Customer testimonials sell, that’s clear. For a commercial website, testimonials are a fundamental piece to generate trust and activate the “hot purchase” of the visitor interested in a product or service, if he sees and can verify that other customers use that product or service and also leave a comment or positive recommendation, this encourages you to proceed with the purchase, it does not guarantee the purchase but it does help a lot.
I’m not going to go into how and where to get those positive comments or testimonials, this is something that you have to work on with the quality of your services and products. What if I do not recommend under any circumstances, is to use false testimonials, that can be verified and in the end it is what will truncate the sale and your reputation, let’s be honest, with us and of course with our clients and future clients, today it is very easy to find out if they are lying to us.
In our case, we have a page of testimonials and opinions on Host-Fusion.com They are all real testimonials, from real people and their profiles can easily be checked on social networks, in such a way that if a future client wants to check that testimonial or even ask that person about their experience, they can do so.
Another important thing is that all the people who appear on this page, know that their comments are published on our website, they are all informed of this, for us it is important to have their approval.
But let’s see how we can create our own testimonial system in WordPress. We can do it in various ways, create them ourselves by mock-up or use a utility that carries our theme, there are many themes that already include this tool and of course many builders (mock-ups) or of course, pulling plugins.
As we do not know exactly if your theme or builder has this functionality or you do not want to layout it by hand, you are going to pull the plugin.
In this case we are talking about the Testimonial Rotator plugin, a plugin available in the official WordPress repository, free, maintained and that we can install and activate like any other plugin from our WordPress administration.
It is a very simple plugin to use and you can get a rotary appearance and testimonials, with a very professional appearance
Among its functionalities we can highlight:
- Change all rotator settings in manager
- Add testimonials to multiple rotators
- Previous / Next buttons
- Height-Based Vertical Alignment Testimonials
- Star Ratings
- Author information field
- Unique testimonial template
- Ability to create custom templates
- HReview support
- Pagination in list format
- Ability to display Add Rotator section based on user role.
- Settings section
- New hooks and filters
A really simple way to manage testimonials on your website. This plugin creates a testimonial and custom post-type testimonial rotator, with WordPress admin fields to add testimonials and assign them to rotators for viewing. Includes Widget and Shortcode to display the testimonials.
You have the plugin available in the official WordPress repository Testimonial Rotator.
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