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We, as human beings, are always skeptical about things, especially if it is something new to us.
What was your reaction when you first heard that you can make money online? Of course, you must have been skeptical.
The only way to not be suspicious is to watch others say you can do it, and then ask them to prove it. Same is the case with earning money online. You probably didn’t get started until you saw people like Pat Flynn and Harsh Agarwal sharing their income reports to show you what’s possible.
Testimonials help you do the same for your site.
You need it whenever you ask someone to take an action like sign up to your email list or buy your product/service.
Displaying your testimonials in a good way is not an easy task. In this post, you are going to explore the various WordPress plugins that you can use to help streamline the process and keep it looking good.
But first, let’s focus on the importance of testimonials.
Having testimonials helps you get 3 benefits if you don’t have it:
So, it is very important to have testimonials for your business, but how to add them to your pages to demonstrate your authority and credibility, that is what you are going to find in this post.
Let’s check the list first.
Thrive Ovation is a powerful plugin that helps you collect testimonials And share them beautifully on your page.
Created by Thrive Themes (the company behind Thrive Architect, Thrive Leads, and more), you can expect this plugin to be of high quality.
So what can you do with this plugin?
You can easily access testimonials from different locations with the click of a button. You can easily get testimonials by seamlessly integrating your social media pages with your social media accounts. And with the click of a button, you can easily import all the data you need like their name, their image, and display it however you want without the hassle of copying and pasting things.
You can also manage all the testimonials available in one dashboard instead of on different platforms. This makes things easier to manage and saves you time. Not to mention the various designs and templates available and how many customizations you can apply to help suit your needs.
You can get access to it all for $19/month with all Thrive theme products. Yes, you need to pay some money, but it is worth it if you are serious about your testimonials and want to boost your conversions.
Testimonials Pro is one of the best WordPress Testimonials Showcase plugin which is updated with the latest web technologies. It comes with optimum design and highly customizable. It allows you to display testimonials, reviews or quotes in multiple ways on any page or widget with simple shortcodes.
It also offers responsive layout and 100+ customization options. Moreover, it generates shortcodes quickly with 200+ visual customization options. It is also compatible with any theme and plugins.
Each testimonial includes different content types, such as image, video, testimonial title, tagline, and content, rating star, reviewer status, company name, location, mobile or telephone, e-mail, date, website URL, social profile Links, and many more.
In short, Testimonials Pro is the complete solution to showcase testimonials on your website to promote your business on infinite scale.
The plugin has both a free and premium version. You can download the free version from the WordPress repository. You can get the premium version for $39 for one site, $29 for five sites, or $39 for unlimited sites. All plans are included for lifetime support and updates.
A powerful plugin was created by Chris Dillon. You can access it for free from the WordPress directory.
This plugin is easy to use if you want simple content adding testimonials and customizing it yourself. With over 100k installations, this plugin proves to be good to trust.
You can easily create a form to help you collect testimonials with anti-spam measures. You can then notify admins to embed testimonials easily.
You can also customize how your testimonials look using CSS code.
There are a number of features you can add such as having multiple forms, adding review markup To improve your click-through rate on search engines, assigning testimonials to different pages/posts to streamline the process, plus more features.
Ultimate Blocks is a Gutenberg block plugin that comes with a dedicated testimonials block. It is very simple to use. Simply enter the ‘testimonials’ block and then add a testimonial, name, designation and image. You can change background color and font color. You can also change the font size.
Ultimate Blocks comes with other essential blocks like Table of Contents, Tabbed Content, Image Slider, Click to Tweet, Button, and more.
WP Testimonials Slider & Showcase provides a great way to display testimonials left by customers. Not only is it mobile friendly and 100% responsive, but it is also very versatile.
It comes with 30 awesome layouts including grid, slider, isotope and video. With unlimited shortcode generator, it allows you to control rows and columns. It also supports pagination.
The best part about the plugin is that it provides seamless submission and control in all areas. WordPress.org has a free version of the plugin.
Sold on CodeCanyon by a specific author, this plugin is another one to look for when deciding which plugin to use.
It helps you display your testimonials as a grid or slider, and you can customize it however you want. there is also a star rating System.
You can also create a front-end submission form to make it easier for users to submit their testimonials.
Created by the Gold Plugins team, this is another great tool.
As the name suggests, they try to make it easy to add testimonials.
You can easily add random testimonials to places like the sidebar or a page. You can make testimonials appear faded or in a slider and easily organize topics into categories.
WP Testimonials with Rotator Widget was created by the team at WP Online Support.
The plugin helps you with front-end submission forms, various customization options (20 slider designs and 20 grid designs), and you can even add your own custom CSS code.
The equipment is very good.
However, if you will not be using other plugins available on WP Online Support then I would not suggest you to get it as you will have to pay for all the plugins out there. It’s available for a low fee of $89 for 1 site, but it’s worth considering if you won’t be using all the tools available out there.
GS Testimonials Slider is provided by the team at GS Plugins.
There is a free version available, but I would not recommend it as it lacks many of the essential features that you can find in the other free plugins listed here.
However, premium plugins are a different story. You have all the core features like front-end form submission, different styles to choose from, star rating system, order options and much more.
The price is $30 for 1 site, but it is expensive when buying it for multiple sites. The 5-site license is at $135 compared to $49 for Thrive Ovation which has more features.
The DP Testimonials Slider was created by the team at Divi Cake which, as you guessed it, only works with the Divi Page Builder.
In case you didn’t know, Divi page builder is created by Elegant Theme which is considered by many as the best page builder available.
And if by any means you’re used to it, look elsewhere and pick up this tool. Since you’re already using the tool to edit your pages, this tool will help you create the perfect testimonials with Divi Page Builder.
The only problem might be the price tag, which is $50. But if you use Divi page builder then use this tool with it.
You can check out the 50 available styles by visiting this demo page here to find out what I mean.
This is my new favorite widget created by the Elementor team. And as you guessed, it only works with Elementor Page Builder.
But you don’t need to pay extra for it like DP Testimonials slider.
It is already available in the package when you purchase Elementor Page Builder.
When it comes to design, no device can come close to it.
With the customization you can do with the page builder, you are guaranteed to have it tailored to your site.
And you can get it with page builder for just Rs.50. If you are planning to get the page builder, then look no further and make use of the free tools available with it.
If you want a premium tool that is easy to use, then this tool may be what you are looking for.
Advocated by Bill Erickson (a well-known WP developer) and Mark Jacquith (a lead developer on the WordPress team), you know this tool is up to something.
It’s a simple drag-and-drop design style that makes it easy to add and remove whatever you want from the slider. You can use it on specific pages or posts as you specify, so you don’t need to add it to every post. Just check the people you want it to appear on, and that’s it.
You can also use it as a slider to automatically display your images from Instagram or Pinterest, or you can add your own. Everyone raves about their responsive carousel.
Check out their post on how to create a customer testimonials slider in WordPress to see how you can create testimonials using their plugin.
Testimonials Widget is a cool plugin that helps you add testimonials as a widget and embed it anywhere with a simple shortcode.
Easily styled based on your theme. You can customize it also.
You can slide text, video, and images, and you can even mix between text and video.
You can see the slider in action on the Plugins page. It’s not fancy but does the job really well.
Testimonials are very important to grow your blog and your business.
There are many tools available to help you create such good looking testimonials. This post showed you the top.
If you’re looking for the best tool to use overall, go with Thrive Ovation. You can have all the features you need, and it doesn’t cost that much.
If you already use the Divi page builder, use the DP Testimonials slider.
If you use or plan to use Elementor, look no further than their awesome testimonials carousel widget.
If you’re looking for the best free tools, there are tons to choose from in this post, so it’ll be a bit subjective depending on what works best for you and your business and what you need.
But for me, I would go with the Strong Testimonials plugin, as I find it easier to use, and it has many of the same features available in other plugins.
Tell us in the comments below who you’re going with and why. Also, do let us know if you have any experience with other plugins that we haven’t mentioned in the post.
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