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Sola Testimonials

The easiest to use Testimonial plugin! Showcase your testimonials in a beautiful and modern way with Sola Testimonials.

The easiest to use Testimonial plugin! Showcase your testimonials in a beautiful and modern way with Sola Testimonials.

Lite Features

  • Fully comprehensive testimonial manager
  • Add testimonials to your site in seconds
  • Responsive
  • Show all testimonials via a shortcode
  • Show a single testimonial via a shortcode
  • Show a random testimonial via a shortcode
  • Five layouts to choose from: single coloumn, two columns, three columns, four columns and a blank layout
  • Two beautiful, modern themes to choose from
  • Add custom CSS to create your own testimonial styles and themes
  • Testimonials are created using custom post types
  • Show testimonials within a widget using shortcodes
  • Display testimonials using an easy testimonial widget
  • Gravatar images or custom images can be used
  • Show/hide the testimonial title
  • Show/hide the testimonial body
  • Set the except length of the testimonial
  • Set the read more link
  • Show/hide the testimonial name
  • Show/hide the testimonial website and link
  • All testimonial links are nofollow as per Google Webmaster Guidelines
  • Show/hide the testimonial image
  • Customizable filters

Premium Features

  • Two additional themes
  • New themes added every week
  • Responsive
  • Display testimonials in a responsive slider.
  • Allow users to submit a testimonial through an easy to use and customizable form
  • Get notified via email when a new testimonial has been submitted
  • Enable CAPTCHA in your testimonial submission form
  • Categorize your testimonials
  • Easy to use slider testimonial widget
  • Allow users to submit reviews (star ratings included in testimonial)
  • Export testimonials into a CSV file
  • Get notified via Slack when a new testimonial has been submitted
  • Priority support
  • Get the Sola Testimonials Premium Version now

Coming Soon

  • Themes: Testimonial themes will be created and added every week
  • Allow multiple testimonials to be selected within one shortcode
  • Triggers (Request users to submit a testimonial after a specified action)


Show all Testimonials


Show all Testimonials of a certain category

[sola_t_all_testimonials cat_id=6]

Show a random testimonial from a certain category

[sola_t_all_testimonials cat_id=6 random=yes]

Show all Testimonials with a specific theme

[sola_t_all_testimonials theme=theme-1]
[sola_t_all_testimonials theme=theme-2]
[sola_t_all_testimonials theme=theme-3]
[sola_t_all_testimonials theme=theme-4]
[sola_t_all_testimonials theme=theme-5]

Show all Testimonials with a specific layout

[sola_t_all_testimonials layout=layout-1]
[sola_t_all_testimonials layout=layout-2]
[sola_t_all_testimonials layout=layout-3]
[sola_t_all_testimonials layout=layout-4]

Show a random testimonial

[sola_t_all_testimonials random=yes]

Show a single testimonial

[sola_testimonial id=1]

Show a single testimonial with a specific theme

[sola_testimonial theme=theme-1 id=1]

Show a single testimonial with a specific layout

[sola_testimonial layout=layout-1]

Show all Testimonials in a responsive slider (Pro)


Show all Testimonials of a certain category in a responsive slider (Pro)

[sola_testimonial_slider cat_id=1]

Show all Testimonials in a responsive slider (Pro)

[sola_testimonial_slider theme=theme-1]

Testimonial submit form (Pro)


Show all Testimonials with pagination enabled

[sola_t_all_testimonials per_page=2]

Display total count of all testimonials

[sola_testimonials_count type='any']

Display total count of all approved testimonials

[sola_testimonials_count type='approved']

Display total count of all pending testimonials

[sola_testimonials_count type='pending']


Get a free copy of the Sola Testimonials Premium version in exchange for translating our plugin!

  • English (Default)
  • Swedish (Jorgen Sjoholm)
  • Brazilian Portuguese (Marcio Marodin)
  • Spanish (Esteban Truelsegaard)
  • Dutch (Albert van der Ploeg)
  • French (Frederic Grolleau)

How to effectively use testimonials

One of the most important tasks of your website is to educate potential customers of your product and/or service. Using effective testimonials is an important step in this process and highlighting the right testimonials is of the utmost importance.

Did you know that 90% of people trust testimonials from people they know, and that 70% of people trust testimonials of strangers posted online? (Neilsen, 2009)

  • Testimonials build trust. Nothing is more trustworthy than seeing a real person talking highly of your product or service
  • Testimonials can answer important questions
  • Testimonials overcome buyer skepticism by showing how your product has helped others
  • A testimonial can substantiate claims that you have made on your website
  • By including a first name, last name and company name in the testimonial, you are showing that your testimonials are coming from real people
Author Sola Plugins
Contributors SolaPlugins, JarrydLong, NickDuncan, CodeCabin_
Tags testimonial, testimonial manager, testimonial plugin, testimonial widget, testimonials
  1. sola-testimonials screenshot 1

    Settings page of Sola Testimonials. Select your image style, layout, theme and much more.

  2. sola-testimonials screenshot 2

    Options page

  3. sola-testimonials screenshot 3

    Sola Testimonials example

  4. sola-testimonials screenshot 4

    Sola Testimonials example

  5. sola-testimonials screenshot 5

    Available testimonial shortcodes

  6. sola-testimonials screenshot 6

    Premium add-on testimonial example

  7. sola-testimonials screenshot 7

    Premium add-on example

  1. Once activated, click the "Testimonials" link in your left navigation
  2. Create a testimonial by clicking on "Add New" and fill in the required fields.
  3. Ensure that you have changed the settings to your liking within the Testimonials->Settings page
  4. Copy and paste the shortcode of your choice and paste it into your post or page
  5. Your testimonials should now appear on your website

1.9.3 - 2017-01-27 - Low Priority

  • New Shortcode Added - Ability to display the total count of your markers
  • [sola_testimonials_count type='any'] - type accepts 'any', 'pending', 'approved'
  • Fixed a bug that caused the testimonial status to remain approved

1.9.2 - 2016-12-06 - Medium Priority

  • PHP errors fixed upon activation
  • Tested on WordPress 4.7

1.9.1 - 2016-09-16 - High priority

  • Bug fix that stopped testimonials from showing

1.9.0 - 2016-09-15 - Low priority

  • Tested on WP 4.6.1
  • Added filters to the testimonial markup on the front end
  • New filters:
  • sola_t_filter_title Modify the title
  • sola_t_filter_title_wrap Modify the title wrap that houses the title
  • sola_t_filter_content Modify the content (the_content)
  • sola_t_filter_content_wrap Modify the content wrap that houses the content
  • sola_t_filter_author Modify the author name
  • sola_t_filter_website_name Modify the website name
  • sola_t_filter_website Modify the website URL
  • sola_t_filter_website_wrap Modify the wrap that houses website and website name
  • sola_t_filter_structure Modify the structure of the entire testimonial (data array supplied)
  • sola_t_filter_layout Modify the structure of the layout (data array supplied)

1.8.5 - 2016-03-10 - Low Priority

  • Bug Fix: Pagination returned no results if you werent logged in
  • Bug Fix: Missing HTML tag caused layout issues on some pages

1.8.4 - 2016-01-07 - Low Priority

  • Tested on WordPress 4.4
  • New Feature: You can now add pagination to your testimonials

1.8.3 - 2015-09-16 - Low Priority

  • New Feature: Display your testimonials using a widget

1.8.2 - 2015-09-09 - Low Priority

  • Feedback form email address rectified
  • Translations added:
  • Dutch (Thank you Albert van der Ploeg)
  • French (Thank you Frederic Grolleau)

1.8.1 2015-05-05 - Low Priority

  • Translations added:
  • Brazilian Portuguese (Thank you Marcio Marodin)
  • Spanish (Thank you Esteban Truelsegaard)

1.8 2015-04-22 - Low Priority

  • New Feature: You can now strip all links out of a testimonial - Prevents single view
  • New Feature: You can now redirect to a thank you page once a testimonial has been submitted (Pro)
  • Bug Fix: Display Star Rating Option not saving in slider tab fixed (Pro)
  • Translations added:
  • Swedish (Thank you Jorgen Sjoholm)

1.7 2015-03-24 - Low Priority

  • New Feature: You can now choose to display the excerpt or the full body of a testimonial
  • New Feature: You can now change the pagination speed of the slider (Pro)

1.6 2015-02-20 - Low Priority

  • Bug Fix: Read More Link now shows at the end of a testimonial excerpt
  • New Feature: You can now add star ratings to your testimonials (Pro)
  • New Feature: You can now choose if you want guests to submit a testimonial (Pro)

1.5 - 2015-02-03 - Low Priority

  • New Feature: You can choose to render HTML in a testimonial
  • New Feature: Specify in the shortcode the theme and layout you would like to use for your testimonials
  • Bug Fix: Layout issues fixed when showing more than 4 testimonials
  • Bug Fix: Testimonial image style wouldnt change in slider
  • Bug Fix: Add Media has been removed and a Featured Image metabox for testimonial images
  • Enhancement (Pro): Less testimonial items will display per slide on mobile devices

1.4 - 2014-12-12 - Low Priority

  • Media button added to testimonial author image

1.3 - 2014-11-25

  • Code improvements
  • Testimonial structure improvements
  • New shortcode addition to show a random testimonial
  • Bug fix: Sola Testimonials welcome page kept showing up for some users
  • Pro: Two new testimonial themes added

1.2 - 2014-11-24

  • Fixed the bug that caused a fatal error on the testimonials page

1.1 - 2014-11-21

  • Fixed the bug that caused an unnecessary break in the body of the testimonials
  • Neatened up the testimonial options page

1.0 - 2014-11-21

First version

I've installed the Sola Testimonials plugin, now what?

Once installed and activated, a link should appear in your left navigation panel within your wp-admin section. Click on the "Testimonials" link and follow the on screen instructions.

How do I get the premium version of Sola Testimonials?

Order your copy of Sola Testimonials Premium.

How do I create a Testimonial?

  • Click on Testimonials in your left navigation menu
  • Click on the "Add New" button at the top of the page
  • Fill in the relevant fields such as a title and body for your testiomial and click "Publish"
  • A shortcode will be created for each individual testimonial

What shortcodes can I use?

  • To see all the shortcodes that are available to you, go to "Settings" under "Testimonials" and click on the "Shortcodes" tab.
[sola_testimonial id="x"]

How do I create a testimonial widget?

Showing your testimonials within a widget is easy. Simply copy and paste the shortcode of the testimonial into a text widget and press "Save". Your testimonial widget should appear on your website. Keep in mind that you should rather select an individual testimonial shortcode for a widget instead of the shortcode that dispays all the testimonials.

Version 1.9.3

Requires WordPress version: 3.6 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 27 Jan 2017

Date Added: 21 Nov 2014

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