How to put testimonials on your website
Got Testimonials? These 5 WordPress Plugins Can Boost Your Creditably
Displaying client testimonials on your personal training site provides social proof to back up your credentials. Potential clients see testimonials as personal recommendations for your services. Reading the positive experiences of others can be what prompts them to choose you over another trainer in the area. These WordPress plugins allow you to seamlessly integrate a prominent testimonial display into your website.
BNE Testimonials (Free and Pro)
Display testimonials as a list or in a slider on any page of your site with BNE Testimonials. Simple shortcodes make placement easy and flexible. A widget option is also available to include testimonials in a sidebar instead of the main part of a page. Content is added as individual posts with the option for a title, tagline, message and featured image. Create categories to display testimonials as unique groups. Upgrading to the pro plugin offers more themes and layouts with pagination options, as well as a form for clients to directly submit feedback.
Easy Testimonials (Free and Pro)
Using Easy Testimonials, you can include images and inbound site links in your testimonial display. Create your own collections of testimonials or choose to display them at random with a shortcode or widget. The pro version adds over 75 themes with customizable fonts to match the appearance of your site. A front-end collection form is also included to capture testimonials directly from satisfied clients.
Strong Testimonials (Free)
Easy enough for beginners with features fit for advanced users, Strong Testimonials uses a straightforward editor based on “views.” Each view has its own related shortcode to simplify the process of customization and display. Choose a template, edit the appearance to complement your site and use the flexible sorting options to set up a slideshow display. The included input form can be set to notify one or more site administrators when new testimonials are submitted. Made with small businesses in mind, this plugin is just right for a solo personal training operation.
Testimonial Basics (Free)
As the name suggests, Testimonial Basics is a simple testimonial plugin made for the express purpose of collecting and displaying testimonials. The input form comes with several standard and two customizable input fields for gathering client information to post with feedback. All new testimonials are managed through the WordPress administrator dashboard, making it easy to weed out bogus reviews before they go live. Display includes star ratings and excerpts laid out on a slider or as a list on its own page. Widget support is also included.
For a one-time fee, the Testimonials plugin gives you the power to create a fully responsive custom view in one of four layouts:
Group feedback by category, apply a custom style and choose an appropriate image size before placing the shortcode in a prominent location. You can choose whether or not to employ a star rating along with client pictures, company names and company website links. Testimonials show as pending in the WordPress dashboard until you approve them for display.
A solid collection of positive testimonials boosts the confidence of potential clients and increases the likelihood they’ll sign up for your services. Posting this feedback on your site with a WordPress plugin gives your personal training business more credibility and can put you a step ahead of the competition.