Strong Testimonials

Description

Strong Testimonials is a standalone plugin built, maintained & operated by the friendly folks over at MachoThemes

In just a few steps, you will be collecting and publishing your testimonials or reviews. Beginners and pros alike will appreciate the wealth of flexible features refined over 4 years from user feedback and requests.

Primary Features

  • No complicated shortcodes
  • A front-end form
  • Custom fields
  • Star ratings
  • Slider & carousel with several navigation options
  • Grids and Masonry
  • Ready for translation with WPML, Polylang, and WPGlobus

More Features

  • Sort by oldest, newest, random, or menu order (drag-and-drop)
  • Categories
  • Excerpts and “Read more” links
  • Featured Images (thumbnails) and Gravatars
  • Pagination
  • Embeds (YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
  • Custom capabilities
  • Developer-friendly (actions, filters, templates)

Strong Testimonials Pro
This plugin is the lite/free version of the Strong Testimonials Pro plugin that comes with all the testimonials features you will ever need including custom form fields, multiple submission forms, testimonial assigments, custom proprieties, SEO friendly testimonials, and much, much more. Click here to purchase the best testimonials plugin now! Get Strong Testimonials Pro!

Strong Testimonials Pro Extensions:

Custom Fields

The easiest and clear way to collect testimonials is using the Strong Testimonials Premium Custom Fields extension. With this extention you can create and assign custom fields to a testimonial view when you want to add extra fields to your testimonial submission forms. You can also optionally display this alongside testimonials on your website.

The perfect example is with a car review website. Using the Custom Fields extension, you can gather detailed testimonials that include information such as car manufacturer, model, and horsepower.

Assignment

The Strong Testimonials Assignment extension helps users assign testimonials to custom post types for easy management and filtering.
Example: you have a custom post type called services, using the Assignment extention you could easily assign certain testimonials to the services custom post type as well as others. This is an important tool to have if you offer multiple services or products and would like to display all testimonials you have gathered for one product on your pricing page.

Multiple Forms

With this Strong Testimonial Premium add-on, you can now create multiple forms to collect testimonials from your website visitors and customers. You can easily create new forms to gather testimonials for different types of products on your website. There is no limit to the number of forms you can create or use.

Country Selector

Get the Strong Testimonials Country Selector and take your testimonials and submission forms above and beyond the traditional, simple forms you may have seen before. This is the perfect way for you to collect specific information about your customers so you can create rich, authentic testimonials that will help increase your conversion rate. You can even pair this with the Custom Fields add-on in order to gather even more useful information.

Review Markup

Use Strong Testimonials Review Markup if you want to have testimonials that both visitors and search engines can understand. Make your testimonials stand out in search engines thanks to this easy-to-use Schema.org markup extension. Strong Testimonials plus SEO equals a higher CTR and a conversion rate. This is why using any other testimonial plugin for your website just won’t cut it.

But don’t just take our word for it. Let’s see what one of our users is saying:

I have used various testimonials plugins. What I get here for free is just amazing. The support is great. And updates fresh. Looking at the ability to get reviews indexed by Google is more than enough reason to get an upgrade.
Johan Horak – Marketing at CapeHolidays

Properties

Take advantaged of the incredible Strong Testimonials Premium Properties to personalize default testimonial attributes such as labels, permalink structure, icons and more.
Example: you are not a fan of calling your product reviews testimonials? Then use this extension to replace the default text (testimonials) with another one such as reviews or ratings. There is also the possibility of replacing the quote icon with another one you like – you have over 100 different icons to choose from.

Advanced Views

Customize your testimonials further than the default star rating value with the Strong Testimonials Premium Advanced Views Extension. With this extension you will have even more features for your views. You can create an unlimited number of views. For example, one view to display your testimonials, another view for the testimonial submission form, another view for a slideshow widget.

Captcha

Protection for spam is something all websites need. The Strong Testimonials Captcha extension protects and keeps your testimonials spam free. You can add javascript honeypots or Google reCAPTCHA which uses advanced risk analysis techniques to tell humans and bots apart. Using this extension gives you the possibility of choosing from multiple reCAPTCHA versions to better suit your site needs.

Style

This plugin provides a few designs with only basic style options for background color and font color. Everything else will be inherited from your theme.

Some templates have light & dark versions and other options. If you want to customize things like fonts, margins and borders, you will need custom CSS.

Testimonial Submission Form

This plugin provides one form with custom fields. Customize the form by adding or removing fields and changing properties like the order, label, and placeholder.

Anti-spam measures include honeypots and Captcha via these plugins:

Send custom notification emails to multiple admins.

Submit the form via Ajax for use with plugins like Popup Maker.

Displaying Testimonials

Everything happens in a View. Instead of learning multiple shortcodes with dozens of options, a View contains all the options in a simple, intuitive editor that no other testimonial plugin has.

Create unlimited views. For example, one view for a form, another for a static grid, another for a slideshow, and so on.

Display a view using a shortcode or the widget.

A variety of templates are included that work well in most themes.

For ultimate control and seamless integration, copy any template to your theme and customize it.

The template function will add a view to your custome theme templates:

<?php if ( function_exists( 'strong_testimonials_view' ) ) {
    strong_testimonials_view( $id );
} ?>

Privacy and GDPR

By default, this plugin:

  • does not store any user or visitor data,
  • does not send any data to remote servers, act as a service or embed content,
  • does not edit the comments form in any way.

The plugin also prevents displaying email addresses in your testimonials on the front end.

However, this plugin provides features that may involve private data.

  • If you use the testimonial submission form, the data collected on that form will be stored in your database.
  • If you enable the administrator notification email upon new testimonial submission, the data collected on your form, at your selection, may be included in that notification email.
  • If you enable comments on testimonials, the plugin will use your theme’s single post template and comment form.
  • If you embed third-party posts such as Twitter, YouTube and FaceBook in your testimonials, you will be agreeing to the Terms of Use of those third-party sites.

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3rd party or external service disclaimer

The plugin connects to our website through an API call (https://strongtestimonials/wp-json/mt/v1/get-all-extensions) in order to request a list of available extensions.

IT DOES NOT SEND ANY DATA NOR DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM THE REQUEST

Our privacy policy can be found at this URL https://strongtestimonials.com/privacy-policy/

Screenshots

  • Slideshow
  • Default template
  • Default form
  • Admin list table
  • General settings
  • Form settings
  • Fields editor
  • View editor

Installation

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for “strong testimonials”.
  3. Click “Install Now”.

or

  1. Download the zip file.
  2. Upload the zip file via Plugins > Add New > Upload.

Activate the plugin. Look for “Testimonials” in the admin menu.

FAQ

What are the shortcodes?

[testimonial_view] – To display your testimonials as a list or a slideshow, or to display the form. The first step is to create a view which manages all the options in an easy-to-use (some call it fun!) editor.

[testimonial_view id=1]

[testimonial_count] – To display the number of testimonials you have. For example:

Read some of our [testimonial_count] testimonials!

[testimonial_average_rating] – To display the average rating of all your testimonials. Includes stars!

Can I show more than one testimonial in the slider (i.e. a carousel)?

Yes. you can show 1, 2 or 3 at a time and you can scroll 1, 2 or 3 at a time.

Can I add testimonials from YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?

Yes. The plugin supports the WordPress embed feature for inserting testimonials from these sources.

Can I change the fields on the form?

Yes. There is a custom fields editor to add or remove fields, change field details, and drag-and-drop to reorder them.

After the form has been submitted, can I redirect them to another page or display a custom message?

Yes and yes.

Can I set the status of the newly submitted testimonial?

Yes, either pending or published.

Can I reorder my testimonials by drag and drop?

Yes.

Can I change the fields that appear below the testimonial?

Yes. In views, change these custom fields in a few clicks.

Can I display a large version of the featured image in a popup?

Yes. This requires a lightbox so if your theme does not include one, you will need a lightbox plugin.

Will it automatically use my existing testimonials?

No. If you already have testimonials in another plugin or theme, you will have to re-enter them. Why? Because every theme and plugin stores data differently.

Reviews

June 20, 2019
I love this plugin. It is easy to use and the functionality is amazing. Want to point out the support for this plugin, which deserves a 5 star rating on its own. Quick and thorough responses to any questions a user might have.
May 15, 2019
I've used this plugin for almost 1 year and found it really excellent all round. When a recent update broke part of it's function, support were right on top of it and had it fixed with a new update within 24 hours. Awesome Service. Thank you
May 10, 2019
I love this plugin very much. Admin dashboard is easy to understand, and provides more features to design testimonials. I use this plugin for every site that I have designed for client. Thanks for creating this plugin. 🙂
May 4, 2019
The plug=in works well and is pretty straightforward to use. Best of all, the support team responded quickly and helped my solve an issue that occurred with my theme and the plug-in. Definitely recommend this plug-in and their support team.
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Contributors & Developers

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