Testimonial Basics WordPress Plugin

User Documentation

Testimonial Basics manages the input and display of customer testimonials. The plugin allows input and display of testimonials in the content area of the WordPress site or by using widgets. There are many easy to use options that have been set up from user requests over the past few years, so users should be able to set up their testimonials to suit their requirements.

There is no up-sell with this plugin, you get a full featured plugin when you download Testimonial Basics.

The plugin has evolved significantly since it was first introduced in 2012. I love WordPress and I look forward to continuing to improve and support the plugin. If you are using the plugin, take the time to donate. I have spent thousands of hours on this plugin, and though I do this because I love to program, it’s nice to receive a few dollars once in a while. If you download, try the plugin and decide to use it, or if you are an existing user and appreciate the updates, show some recognition by making a small donation.

You can donate any amount, and any amount is appreciated. I would suggest $10.00 for new users and $5.00 per major update for existing users.

You can also provide a review at WordPress.org or you can provide a testimonial on this site.

Your continued support is appreciated 🙂


  • backup and restore testimonials
  • setup input forms in content or widget areas
  • show testimonials in content or widget areas
  • group testimonials for separate display
  • use 5 star rating system
  • use sliders and excerpts
  • optionally use schema/google snippet markup
  • black and white or color captcha built in, NOW INCLUDES reCaptcha as an option
  • customize text color and background color
  • 3 layouts for content display, 6 for widget
  • use theme font or one of nine web friendly fonts
  • include gravatars
  • easily edit and approve testimonials in the admin panel
  • pagination available in 3, 5, or 10 testimonials per page
  • help available in admin panels
  • translations : French, Dutch, German, Spanish

Below is a screenshot of the Edit Testimonials admin panel in the Testimonial Basics WordPress Plugin. It is where the admin user can enter new testimonials or update existing ones.

Testimonial Basics Admin
Testimonial Basics Admin

You can easily set up a visitor Input form in a pages content area, or by using a widget. Your users will be able to quickly add a testimonial, that once you approve can be displayed on your site. There is an option to include a Captcha in the visitor input forms to reduce spam.

Input Forms
Input Forms

You can easily display testimonials in the main content area of your page or by using a widget. You can pick any number of testimonials to display in the main content area and you can order them by most recent date or by a selected order. Single testimonials are displayed in the widget, randomly or by selection.

Content Area
Content Area
Content Area Mosaic
Content Area Mosaic
Widget Display Options
Widget Display Options

There is an extensive options page that gives the user many options for input forms and displaying testimonials in the content area and in widgets.

Basic Options
Basic Options

License Details

Testimonial Basics is a plugin for WordPress

Copyright (C) 2017 Kevin Archibald

License: GNU General Public License V3

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

Download Testimonial Basics Plugin

To download the plugin visit my the WordPress.org Repository.

Testimonial Basics on WordPress.org