Adding testimonials to your WordPress website is a great way to increase your sales. Social proof shows customers that there are people just like them who love your product or service.
The easiest way to add testimonials to your website is by using a WordPress plugin. But there are hundreds which claim to do it. Which one should you use? Below we have the ten best plugins which will give you great looking testimonials in no time.
Toolset makes it easy to add great looking testimonials anywhere on your website.
There are two ways for you to add your testimonials. The first and easiest way is by using the out-of-the-box designs from their modules library which you can have up and running on your website in minutes. Toolset Testimonials offers a number of pre-built designs including sliders, column lists, and grids.
If you’re a more experienced developer then you can also custom-design your testimonials from scratch. With Toolset, you can add multiple custom fields, videos, images and even create post relationships with other content.
That’s not all. You can create forms for users to submit testimonials, translate them using Toolset’s integration with WPML and create a custom post type to separate them.
Testimonials Widget is a flexible plugin with more than 50 features to display your testimonials across your website.
You can create testimonials using slides, carousels and fade transitions. Not only that but you can add text, images and videos to your testimonials.
Organizing your testimonials is easy to. All you need to do is use categories and tagging to separate them while you can even filter them to only display ones that match your criteria.
Display testimonials in a grid or slider using Testimonial Showcase with more than 15 layout options to customize them.
To save you time, you can also create submission forms to allow your users to post their own reviews.
Testimonials Showcase also come translation ready and with a number of built-in options including rounded speech bubbles, flat card boxes and quote marks.
Testimonial Rotator provides a great way to organize your testimonials as you can easily create a custom post type to separate them. You can then use widgets and shortcodes to display your rotating testimonials.
In addition, Testimonial Rotator comes with a number of important features including star ratings, next/previous buttons and the ability to make custom templates as well as single templates.
The secret is in the name, Easy Testimonials really are simple to add anywhere on your website including to the sidebar, as a widget or on a page or post. All you need to do is add shortcodes and you’ll be up and running.
Easy Testimonials also lets you choose what fields, images, text and many other options to display. And developers can further customize them by creating their own templates for different screen sizes.
To make your life easier you can also create a customer feedback form on your website for users to fill in and build their own testimonials.
Testimonial Basics is a comprehensive testimonial management plugin which you can use to display your testimonials as part of content or widgets on the sidebar.
Testimonial Basics comes with a number of features including Gravatar to fetch the author’s photo, star ratings and pagination for 3-10 testimonials per page.
Not only that but you can also create a feedback form which will collect user testimonials.
Testimonial Slider comes not only with easy to implement modern sliders but you can also display your testimonials as a list. Furthermore, it also provides you with pre-designed layouts for both sliders and lists.
In fact, hardly any coding skills are required for Testimonial Slider. You can easily customize your testimonials according to your theme, change colors and filter them by categories.
You can also create a front-end form for testimonial submissions as well as one for the back-end to allow admins users to easily fill out new testimonials.
Strong Testimonial comes packed with a great number of features to build advanced tutorials. With Strong Testimonial, you can add testimonials with custom fields and star ratings to slider/carousel designs with multiple navigations.
Strong Testimonial also comes with a number of other add-on features such as full compatibility with the likes of WPML and Polyland for translations, front-end forms and the ability to embed your testimonials on social media.
Thrive Ovation helps you to easily gather testimonials by automatically collecting testimonials from clients ready for you to select from. This is done by automating the whole process from sending automatic messages to clients to creating dedicated landing pages.
As well as making the process of gathering testimonials easier, Thrive Ovation also comes with an intuitive dashboard to help you organize and keep across all of them.
That’s not all, you can also use Thrive Ovation to easily build testimonials which can be updated dynamically or use shortcodes to create them.
While it lacks out-of-the-box designs, HMS Testimonials is a great option if you are want to design your testimonials yourself using CSS.
It contains a drag and drop feature to display testimonials in different ways across your site and the ability to add custom fields and images to them.
You can also create groups to show different sets of testimonials to different pages to reduce duplicates.
Have you used any of these WordPress testimonial plugins? Let us know in the comments area below.