Divi Testimonial Extended Documentation

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File Structure

Name of plugin file is divi-testimonial-extended.zip. It can be downloaded from the link in order confirmation email. The plugin is also available for download from the My Account area. If the plugin was purchased from any other website, the download link will be available at that website.

Installation

Divi Testimonial Extended can be installed in 2 ways.

  1. From the WordPress Dashboard (most common and recommended approach).
  2. FTP

In order to upload the plugin from the WordPress dashboard, navigate to Plugins >> Add New >> Upload Plugin >> Click on Choose File and browse divi-testimonial-extended.zip from your Computer and finally click Install Now. On the next page, click on Activate Plugin button on next screen to activate Divi Testimonial Extended plugin.

If you are trying to install the plugin by uploading through FTP, you need to extract divi-testimonial-extended.zip on your Computer. Once extracted, there will be a directory created with the name divi-testimonial-extended. Now connect to the server via FTP and navigate to wp-content/plugins/ directory and upload the extracted divi-testimonial-extended directory to it. Then navigate to WordPress dashboard and on Plugins page, click Activate to get started with the plugin.

The plugin creates a custom post type with a name Testimonials which can be seen on the WordPress Dashboard after activating the plugin.

It has the following 3 options:

  1. Testimonials – It shows all the testimonials available on the website. By default, there will be none.
  2. Add New – It open WordPress editor for creating a testimonial from the back-end.
  3. Categories – Use categories and assign testimonials to them if you want to categorize your testimonials. The plugin also works if no category is created or selected. The front end module will show all testimonials in this case. If you do not need categories for your testimonials, you can skip creating a category and skip to adding testimonials.

Here’s the blog post that covers the setup process of the Divi Testimonial Extended plugin.

 

 

Adding a Testimonial From Back-End

Before you use the Divi Testimonial Extended module to show testimonials on your page, you need to add some testimonials first. It can be done from the back-end.

The back-end method is more like the native WordPress approach for creating a page or post using WordPress editor.

Divi testimonial extended add testimonial

  1. A title for the testimonial
  2. Testimonial content
  3. Testimonial Meta information which includes
    1. Author Name
    2. Author Email
    3. Designation
    4. Company
    5. URL
    6. Rating
  4. Category – This is not mandatory and can be left if there are no categories required.
  5. Author’s Image

Once there are testimonials added, they can be viewed/edited/deleted like a standard WordPress post. Here is how the list of testimonials appears.

Divi testimonial extended all testimonials

Displaying Testimonials

Testimonials can be displayed on a page using a special Divi module created by the plugin in the Divi module library. Check out for Testimonial Slider and add it where you want to display the testimonials.

Divi testimonial extended modules

The module once added to the page can be used to create a testimonial slider/view based on available layouts. In the initial release of Divi Testimonial Extended, there are 3 layouts available to chose from and each layout has some common and some distinct features which are listed below along with their purpose and process of configuration.

Divi testimonial extended module setting panel

  1. Layout 1
  2. Layout 2
  3. Layout 3
  4. Layout 4

The module is available on both the Classic Divi builder and the Divi Visual Builder.

Since version 2.1.0 of Divi Testimonial Extended, there is a new module added to Divi builder. The module is named “Testimonial Form” and can be used to create a form to let users submit testimonials from the front-end.

Here are the steps on how to add the front-end testimonial submission form using Divi Testimonial Extended.

  1. Add the “Testimonial Form” module to a page.
  2. Save it if you want to include only the mandatory fields which include name, email, and content of the testimonial.
  3. In order to select more fields and specify the label for them along with making them mandatory/non-mandatory, go to the “Required Fields” and “Non-Required Fields”.
  4. Enter a custom success message from the content tab.

There are mandatory fields and can’t be removed: Name, Email, and Content.
These are optional available fields: Title, Company, Company URL, Designation, Category, Rating (1-5)

How to change the label of the testimonial forms fields?
Each form field has the option to change the default label for name, email address, etc. This could be useful if users want to specify their own labels for the input fields. Navigate to respective fields available under the Content tab of the “Testimonial Form” module.

Form fields are grouped into “Required Fields” and “Non-Required Fields” and are available on the Content Tab of the “Testimonial Form” module. Navigate to the fields and enter your custom label.

How to enable the feature to notify the testimonial’s author once he submits the testimonial?
There is option available under the Content >> Required Elements >> Email. Enable it so that testimonials authors get an email once they submit a testimonial.

How to enable Captcha?
Captcha can be enabled from the Content Tab >> Spam Protection >> Use Basic Captcha.

How to approve submitted testimonials?

Once a testimonial is submitted, it goes to Draft. In order to make it live, the site admin must approve it (publish) from the Dashboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q : Does Divi Testimonial Extended works with both Classic and Divi Visual builder?
A : Yes, Divi Testimonial Extended is fully compatible with Divi Visual Builder along with classic editor.

Q: Is there a way users can leave testimonials on the website so that I don’t have to create a testimonial manually?
A: In next phase of the plugin, there will be a module added which will allow creating a front-end form for input which will save the testimonials in Draft where site administrator will be able to review and publish.

Q: How can I adjust the size of the quote icons on mobile devices?
A: Add the following CSS to Divi theme panel. The first block is for changing the font size of the blockquotes. The second block is for removing the padding occupied by the blockquotes.

.el-testimonial-desc p.el-quote-icon:before {
font-size: 50px;
opacity: .4;
}
.el-testimonial-desc p.el-quote-icon {
padding-left: 0px;
}

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