Real Testimonials


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Real Testimonials™ is the Best Testimonials Showcase Plugin for WordPress built to display testimonials, customer reviews, or quotes in multiple ways on any post, page, custom template, widget, etc. The plugin comes with the easiest Shortcode Generator settings panel with a live preview that can help you build awesome and unique testimonials showcase with responsive layouts and customizable styles on your website.

Since Testimonials are so important to your potential customers, it is important that you showcase them effectively on your website and that you are regularly collecting fresh testimonials. Testimonial Pro helps you do both.

Why Do You Need Testimonials on Your Website?

Testimonials are a great way to strengthen your brand and reliability with new customers.

  • Help potential customers get to know that you are a faithful business.
  • Give you the scope to point out specific features or compelling reasons why a customer should buy from you.
  • Testimonials, when used effectively, are a great tool to increase conversions rates on your website!

We believe that you shouldn’t be a programmer or hire a developer to display testimonials or customer reviews site. That’s why we built the Real Testimonials™ plugin that’s both EASY and POWERFUL.

Real Testimonials 2.3.0

Real Testimonials™ 2.3.0 has completely been rebuilt and this provides you now many improvements including shortcode live preview and new amazing features.

Basic Input Fields

  • Testimonial image
  • Testimonial title or Tagline
  • Testimonial content or Review message
  • Reviewer name
  • Rating star
  • Reviewer identity or position.


  • Fully Responsive and Mobile friendly.
  • Easy To Use – No Coding Required.
  • Shortcode Generator with live preview.
  • Add unlimited testimonials and display them anywhere you want.*
  • Import/Export testimonials.
  • Enable/Disable autoplay & control speed.
  • Stop on the hover slider.
  • Infinite loop for the slider.
  • Set a maximum number of testimonials to show.
  • Show/hide navigation arrows & pagination dots.
  • Control slider pagination speed.
  • Star rating system.
  • Show/hide section title.
  • Show/hide testimonial title or tagline.
  • Show/hide testimonial content or review message.
  • Show/hide reviewer name.
  • Show/hide star rating.
  • Show/hide reviewer identity or position.
  • Show/hide testimonial image.
  • Set testimonial/reviewer image size.
  • Unlimited color options for every field.
  • Multiple testimonial sliders or showcases (supports more than one slider per page).
  • Unique settings for each testimonial slider.
  • Control the number of testimonial columns on different devices.
  • Testimonials order & order by.
  • Enable/Disable adaptive height for testimonials slider.
  • Touch, swipe, or tap on iOS, Android, and any other touch devices.
  • Enable/Disable mouse draggable.
  • Easy to customize and developer-friendly.
  • Ready for translation with WPML, Polylang, qTranslate-x, etc.
  • Widget & RTL ready.
  • Compatible with any theme.
  • compliant JSON-LD markup & optimized for speed.
  • Support all modern browsers: Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari, etc.
  • And much more options.

For Faster Support, Features Request, and Bug Reporting

Ask us at Support.

Real Testimonials Pro

Real Testimonials Pro™ is the best way to collect, manage, and display Testimonials on your website. The premium plugin comes with the advanced Shortcode Generator settings with a live preview that can help you build awesome and unique testimonials showcase with responsive layouts and customizable styles on your website.

Want to build easily credibility for your business and boost your conversion rate right away? Testimonials are one of the most effective and great tools for selling a potential customer on your product or service. Why? It gives a chance for potential customers to hear directly from people who have already been investing in your product or service.

Since Testimonials are so important to your potential customers, it is important that you showcase them effectively on your website and that you are regularly collecting fresh testimonials. Real Testimonials Pro helps you do both.

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Real Testimonials Pro – Getting started

Input Fields in Pro for Each Testimonial:

  • Testimonial image
  • Video
  • Testimonial title or Tagline
  • Testimonial content or Review message
  • Reviewer name
  • Rating star
  • Reviewer identity or position
  • Company name
  • Location
  • Mobile or Telephone
  • E-mail
  • Date
  • Website URL
  • And Social profile links.

You can easily show/hide and customize every field.

100+ Powerful Premium Features You’ll Love

  • All Sample Testimonials
  • Advanced Shortcode Generator with live preview.
  • 5+ Testimonial Layouts. (e.g. Slider, Grid, Masonry, List, Isotope Filter, etc.)
  • 10+ Fully Customizable & Professionally Designed Themes.
  • 14 Display (Reviewer Information) Options.
  • Advanced Typography options (940+ Google fonts).
  • 100+ Advanced Styling and Layout Customization Options (Position, fonts family, weights, size, line height, alignment, transform, letter spacing, color, etc).
  • Import/Export testimonials.
  • Display reviews of your product or service.
  • Multiple Testimonials sliders or views on the same page.
  • Thumbnails Slider for Testimonials.
  • Duplicate or Clone Testimonial Sliders or Views.
  • Group Testimonials from specific Categories.
  • Display Group or Specific Testimonials.
  • Isotope Filtering Testimonials by Categories.
  • Video Testimonials with Lightbox functionality.
  • Create Unlimited Testimonial Submission Forms.
  • Drag & drop Testimonial Form Builder.
  • Customize the Form by adding or removing fields and changing properties like the order, label, color, and placeholder.
  • New Testimonial Notifications e-mail to one, or more, addresses when a new testimonial is submitted.
  • Testimonial Pending in Dashboard for approval by Admin.
  • Admins can edit the testimonials before publishing.
  • Create, edit, re-order, delete, and manage Testimonials!
  • Star rating system.
  • Google reCAPTCHA for Testimonial Form spam protection.
  • Multiple Testimonial Rows in the Carousel.
  • Rich Snippets/Structured Data compatible(Schema markup).
  • 25+ Social Profiles added with tons of customization options.
  • Testimonial image styles (square, round, circle).
  • Border or box-shadow option for Testimonial image.
  • Set custom dimension for Testimonial image.
  • Ajax Pagination (Ajax number, Load More, & Infinite Scroll) for Grid, List, & Masonry.
  • Read More & Characters limit for the testimonial.
  • Read More action type(Expand/PopUp) with customizable options.
  • Identity or position & Company name linking via Website URL.
  • Multi-creative use plugin: Testimonials, Team, Logos, etc.
  • Store testimonials for unlimited use.
  • Ticker mode carousel for testimonials.
  • 8+ Different navigation positions.
  • 6 different navigation arrow styles.
  • Testimonials slider fade effect.
  • Display random testimonials.
  • Testimonial content and Reviewer information alignment(left, center, right).
  • Custom CSS field to override styles.
  • Fully Translation ready with WPML, Polylang, qTranslate-x, and more.
  • Works great with any WordPress theme or site.
  • Built-in Automatic updates on license key activation.
  • One To One Fast & Friendly Support.
  • Extensive Online docs & Video Tutorials.
  • Any new features we add in the future (which is often).
  • Full list of PRO features»

Page Builders Ready

  • Gutenberg (WordPress 5.x)
  • Elementor
  • WPBakery
  • Beaver Builder
  • SiteOrgin
  • Divi Builder
  • LayersWP
  • MotoPress
  • CornerStone
  • Themify Builder etc.


The premium version of the plugin entitles you to get fast, friendly, and priority support with replies posted within 24 hours (without holidays). If you submit a support ticket by filling up this form, this will create a one-to-one email support thread.

For documentation and tutorials go to our Documentation.


Designed and Developed by ShapedPlugin


  • Live Demo (Free)
  • Add New Testimonial
  • General Settings
  • Theme Settings
  • Display Settings
  • Slider Settings
  • Image Settings
  • Typography (Pro)
  • All Testimonials
  • Advanced Settings
  • Menu Settings
  • Recaptcha (Pro)
  • Custom CSS



  • PHP 5.6 or later
  • MySQL 5.6 or later
  • WordPress 4.0 or later

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working


To do an automatic install of Real Testimonials, login to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.
In the search field type “Real Testimonials by ShapedPlugin”. Once you have found it you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now” and then “Activate”.


Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  • Download
  • Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  • Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  • Select from your computer
  • Click ‘Install Now’
  • Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  • Download
  • Extract the testimonial-free directory to your computer
  • Upload the testimonial-free directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

You will now see the Real Testimonials menu in your WordPress admin panel.

The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to install a WordPress plugin.


How can I Showcase Testimonials?

After activating the plugin, you will see “Real Testimonials” in WordPress Admin Dashboard.

Firstly, Go to “Add New” and add your testimonials as many as you want.

Secondly, Go to Manage Views > Add New.

You can customize the setting fields how you want & publish and you will see a generated shortcode in the top area.

Finally, You need to insert it any page or post through TinyMCE button easily.

Is the Real Testimonials fully responsive?

Yes, the Real Testimonials is fully responsive & columns structured. You can control to show the number of testimonial columns on different devices (Desktop, Tablet, Mobile etc.).

Do I need coding skills to showcase testimonials?

No coding skills required – very easy to use. No more pain writing any shortcode attributes to display testimonial on your website. With just a few clicks, you can amazingly showcase your testimonials using a very intuitive Shortcode Generator settings.

Will it automatically use my existing testimonials when Upgrade to Pro?

Yes. If you already have testimonials in the free version on your theme or site, you will automatically get the testimonials to use in the Pro version.

Should I purchase the Pro version?

Real Testimonials Pro includes tons of amazing and useful features that can definitely increase your conversion rate. If you’re interested to get the Real Testimonials Pro, Please go to Upgrade to Pro! Page and browse Live Demo.

Is the Real Testimonials compatible with my theme or design?

Real Testimonials works nicely with any theme if themes are developed according to WordPress standard.

How can I get support if the plugin is not working?

If you face any problem with our plugin or something is not working as it should, first follow the preliminary steps:
Test the plugin with a WordPress default theme, to be sure that the error is not caused by the theme you are currently using.

Deactivate all plugins you are using and check if the problem is still occurring.
Ensure that your plugin version and your theme version are updated and that the problem you are experiencing has not already been solved in a later plugin update.

If none of the previously listed actions help you solve the problem, then, submit a ticket in the forum and describe your problem accurately, specify WordPress and Plugin versions you are using and any other information that might help us solve your problem as quickly as possible.

PRO version users Support and Free or Lite Version Support.

Is Real Testimonials translation ready?

Yes, Real Testimonials is fully Translation ready, supporting .pot language files! You can translate into your language with the following popular plugins like WPML, Polylang, qTranslate-x, GTranslate, Google Language Translator, WPGlobus etc.

Where can I report bugs?

Bugs can be reported in our Support.

Do you want to encourage us for future improvement?

If you like this plugin, please give 5 stars to encourage us for future improvement

Thank you!


Ogwekkumi (Mukulukusa) 31, 2021
The Vantage theme and the premium plugins from SiteOrigin make the annoying tinkering on my website a pleasant task. Thank you for this great solution!
Ogwekkumi (Mukulukusa) 25, 2021
Very nice plugin, easy to use. I needed some help with customization and they helped me immediately. Recommend it.
Ogwomwenda (Mutunda) 25, 2021
So I have a gallery of web pages that all have the same accessibility score through lighthouse on Chrome... this one page dropped by 20 points to 69 due to the plugin. For a lot of folks, it probably won't matter much to them, but in my case it does. For that score alone, I have to give it one star. Hopefully, that issue will be resolved.
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Contributors & Developers

“Real Testimonials” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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2.4.1 – Nov 05, 2021

  • Fix: Blank space at right side issue.

2.4.0 – Nov 03, 2021

  • New: Plugin name changed to ‘Real Testimonials’.
  • Fix: Schema markup issue.
  • Improved: Shortcode live preview.

2.3.2 – Oct 19, 2021

  • Fix: Section title color issue.
  • Improved: Shortcode settings panel.

2.3.1 – Oct 12, 2021

  • Fix: JS error on single testimonial issue.

2.3.0 – Oct 09, 2021

  • New: Live Preview option.
  • Fix: Few sites case, different plugin_dir issues.
  • Fix: Adaptive height issue to carousel layout when multi-column(s) is used.
  • Fix: Accessibility issues.
  • Fix: Several minor issues.
  • Improved: Shortcode settings panel text.

2.2.19 – Sep 16, 2021

  • Improved: Plugin security.
  • Removed: Unused code.

2.2.18 – Aug 18, 2021

  • Fix: Schema markup undefine issue.

2.2.17 – Aug 11, 2021

  • Fix: Rating value undefine issue.

2.2.16 – Jul 08, 2021

  • New: HTML Tag for reviewer full name.
  • Fix: Minor tweaking.

2.2.15 – Jun 18, 2021

  • Updated: Themes design typo updated.

2.2.14 – Jun 14, 2021

  • New: Export and import option.

2.2.13 – Jun 03, 2021

  • Fix: AutoPlay dependency with pause on hover.
  • Improved: Pagination speed value navigation.
  • Improved: Spinner field design.

2.2.12 – Apr 17, 2021

  • Fix: Review image issue.
  • Fix: Backend shortcode select responsive issue.
  • Fix: Help tooltip text align issue.
  • Improved: Shortcode area redesigned.
  • Improved: Dynamic version added for admin script & style.

2.2.11 – Mar 17, 2021

  • Fix: Reviewer name formatting issue.

2.2.10 – Mar 11, 2021

  • New: Shortcode onClick copy option.
  • New: Testimonial title HTML tag change option.
  • Improved: Dashboard Generator Settings panel.
  • Improved: Settings page.
  • Improved: Help page.
  • Fix: Slider blurry issue.
  • Fix: Free to Pro upgrading compatibility issue.

2.2.9 – Feb 08, 2021

  • New: Preloader option.
  • New: Clean up data on plugin deletion option.
  • New: FontAwesome enqueue/dequeue option.
  • New: Slick enqueue/dequeue option.
  • New: Menu settings.
  • Fix: Image column height width issue in All Testimonials page.
  • Fix: Number field control issue.
  • Improved: Dashboard Settings panel.

2.2.8 – Dec 15, 2020

  • Fix: Slider navigation style issue.
  • Fix: WordPress 5.6 compatible issue.

2.2.7 – Oct 07, 2020

  • Fix: Responsive column(s) issue.

2.2.6 – Oct 06, 2020

  • Fix: Testimonial image hide issue.

2.2.5 – Oct 03, 2020

  • New: Swipe to slide option.
  • New: Slider direction option.
  • New: Testimonial image show/hide option.
  • New: Testimonial image size option.
  • Improved: Admin scripts loading scope.

2.2.4 – Sep 22, 2020

  • Fix: Schema markup issue.

2.2.3 – Aug 24, 2020

  • Fix: WordPress 5.5 compatible issue.

2.2.2 – Jun 23, 2020

  • Fix: Polylang compatibility issue.

2.2.1 – May 02, 2020

  • Fix: Undefined variable notices issue.

2.2 – Mar 25, 2020

  • Fix: Security issue. (This vulnerability was discovered by Vishnupriya Ilango of Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs.)

2.1.7 – Feb 26, 2020

  • New: Settings page added.
  • New: Custom CSS option.
  • New: Schema markup enable/disable option.
  • Fix: Schema markup issue on Google search console.
  • Improved: Client name HTML tag.

2.1.6 – Jan 10, 2020

  • Fix: Pause on hover on/off issue.
  • Fix: Slider infinite on/off issue.
  • Fix: Slider adaptive height on/off issue.
  • Fix: Slider swipe on/off issue.
  • Fix: Slider draggable on/off issue.
  • Fix: RTL mode on/off issue.

2.1.5 – Dec 17, 2019

  • Improved: Dashboard UI.
  • Fix: WordPress 5.3.1 compatible issue.

2.1.4 – Mar 22, 2019

  • Fix: WordPress 5.2.1 compatible issue.

2.1.3 – Mar 11, 2019

  • Fix: WPGlobus plugin compatibility issue.

2.1.2 – Feb 28, 2019

  • New: Adaptive height option.
  • Improved: Slider script.


  • Fix: Languages path issue.


  • Fix: Illegal string warning.
  • Fix: Google crawling issue.


  • Shortcode Generator
  • Star Rating
  • Section Title
  • Testimonial Title or Tagline
  • Unlimited color options for every field.
  • Show/hide every field.
  • RTL Supported
  • Improved Admin Dashboard UI


  • AutoPlay on/off


  • Translation issue fixed


  • Fixed sanitize issue
  • Default constant replaced


  • Removed view link
  • Removed attribute “id”
  • Added shortcode in back-end


  • Navigation css issue fixed


  • Navigation issue fixed


  • First Release