The testimonial page acts as a platform to show how your current customers have benefited from your product or service. Adding testimonials to your website can be an extremely effective way to build trust and increase your company’s reputation.
To display testimonials in the Jupiter theme, you’ll need to follow two main steps: adding items to the testimonial page and adding the testimonial shortcode to a page to show the testimonial items.
To see the Testimonial shortcode in action, check out the demo page.
In this article
Creating Testimonial Posts
To add a new item:
Categorizing the Items
Categorization provides an easy way to organize the items and gives you lots of flexibility when you only need to show specific items. Configuring categories for testimonial items follows the WordPress convention.
Displaying Testimonial Posts
After adding testimonial items, you can display them on a page of your website.
To show the testimonial items:
Showing Specific Items
There are two settings in the testimonial settings pop-up that allow you to show the items based on specific categories or IDs: Select Specific Categories and Select Specific Testimonials.
|Select Specific Categories||Only shows items from specified categories.|
|Select Specific Testimonials||Only shows the specified items.|
Altering the Item Sorting
There are two settings in the testimonial settings pop-up that allow you to alter the items’ sorting: Order and Orderby
By default, the order and orderby settings are set to Ascending and Date therefore it sorts the older items ahead of the newer items.
|Order||Sets the ascending or descending order of the Orderby parameter.|
|Orderby||Sorts the items based on the selected parameter (date, menu order, title, …).|
Configuring the Items Layout
To change the testimonial item’s layout:
Configuring the Slideshow Layout
There are a few settings in the testimonial settings pop-up regarding the slideshow layout.
|Count||Sets the number of visible items in the slideshow.|
|Animation Speed||Sets the speed of the animations in milliseconds.|
|Slideshow Animation||Sets the speed of the slideshow cycle in milliseconds.|
Configuring the Column Based Layout
There are a few settings in the testimonial settings pop-up regarding the column based layout.
|How Many Columns||Sets the number of columns for the items.|
|Count||Sets the number of visible items in each column.|
Configuring the Item Design
There are two types of settings to configure the item’s design: Predefined Design and Design Properties.
|Predefined Design||The predefined design of the items.|
|Design Properties||Settings like font weight, letter spacing, color and so on which customize the specific styling of the items.|
To change the predefined design:
Customizing the Items Predefined Design
There are a few settings in the testimonial settings pop-up to customize the default styling.
|Content Color||Sets the text color for the quote.|
|Author Color||Sets the text color for the author’s name.|
|Skill Color||Sets the text color for the company name/job title.|
|Font Size||Sets the text size of the quote.|
|Font Weight||Defines the thinness or thickness of the quote text.|
|Font Style||Sets the quote text to appear italic or normal.|
|Text Transform||Controls the text case and capitalization of the quote text.|
|Letter Spacing||Increases or decreases the space between the quote text characters.|
|Skin||Sets the skin color scheme. This option is only available for the Simple Centered predefined design.|
Adding an Entrance Animation
To make the testimonial items visible on scroll with animation, there is a setting in the testimonial settings pop-up called Viewport Animation. Using this setting is easy and straightforward but if you need a step-by-step tutorial, read the Configuring a shortcode’s entrance animation article.