” option to select the maximum testimonials image size. Select the necessary size from the dropdown menu.

3.1.2.1. The result may look on a page as follows.

3.1.3. Sort Testimonials by

Use the “Sort Testimonials by” option to choose the testimonials order of display.

3.1.3.1. Choose “Testimonials ID” to set the sorting by the ID of testimonial.

3.1.3.2. The “Testimonials ID” sorting result may look on a page as follows.

3.1.3.3. Choose “Title” to set the sorting by the title of the testimonial.

3.1.3.4. The “Title” sorting result may look on a page as follows.

3.1.3.5. Choose “Date added” to set the sorting by testimonial date of creation.

3.1.3.6. The “Date added” sorting result may look on a page as follows.

3.1.3.7. Choose “Random” to set random sorting.

3.1.3.8. The “Random” sorting result may look on a page as follows.

3.1.4. Arrange Testimonials by

Use the “Arrange Testimonials by” option to choose the testimonials arrangement.

3.1.4.1. Choose “Ascending” to set the ascending arrangement.

3.1.4.2. The result of the ascending arrangement for “Date added” sorting may look on a page as follows.

3.1.4.3. Choose “Descending” to set the descending arrangement.

3.1.4.4. The result of the ascending arrangement for “Date added” sorting may look on a page as follows.

3.1.5. Allow Testimonials from

Use the “Allow Testimonials from” option to choose the rights of leaving the testimonial.

3.1.5.1. Choose “Logged users” to allow only logged users to leave testimonials.

3.1.5.2. Choose “Everyone” to allow all site visitors to leave testimonials.

3.1.6. Auto Approve Testimonials

Enable the “Auto Approve Testimonials” option to approve new testimonials automatically. Otherwise, new testimonials will be saved as drafts.

3.1.7 reCaptcha

Testimonials by BestWebSoft is compatible with “reCaptcha by BestWebSoft” plugin. Download the plugin by clicking the “Install Now” link.

You can download the reCaptcha plugin here

https://bestwebsoft.com/products/wordpress/plugins/google-captcha/

3.1.7.1. After a successful download, activation, and configuration of the “reCaptcha” plugin enable reCaptcha for “Testimonials”.

3.1.7.2. After saving changes the “Testimonials” form with reCaptcha will look as follows.

3.1.8. Rating

Testimonials by BestWebSoft is compatible with “Rating by BestWebSoft” plugin. Download the plugin by clicking the “Install Now” link.

You can download the Rating plugin here

https://bestwebsoft.com/products/wordpress/plugins/rating/

3.1.8.1. After a successful download and activation of the “Rating” plugin enable Rating for “Testimonials”.

3.1.8.2. After saving changes the review form with rating may look as follows.

3.1.8.3. Use the “Reviews per load” option to set the number of reviews that would be displayed by pressing the “See all reviews” button.

3.1.8.4. The “See all reviews” button on a page may look as follows.

3.1.8.5. The displaying result of all reviews on a page may look as follows.

3.1.9. GDPR Compliance

Enable the “GDPR Compliance” option to display a GDPR Compliance checkbox.

3.1.9.1. Enter the necessary text into the “Checkbox label”  field.

3.1.9.2. Select the “Link to Privacy Policy Page” from the dropdown menu.

3.1.9.3. Enter the “Text for Privacy Policy” value into the appropriate field.

3.1.9.4. The result of “GDPR Compliance” customization on a page may look as follows.

3.2. Slider Settings

Use the options of the “Slider Settings” tab to customize the appearance of the testimonials slider.

3.2.1. Items in Slide

Use the “Items in Slide” option to set the number of elements in the slider.

3.2.1.1. The result of the slider display may look on a page as follows.

3.2.2. Autoplay

Enable the “Autoplay” option to turn on the automatic slide change.

3.2.3. Autoplay Timeout

Use the Autoplay Timeout” option to set the appropriate duration of autoplay.

3.2.4. Auto Height

Enable the “Auto Height” option to set the automatic slider height change (according to the height of the slide).

3.2.5. Loop

Enable the “Loop” option to set the cyclical slideshow.

3.2.6. Navigation

Use the “Navigation” option to enable navigation elements in the slider.

3.2.6.1. Enable the “Arrows” to set the arrows as a next/previous slider switch.

3.2.6.2. Slider with arrows navigation may look on a page as follows.

3.2.6.3. Enable the “Dots” to set the dots as a slider number index.

3.2.6.4. Slider with dots navigation may look on a page as follows.

3.3. Miscellaneous Settings

Use the options of the “Miscellaneous Settings” tab to make the settings regarding the track usage and default settings.

3.3.1. Track Usage

Enable the “Track Usage” option to allow tracking plugin usage anonymously.

3.3.2. Default Settings

Click the “Restore settings” button to reset all the settings made previously and revert them to the default ones.

3.3.2.1. Click “Yes, restore all settings” button to confirm the procedure.

3.4. Custom Code

Use the “Custom code” tab to insert a CSS, PHP, or JavaScript code. To activate the inserted code, enable the “Activate custom … code” option, and save changes.

4. Testimonials

Use the “Testimonials” page to make changes in the testimonials, to delete the testimonial, or to do the search.

4.1. Edit Testimonial

Hover the cursor on the preferred testimonial and click the “Edit” button to do the proper editions.

4.2. Delete Testimonial

Click the “Trash” button to move the selected testimonial to the trash.

4.3. Search

Enter the title of the testimonial and click the “Search Testimonials” button to do the search.

4.4. Filter

Use “Filter” to sort all the testimonials by different parameters.

4.5. Bulk Actions

Use the “Bulk Actions” to, “Edit” or “Move to trash” to multiple testimonials.

5. Shortcode

Use the shortcodes to add Testimonials to your posts or pages. Available shortcodes are displayed on the “Testimonials” > “Settings” page.

5.1. Testimonials Shortcode

To display testimonials, copy the necessary shortcode, create a new post or page or open the existing in the “Edit” mode and insert copied earlier shortcode to the necessary place.

5.1.1. The result of adding testimonials by using shortcode may look on a page as follows.

5.2. Testimonials Form Shortcode

To display Testimonials Form, copy the necessary shortcode, create a new post or page or open the existing in the “Edit” mode and insert copied earlier shortcode to the necessary place.

5.2.1. The result of adding testimonials form by using shortcode may look on a page as follows.

5.3. Testimonials Slider Shortcode

To display Testimonials Slider, copy the necessary shortcode, create a new post or page or open the existing in the “Edit” mode and insert copied earlier shortcode to the necessary place.

5.3.1. The result of adding testimonials slider using shortcode may look on a page as follows.

5.4. Reviews Shortcode

To display reviews, copy the necessary shortcode, create a new post or page or open the existing in the “Edit” mode and insert copied earlier shortcode to the necessary place.

5.4.1. The result of displaying the reviews using the shortcodes may look on a page as follows.

5.5. Review Form Shortcode

To display Review Form, copy the necessary shortcode, create a new post or page or open the existing in the “Edit” mode and insert copied earlier shortcode to the necessary place.

5.5.1. The result of displaying the review form by shortcode may look on a page as follows.

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