Strong Testimonials


In just a few steps, you will be collecting and publishing your testimonials or reviews. Beginners and pros alike will appreciate the wealth of flexible features refined over 4 years from user feedback and requests.

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Primary Features

  • No complicated shortcodes
  • A front-end form
  • Custom fields
  • Star ratings
  • Slider & carousel with several navigation options
  • Grids and Masonry
  • Ready for translation with WPML, Polylang, and WPGlobus

More Features

  • Sort by oldest, newest, random, or menu order (drag-and-drop)
  • Kategorien
  • Excerpts and „Read more“ links
  • Featured Images (thumbnails) and Gravatars
  • Pagination
  • Embeds (YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
  • Custom capabilities
  • Developer-friendly (actions, filters, templates)


This plugin provides a few designs with only basic style options for background color and font color. Everything else will be inherited from your theme.

Some templates have light & dark versions and other options. If you want to customize things like fonts, margins and borders, you will need custom CSS.

Testimonial Submission Form

This plugin provides one form with custom fields. Customize the form by adding or removing fields and changing properties like the order, label, and placeholder.

Anti-spam measures include honeypots and Captcha via these plugins:

Send custom notification emails to multiple admins.

Submit the form via Ajax for use with plugins like Popup Maker.

Displaying Testimonials

Everything happens in a View. Instead of learning multiple shortcodes with dozens of options, a View contains all the options in a simple, intuitive editor that no other testimonial plugin has.

Create unlimited views. For example, one view for a form, another for a static grid, another for a slideshow, and so on.

Display a view using a shortcode or the widget.

A variety of templates are included that work well in most themes.

For ultimate control and seamless integration, copy any template to your theme and customize it.

The template function will add a view to your custome theme templates:

<?php if ( function_exists( 'strong_testimonials_view' ) ) {
    strong_testimonials_view( $id );
} ?>

Privacy and GDPR

By default, this plugin:

  • does not store any user or visitor data,
  • does not send any data to remote servers, act as a service or embed content,
  • does not edit the comments form in any way.

The plugin also prevents displaying email addresses in your testimonials on the front end.

However, this plugin provides features that may involve private data.

  • If you use the testimonial submission form, the data collected on that form will be stored in your database.
  • If you enable the administrator notification email upon new testimonial submission, the data collected on your form, at your selection, may be included in that notification email.
  • If you enable comments on testimonials, the plugin will use your theme’s single post template and comment form.
  • If you embed third-party posts such as Twitter, YouTube and FaceBook in your testimonials, you will be agreeing to the Terms of Use of those third-party sites.

Free Add-ons

Country Selector

Use the Country Selector plugin to add a country selector to your form. See the demo.


Assign testimonials to any object (posts, pages, media or custom content types) with features designed to simplify your workflow. Works well with portfolio, directory and service business themes. Learn more

Multiple Forms

Create unlimited forms, each with their own custom fields, to tailor testimonials for different products, services and markets. Learn more


Want to rebrand „testimonials“ as „reviews“, „customer stories“ or something else? Want to change the permalink structure? Control every aspect front and back. Learn more


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  • Slideshow
  • Default template
  • Default form
  • Admin list table
  • General settings
  • Form settings
  • Fields editor
  • View editor


  1. Gehe zu Plugins > Installieren.
  2. Search for „strong testimonials“.
  3. Click „Install Now“.


  1. Download the zip file.
  2. Upload the zip file via Plugins > Add New > Upload.

Activate the plugin. Look for „Testimonials“ in the admin menu.


What are the shortcodes?

[testimonial_view] – To display your testimonials as a list or a slideshow, or to display the form. The first step is to create a view which manages all the options in an easy-to-use (some call it fun!) editor.

[testimonial_view id=1]

[testimonial_count] – To display the number of testimonials you have. For example:

Read some of our [testimonial_count] testimonials!

[testimonial_average_rating] – To display the average rating of all your testimonials. Includes stars!

Can I show more than one testimonial in the slider (i.e. a carousel)?

Yes. you can show 1, 2 or 3 at a time and you can scroll 1, 2 or 3 at a time.

Can I add testimonials from YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?

Yes. The plugin supports the WordPress embed feature for inserting testimonials from these sources.

Can I change the fields on the form?

Yes. There is a custom fields editor to add or remove fields, change field details, and drag-and-drop to reorder them.

After the form has been submitted, can I redirect them to another page or display a custom message?

Yes and yes.

Can I set the status of the newly submitted testimonial?

Yes, either pending or published.

Can I reorder my testimonials by drag and drop?


Can I change the fields that appear below the testimonial?

Yes. In views, change these custom fields in a few clicks.

Can I display a large version of the featured image in a popup?

Yes. This requires a lightbox so if your theme does not include one, you will need a lightbox plugin.

Will it automatically use my existing testimonials?

No. If you already have testimonials in another plugin or theme, you will have to re-enter them. Why? Because every theme and plugin stores data differently.


Plugin, Support and responsetime is unbelievable

This Plugin installed on the fly for me. Settings are fairly easy if that can be said about CMS management 🙂 I requested help for styling and Chris got back immediately and precisely. I now have my testimonials looking exactly as I dreamt. Thx. Chris, it was really helpful

Breaks for mobile absolutely NOT responsive.

I thought this was a great plugin until I got off full screen. This thing just absolutely breaks upon making your screen smaller. The divs just get really tall to accomodate and do not shrink any way. It essentially renders this useless because people will obviously coming from mobile. Also, I can't edit the style because it loads it as a javascript code apparently.


Really i don't have much to say about this plugin I downloaded it, i installed it and everything is perfect It gives you different designs, works out of the box, has star ratings, submission form, admin area with form creation tool, extra fields, administrator approval of the testimonials..... They really thought of EVERYTHING!!!

Unicorn! A Developer who has Customer Service Skills.

I've been in this business a very long time. I'm a designer with some programming knowledge. I've worked with programmers of every level; from software designers to machine coders. Programmers are usually great people, but they all do seem to have similar quirks. Customer service is usually not a strong point. Yesterday, I emailed Chris from Strong Testimonials a few questions about his FREE plugin. I really had no expectation of a response; and if I did receive a response, I fully expected it to be something along the lines of "read the forum", or "we don't provide support for free products". What I received instead was a polite response offering to help. And 4 emails or so later - my problem was solved. It turned out I was making a simple solution difficult - by not fully understanding how this great plugin works. Chris was patient and got me to the solution I needed. I even offered to pay for his time - and he politely declined! Both the plugin and especially the customer service are outstanding. Really refreshing in today's world. Thank you Chris.


I have used this excellent plugin on several customer sites over several years and have never had a problem with it. It just works perfectly. Kudos to Chris Dillon for an intuitive and extremely customisable plugin. Superb job, well done mate!
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2.32.4 – Dec. 27, 2018

  • Prerender shortcodes in WordPress Custom HTML widgets.

2.32.3 – Dec 4, 2018

  • Fix stretched slide height in carousel.

2.32.2 – Dec 4, 2018

  • Add adjustable responsive breakpoints for carousels.

2.32.1 – Oct 26, 2018

  • Fix bug in translation of slider text controls.

2.32 – Aug 6, 2018

  • Add carousel option.
  • Add filters to form field classes.

See changelog.txt for previous versions.