Why do you require this extension:
Customer testimonials are good to build trust with new visitors who are not 100% confident of your store and services. Testimonials are a kind of an extra security feature that makes people click ‘Buy’ button at your store.
Take most popular online marketplaces like eBay, Etsy, etc – their feedback system is the basis, the backbone of the merchant reputation working there. You are out of business in no time if your feedback is low.
So customer testimonials are a feature that many store visitors will welcome and make use of – at least to go through what other store customers wrote about the store and its products.
How it works:
The testimonials are submitted using a special form. They are stored and viewable through the admin interface. There is a word count limit to provide proper testimonials display in the sidebar. The testimonial goes live only after the approval to avoid spam.
The testimonials are displayed in the sidebar and at the testimonials page where all testimonials listed sorted by the approval date.
The sidebar displayed testimonials are presented either statically (the user can click ‘Next’ to read more testimonials) or as a slider with automatically changing testimonials with a certain delay. The sidebar testimonial block has a link ‘Add testimonials’ to encourage happy customers to complete the testimonial form. The admin has the option to decide how many testimonials can be included into the sidebar (the latest approved testimonials are rotated in the sidebar).
Extension features include:
- Frontend custom form to leave testimonials
- Frontend custom page to display all customer testimonials sorted by the date when they were approved
- Frontend sidebar display of testimonials
- Backend option to approve/ edit/ delete testimonials
- Backend option to specify how the sidebar testimonials delivered – statically or as a slider
- Backend option to define how many testimonials to be rotated in the sidebar (sorted by date)
- Easy localization with the language file
- 100% open source
- Meets Magento development best practices
- 6-month free updates
Compatible with Magento Community 1.6., 1.6.1., 1.6.2., 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9.