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Testimonials

The testimonials feature lets you collect kudos from customers and clients and display them on your site in different ways to add credibility and a professional feel.

Testimonials in Dara theme

Activating Testimonials and Setting Testimonials Per Page

If your theme doesn’t have the Testimonial feature active by default, you can turn it on by going to the WP Admin dashboard at Settings → Writing → Custom Content Types and making sure the “Testimonials” option is enabled. When you’re done, save your changes. If you see “Your theme supports Testimonials” your theme is already set.

While you’re here, you can also specify the maximum number of testimonials you want your site to display on testimonial archive pages and templates in the field just below the Testimonials checkbox.

Make sure to save your changes at the bottom of the page.

Note: These settings are in the WP Admin dashboard, which you can reach by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site address (e.g.: yourgroovysite.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

Testimonial settings

Adding and Managing Testimonials

Similar to the way you add new posts, you can add a new testimonial under Testimonials → Add. Testimonials are ordered by the date they’re created, with the most recent testimonial displayed first.

Put the testimonial author’s name in the title field, and if you’d like an author photo or logo displayed, add it as a Featured Image to each testimonial.

testimonials dashboard

Viewing Testimonials

There are a few different ways to view your testimonials after they’ve been created.

The following links are created once you add testimonials.

  • Testimonial Archive – yourgroovysite.wordpress.com/testimonial/
  • Single Testimonial Page – yourgroovysite.wordpress.com/testimonial/testimonial-slug/

Be sure to swap the words in bold with your real site address and the appropriate slug. For example, if a testimonial title – which acts as the author – is Oprah, your default slug will be oprah and your address for the single testimonial by Oprah will be yourgroovysite.wordpress.com/testimonial/oprah/.

Testimonial Shortcode

The Testimonial content type comes with a shortcode to let you easily display testimonials on posts and pages. [testimonials] embeds an archive view of your testimonials. See the complete guide.

Troubleshooting

If any of the Testimonial page links result in a “Page Not Found” error, this can be easily fixed by disabling and re-enabling the Testimonial content type. Go to  Settings → Writing → Your Custom Content Types, uncheck the Testimonials option, save your changes, and then re-check the Testimonials option and save your changes again.

Note: This settings is in the WP Admin dashboard, which you can reach by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site address (e.g.: yourgroovysite.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

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