Spotted Koi Testimonials Plugin for WordPress

This plugin was written because we so very much loved and widely used the ltw_testimonials plugin. The reason we wrote this plugin was that we wanted more from ltw.  So, we rebuilt it from the ground up using similar principles (like the ability to manage output styles).  The main difference is that we used some of the new core WordPress functionality that has happened since WordPress 3.3. We hope you enjoy this plugin!

The SK Testimonials Plugin allows you to list and display Testimonials on your site.  You can list them in any order, by groups, through widgets or shortcodes. You have full functionality to how your testimonials are built and displayed.

Features

  • Easy To Manage
  • Easy To Add and Edit
  • Contextual Help Documentation in the WordPress admin
  • Widgets, Shortcodes, and Template Tags
  • Display and design management
  • Global Settings for output
  • Testimonials show up in /testimonials/ on your site
  • Testimonial slugs use the business and customer name
  • Custom Template files can be overridden by placing files called index-testimonial.php or single-testimonial.php in your theme
  • Image defaults to Gravatar’s “Mystery Man”
  • Customize your page slug away from the default “testimonials”… if you want to
  • Turn on CSS caching to improve page speed

 

All of your testimonials functionality is in one place, allowing you the easiest management of your testimonial information.

All of your testimonials functionality is in one place, allowing you the easiest management of your testimonial information.

Adding a new testimonial is as easy as adding a post or page and has many of the same features such as excerpts, featured images, the visual editor, groups, and display order management. Just make sure that you add the information about the person or company who submitted your testimonial.

Adding a new testimonial is as easy as adding a post or page and has many of the same features such as excerpts, featured images, the visual editor, groups, and display order management. Just make sure that you add the information about the person or company who submitted your testimonial.

Managing your testimonials has never been easier, because we tapped into the core WordPress methods for managing content. Your Testimonials act like posts!

Managing your testimonials has never been easier, because we tapped into the core WordPress methods for managing content. Your Testimonials act like posts!

There's help documentation in your site, so you have that information at your fingertips. If you ever need more help, we have a support forum ready and waiting for your questions.

There's help documentation in your site, so you have that information at your fingertips. If you ever need more help, we have a support forum ready and waiting for your questions.

Testimonial groups are added and managed easily and efficiently. You can assign testimonials a group so that you can display that group in specific places on your site.

Testimonial groups are added and managed easily and efficiently. You can assign testimonials a group so that you can display that group in specific places on your site.

Manage the layout and design (HTML and CSSManage the layout and design (HTML and CSS) of your testimonials from the design page, without having to modify your theme!) of your testimonials from the design page, without having to modify your theme!

Manage the layout and design (HTML and CSS) of your testimonials from the design page, without having to modify your theme!

Set defaults that apply site-wide, but that can be overridden anywhere you display testimonials.

Set defaults that apply site-wide, but that can be overridden anywhere you display testimonials.

The widget functionality allows you to put Testimonials anywhere there is a sidebar. You can set the display however you would like, including overriding the global display defaults for this widget.

The widget functionality allows you to put Testimonials anywhere there is a sidebar. You can set the display however you would like, including overriding the global display defaults for this widget.

Download

Installation/Configuration

  1. Upload the zip file through your plugins->add new screen OR Unzip the archive and upload the sk-testimonials directory via FTP to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. To configure your plugin settings, find the “Testimonials” menu item just under “Comments”

Using Shortcodes

The shortcode you need is [testimonials]. Options for this shortcode are:

  • group – the group to display, default is to show all
  • count – the number to show, default is to show all
  • excerpt – whether to show excerpt or full text, default is the global setting
  • orderby – how to sort the testimonials, default is the global setting
  • order – whether to sort Ascending or Descending, default is the global setting

Support

Please post your support questions in our support forum

Change Log

  • 1.16.1
    • Added the ability to add titles to the html output
  • 1.16
    • Fixed a reported issue of the groups not working all the time with displays for widgets or shortcodes
    • Added the ability to customize your page slug to be something different than the default “testimonials”
    • Added the ability to “cache” your custom css file to improve page load times on the front end of your website
  • 1.15
    • Added in title control, for page title purposes. WordPress was defaulting the page titles to be “Auto Draft”.  We will load a title in by default if the user doesn’t enter one – to avoid “Auto Draft”
  • 1.14
    • made a change for the SEO conscience people, from client-name_business-name to client-name-business-name
    • removed the default CSS entry for 330px on the widget width
  • 1.13
    • Fixed an issue with the rand on the widget not going through
    • set defaults for the widget in a couple places, for some reason they were not passing through properly
    • fixed the widget count issue
  • 1.12
    • Added a check for function_exists(‘get_the_post_thumbnail’) to fix the issue for themes without that feature turned on.
  • 1.11
    • Repaired a template redirect issue that could be causing some issues for users.
  • 1.1
    • Fixed issues with the widget display:
    • The counts were not working because of a variable misnomer
    • The categories were not working because of the same issue with counts
    • The before_widget, after_widget, before_title, and after_titles were not displaying correctly.
  • 1.0
    • First Build, code submitted to the WordPress Repository

 

Support

Please post your support questions in our sk testimonials support forum