Introducing the new Testimonial Slider
We have great news for all of you who have already purchased our most popular plugin and for those who are considering using this plugin for their upcoming projects. After a few months of hard work we have finally released a new version of the plugin with totally reorganized options and a bunch of a new settings available in 3 custom modules that make the plugin even more customizable.
Testimonial Slider for Divi has been officially released in December 2016. Since that time we were constantly updating the plugin, fixing bugs and adding new features. Testimonial Slider offers 3 custom modules: the unique Testimonial Slider, Grid Slider and the Filterable module. The plugin has been primarily developed for Classic Divi Builder, but when Elegant Themes has announced new Divi Builder Experience we knew that the plugin had to be revamped to work with Divi Visual Builder like any other Divi module.
This venture was not easy at all. We had to rebuild this plugin from scratch to make it work with the front-end Visual Builder, so we decided to rethink all the options and make them more intuitive and easily accessible. During the development process we had dozens of new ideas. Some of them have been already deployed and some scheduled for future updates. The final output is really amazing and in this post I will show you some of the changes we made and all new options that are now available in the new version of the plugin.
Front End Visual Builder Integration
This was the most time consuming part but it was worth it. We can now edit Testimonial Slider modules using Front End Visual Builder and see the changes live. To use and customise testimonial modules we need to click Build On The Front End that can be found at the top of each edited page.
One of the most significant things that current plugin users will notice at first is that we reorganized and regrouped all options to improve usability and building flow. We have limited tabs so finding the right option is now really simple and intuitive. In the Content tab we have General Settings where we set a number of testimonials, categories and tags. In Slider Settings we can select Animation, Automatic Slide, set animation speed and duration. The core settings can be found in the Display Options tab where we select which elements should be displayed in our module and which should not.
NEW: Read More Settings
The new plugin version features Read More functionality. It is a very useful option if we want to display our testimonials in a compact style while keeping our customer reviews much longer. In that case we can enable this option and display Read More a link which will link our readers to the full testimonial or to the custom URL that we can specify in the module settings.
NEW: Star Rating
Star Rating is another new feature available in the Testimonial Slider plugin. We can select from 5 different styles and customize the size, star spacing and colors. In the plugin download package we will also find a pre-built form which will allow us to gather feedback from our customers (including star rating) and once the review is submitted we will see new testimonial notification in our WP Dashboard.
New Navigation, Star Rating and Quote Icon Styles
We have added new options that will make the Testimonial Slider even more customizable. In the Design tab we can find new tabs for customizing Navigation, Star Rating, Quote Icon and Client Image. We can now select from 15 quote icon styles, set its size, color and position. There is also 11 new navigation styles with customizable size and color. Building unique testimonial sections has never been easier!
New Infinite Scroll
This is totally new feature. Sometimes we have hundreds of testimonials but we don’t want to display them all on one page when a page loads as it might slow down loading times and the visitors may leave our website before all testimonials get loaded. Infinite Scroll will help us get rid of that. We can select to display 6 testimonials on load and all the rest testimonials will be loaded after page is scrolled. We can load more testimonials automatically, on scroll, or we can display a button and after it is clicked, more testimonials are loaded.
New Pre Built Layouts
We have prepared 12 outstanding pre-built layouts that are included in the plugin download package. You can import these sections to your Divi Library and use them on your pages with ease. Take a look:
Hopefully you enjoyed reading this article as much as we enjoyed preparing our plugin for this huge update! There is still more to come. Please visit the plugin page to find out more about upcoming features and updates. Stay tuned!
Maciej is the founder and CEO of B3 Multimedia Solutions. He is a self-made web designer and marketing expert, and he loves his job so much that he barely leaves the office. He transforms creative ideas into effective strategies for his company and for his clients. Maciej is fascinated by the phenomenon of megalopolis. He notices patterns and details which make up the whole thing, and he uses these skills in his work.
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