Would you like to include rotating testimonials on your WordPress site?
Testimonials are an excellent way to demonstrate social proof and increase credibility. That’s why so many websites proudly display customer testimonials.
We’ll show you how to easily add rotating testimonials to your WordPress site in this article.
Why Should You Use WordPress to Display Rotating Testimonials?
Using WordPress to display rotating testimonials is a simple way to add social proof to your site and help you gain new customers and increase sales.
If you run an online store, social proof and testimonials can help you increase your conversion rate.
Rotating testimonials are useful because they allow you to display a small number of testimonials in a limited amount of space. Furthermore, this type of testimonial can be very appealing to your visitors.
Testimonials can also be used to encourage downloads, email list signups, sales, and other activities.
With that in mind, let’s look at a few different ways to add rotating testimonials to WordPress. To get to the method you want to use, simply click on one of the quick links below.
- WP Testimonials Rotator allows you to add rotating testimonials.
- SeedProd allows you to create custom rotating testimonials.
- Smash Balloon can be used to create rotating social media testimonials.
1. Using the WP Testimonials Rotator to add rotating testimonials to WordPress
WP Testimonials Rotator is a free WordPress plugin that allows you to display rotating testimonials on your website.
Installing and activating the plugin should be your first priority. See our detailed guide to installing a WordPress plugin for more information.
In your WordPress admin panel, go to WP Testimonials » Add New after activation. In the page editor screen, you can fill in the details of your testimonial.
After you’ve added the testimonial quote, go to the ‘Testimonials Details’ box beneath the post editor to add more information.
You can fill in your client’s name, job title, company, and a link to their website here.
Make sure to click the ‘Publish’ button when you’re finished to save your changes.
You’ll need more than one testimonial to make your testimonials rotate.
To do so, simply return to WP Testimonials » Add New and repeat the steps above to create a new testimonial.
You’ll be able to add all of your testimonials to your site on a page or post after you’ve completed the process.
Simply go to the page where you want to add your rotating testimonials and click the “Add Rotating Testimonials” button.
Then, to open the block editor, click the ‘Plus’ add block icon.
Then, in the search box, type in ‘Shortcode.’
After that, choose the ‘Shortcode’ block.
After that, you’ll need to add the shortcode below to the box.
Then, to save your changes, click the ‘Update’ or ‘Publish’ button.
Your website visitors can now see your live rotating testimonials.
After each testimonial has been displayed for a few seconds, it will automatically rotate.
2: Using SeedProd to add custom rotating testimonials to WordPress
SeedProd is one of the most popular drag-and-drop WordPress page builders, with over 1 million websites using it.
It allows you to easily add rotating testimonials to your website and quickly create custom pages in WordPress.
The first step is to install as well as activate the plugin. See our beginner’s guide to installing a WordPress plugin for more information.
Note: SeedProd has a free version, but we’ll be using the Pro version because it includes the testimonial block.
You must go to SeedProd » Settings and enter your license key after activation.
This information can be found on the SeedProd website under your account.
After that, navigate to SeedProd » Pages and select the ‘Add New Landing Page’ option.
You’ll be asked to select a template on the next screen. There are dozens of professionally designed templates available on SeedProd.
Hover over a template and click the ‘Checkmark’ icon to select it.
We’ll use the ‘Lead Thank You Page’ template in this example, but you can use any template you want.
After that, you’ll be prompted to name your page before clicking the ‘Save and Edit the Page’ button.
The drag-and-drop builder interface will open.
You’ll see a live preview of the template you chose, with the ability to select and edit any item on the screen by pointing and clicking.
You can add blocks to your page in the left-hand column.
First, we’ll include a section for customer testimonials. Simply drag the ‘Testimonial’ block to the desired location on the page.
You have complete control over the testimonial, including the ability to add an image and change the testimonial text.
You can change all of the display options in the left-hand menu once you click on the testimonial block. You can, for example, change the text’s style, add links, and more.
Simply click the ‘Add Testimonial’ button in the left-hand menu to add multiple testimonials.
A rotating block of customer testimonials will be created automatically as a result of this.
After that, you can customize how the rotating testimonials appear.
Simply select ‘Carousel Settings’ from the menu. You can change the color scheme, slider speed, and other settings here.
By adding more blocks and adjusting the settings menu, you can further customize your page.
To make your rotating testimonials page live, click ‘Save’ and then ‘Publish’ from the drop-down menu once you’ve finished customizing your page.
3: Using Smash Balloon to add rotating social media testimonials to WordPress
Smash Balloon is one of the most popular WordPress testimonial plugins, with over 1.6 million installations.
It’s a set of social media plugins that let you choose which social media testimonials to include in your WordPress site.
If your visitors are already leaving rave reviews on Facebook and Twitter, this could be a great option. You won’t have to manually copy and paste new testimonials into your WordPress site because they’ll appear on their own.
Your social media testimonials will automatically update when new reviews are posted once you activate, set up, and connect your social media accounts.
Smash Balloon also gives you a lot of control over which reviews appear on your website by allowing you to filter and moderate them.
We hope you found this article useful in adding rotating testimonials to your WordPress site.