Advanced Testimonials - Magento 2 Extension

Advanced Testimonials - Magento 2 Extension

  • Created On: 09th January, 2016
  • Last Updated On: 10th January, 2019
  • By: Solwin Team
  • Email: info@solwininfotech.com

Installation

Installation Process

Note: Please take a backup of your all Magento files and database before installing or updating any extension.

Download the extension file:
  1. Download the Advanced Testimonials extension .ZIP file from solwininfotech.com using your Solwin Infotech website account.
  2. Extract the .ZIP file which contains another .ZIP files.
  3. If you have purchased the extension for the Community Edition, then you will see the extension .ZIP file for Magento 2.0.x, Magento 2.1.x, Magento 2.2.x and Magento 2.3.x version.
    If you have purchased the extension for the Enterprise Edition, then you will see the extension .ZIP file for Magento 2.1.x and Magento 2.2.x version.
Extension Installation:

For Magento 2 Community Edition,

  1. If you are using Magento 2.0.x then you need to extract solwin-testimonial-m2-2.0.x.zip file.
    If you are using Magento 2.1.x then you need to extract solwin-testimonial-m2-2.1.x.zip file.
    If you are using Magento 2.2.x then you need to extract solwin-testimonial-m2-2.2.x.zip file.
    If you are using Magento 2.3.x then you need to extract solwin-testimonial-m2-2.3.x.zip file.

For Magento 2 Enterprise Edition,

  1. If you are using Magento 2.1.x then you need to extract solwin-testimonial-m2-EE-2.1.x.zip file.
    If you are using Magento 2.2.x then you need to extract solwin-testimonial-m2-EE-2.2.x.zip file.

Following 2 to 6 steps are the same for Community and Enterprise edition.

  1. Copy the app folder and paste it into your magento ROOT directory.

    FTP
  2. Run upgrade command as specified : php bin/magento setup:upgrade
  3. Run deploy command as specified : php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f
  4. Clear the cache either from the admin panel or command line php bin/magento cache:clean
  5. Now, you can see the Solwin menu in admin panel. Please go to Solwin -> Advanced Testimonials -> Configuration and select Enable to Yes.
  6. Change/Set all other options as per your requirements and save settings.

NOTE: Make sure the installation is done from under the FTP administrator account. Otherwise make sure to set 775 permissions to the store root directory after the extension is deployed.

Getting Started

A setup guide and general information to help you

This document covers the installation, set up, and use of this extension and provide answers and solutions to common problems and issues. We encourage you to read this document thoroughly if you are experiencing any difficulties.

Information

Advanced Testimonials Magento 2 extension allows you to have testimonials in your store. Advanced Testimonials Magento 2 extension is very helpful to persuade new visitors to purchase products or services at your store. This Magento 2 Advanced Testimonials extension provides a user-friendly experience for each user. Our Magento 2 extension provides the flexible configuration with different settings of testimonials list. Allows admin to upload images and shown in testimonials listing page. Allows customers to submit testimonials from frontend and notify via email to admin. The store owner also set custom transactional email template from admin. Add google captcha functionality in testimonial form on the frontend. Using this features your testimonial page become more trustful to other customers. Display customer’s name, description, image, company name, email & website on the testimonial page. Displays only enable testimonials on the frontend.

Features

You can find these features below:

  • Easy to install and manage
  • Comes with user friendly interface.
  • Rich set of configuration options in Magento admin area. And contain fully customizable interface of the extension. Manage customer’s name, description, image, company name, email & website from admin
  • Improve your store usability and performance. And adds valuable credibility to the store
  • Extension provides 9+ awesome layout, so user display testimonial more effectively.
  • Set custom route name for list page and detail page url
  • Set custom transactional mail template
  • Ability to upload video for each testimonial
  • Ability to upload image for each testimonial
  • Add google captcha functionality in testimonials form on frontend
  • Create attractive testimonial content using WYSIWYG-editor
  • Set custom 'Testimonial' link in top menu and footer

How To Use

Customers can see the testimonials list with customer image, title, company name, description etc. With different Layout

Layout 1

testimonial list

Layout 2

testimonial list

Layout 3

testimonial list

Layout 4

testimonial list

Layout 5

testimonial list

Layout 6

testimonial list

Layout 7

testimonial list

Layout 8

testimonial list

Layout 9

testimonial list

Layout 10

testimonial list


Click on Read More button to see the full description like customer image, title, company name, description, website URL etc.

testimonial detail


Click on Add Testimonial button to add new testimonial from front side.

add new testimonial


User also display testimonials as a slider in the sidebar.

sidebar testimonial

How To Configure

To view customer testimonials, Go to Solwin >> Advanced Testimonial >> Manage Testimonials.

manage-testimonials


Click on Add New Testimonial button to add testimonials like

add-testimonials

  • Name: Enter name.
  • URL Key: Set Url key for customer testimonials.
  • Star Rating: Set star rating from dropdown.
  • Store View: Select store view.
  • Image: Upload customer profile image.
  • Upload Video: Upload video.
  • Email: Enter Customer email id.
  • Status: Approved | Pending.
  • Company Name: Enter company name.
  • Company Website URL: Enter company website Url.
  • Testimonial Subject/Title: Enter testimonial subject/title.
  • Description: Enter description.
  • Position: Enter position in company.
  • Country: Enter country.
  • Facebook Url: Enter Facebook Url.
  • Google Plus Url: Enter Google Plus Url.
  • Twitter Url: Enter Twitter Url.
  • Linkedin Url: Enter Linkedin Url.
  • Instagram Url: Enter Instagram Url.
  • YouTube Url: Enter YouTube Url.
  • Vimeo Url: Enter Vimeo Url.
  • Extra Link: Enter extra link.
  • Testimonial Date: Set testimonial date.
  • Sort Order: Set sort order.

Settings

The backend from Solwin >> Advanced Testimonial >> Configuration menu, our extension allows you to enable or disable the module in your store and provide you more configuration options for the testimonial.

testimonial general settings

General

testimonial general settings

  • Enable: Yes | No.
  • Testimonial List Url: Set route for testimonial list page.
  • Testimonial Url Prefix: Set url prefix for testimonial view page.
  • Testimonial Url Suffix: Set url suffix for testimonial view page.
  • Add Top Link?: Yes | No.
  • Top Link Title: Enter title for top link.
  • Add Footer Link?: Yes | No.
  • Footer Link Title: Enter title for footer link.
  • Allow Customer To Add Testimonial: Yes | No.
  • Text For Add Testimonials Button: Enter text for add testimonial button.
  • Title For Testimonial Form At Frontside.: Enter text for testimonial from front side.
  • Image File Allowed Extension : Enter allowd image file.

Testimonial List Page Settings

testimonial list page settings

  • List Page Title: Enter title of list page.
  • Testimonial List Limit: Set testimonial limit.
  • Testimonial Description Character Limit : Set testimonial description character limit.
  • Display Testimonial Subject: Yes | No.
  • Display Name: Yes | No.
  • Display Position: Yes | No.
  • Display Company Name: Yes | No.
  • Display Address: Yes | No.
  • Display Date: Yes | No.
  • Display Rating: Yes | No.
  • Display Image: Yes | No.
  • Display Extra Link: Yes | No.
  • Display Email: Yes | No.
  • Display Google +: Yes | No.
  • Display Facebook: Yes | No.
  • Display Twitter: Yes | No.
  • Display Linkedin: Yes | No.
  • Display Instagram: Yes | No.
  • Display YouTube: Yes | No.
  • Display Vimeo: Yes | No.
  • Testimonial Page Dropdown Limit: Set page dropdown limit.
  • Sort By: Name | Testimonial Date | Sort Order.
  • Sort Order: Ascending | Descending.

Sidebar Settings

testimonial sidebar page settings

  • Enable Testimonial Sidebar: Yes | No.
  • Show Testimonial Title: Yes | No.
  • Testimonial Title: Enter text for testimonial title.
  • Limit: Set limit for testimonials displays on sidebar.
  • Sort By In Sidebar: Name | Testimonial Date | Sort Order.
  • Sort Order In Sidebar: Ascending | Descending.
  • Image Shape: Square | Round.

Testimonial Detail Page Settings

testimonial detail page settings

  • Display Testimonial Video: Yes | No.
  • Display Testimonial Subject: Yes | No.
  • Display Name: Yes | No.
  • Display Position: Yes | No.
  • Display Company Name: Yes | No.
  • Display Address: Yes | No.
  • Display Date: Yes | No.
  • Display Rating: Yes | No.
  • Display Image: Yes | No.
  • Display Extra Link: Yes | No.
  • Display Email: Yes | No.
  • Display Google +: Yes | No.
  • Display Facebook: Yes | No.
  • Display Twitter: Yes | No.
  • Display Linkedin: Yes | No.
  • Display Instagram: Yes | No.
  • Display YouTube: Yes | No.
  • Display Vimeo: Yes | No.
  • Display Image Border in detail page: Yes | No.

Email Setup Options

testimonial email settings

  • Send Emails To: Set email id of sender.
  • Email Sender: Select custom email sender.
  • Email Template: Set custom email template.

Google reCaptcha Key

testimonial captcha settings

  • Enable Google reCaptcha: Yes | No.
  • Theme: Light | Dark.
  • Site Key: Enter google recaptcha site key.
  • Secret Key: Enter google recaptcha secret key.
  • Invalid Captcha Message: Enter captcha message for invalid authentication.

Design Settings

testimonial design settings

  • Subject Color: Select subject color.
  • Name Color: Select name color.
  • Name Hover Color: Select name hover color.
  • Company Name Color: Select company name color.
  • Company Name Hover Color: Select company name hover color.
  • Date Format: Select date format.
  • Box Border Color: Select box border color.
  • Box Border Style: Dotted | Dashed | Solid | Double | Groove | Ridge | Inset | Outset | Initial | None .
  • Text Color: Select text color.
  • Icon Color: Select icon color.
  • Icon Background Color: Select icon background color.
  • Icon Border Style: Square | Round.
  • Icon Border Color: Select border color.
  • Icon Hover Border Color: Select icon hover border color.
  • Icon Hover Color: Select icon hover color.
  • Icon Hover Background Color: Select icon hover background color.
  • Image Shape: Square | Round.
  • Image Border Color: Select image border color.
  • Image Background Color: Select image background color.
  • Rating Style: Star | Heart.
  • Description Background Color: Select description background color.
  • Description Border Bottom Color: Select border bottom color.
  • Detail Page Image Border Color: Select border color for detail page image.

Import Layout Settings

testimonial import layout settings

Click on layout, which you want to display in front end Testimonial listing page

Widget

Testimonial Widget

1. Click on Content >> Pages

2. Click on "Add New Page" button and create new page or open your existing page.

3. Go to “Content” section and click on “Insert Widget...” tab.

Add testimonial via widget
  • Widget Type: Select widget type “Solwin Testimonial widget”.
  • Title: Enter title for widget section.
  • Testimonial Slider Limit in one row: Set testimonial slider limit for one row.
  • Testimonial List Limit: Set testimonial list limit.
  • Sort By: Name | Testimonial Date | Sort Order.
  • Sort Order: Ascending | Descending.
  • Show Subject: Yes | No.
  • Show Name: Yes | No.
  • Show Position: Yes | No.
  • Show Company: Yes | No.
  • Show Address: Yes | No.
  • Show Link: Yes | No.
  • Show YouTube: Yes | No.
  • Show Instagram: Yes | No.
  • Show LinkedIn: Yes | No.
  • Show Twitter: Yes | No.
  • Show Google +: Yes | No.
  • Show Facebook: Yes | No.
  • Show Email: Yes | No.
  • Show Image: Yes | No.
  • Show Date: Yes | No.
  • Show Vimeo: Yes | No.
Add testimonial widget front view

Support

If you have any questions or requests, please contact us at support@solwininfotech.com. We are very happy to assist you!

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