Excited Testimonials is a WordPress plugin that allows you manage testimonials for representing your company client reviews on of your site. Plugin shortcode is responsive to screen size changes, works well on mobile devices and reacts on swipe gestures.


  1. Unzip plugin archive.
  2. Place a-excited-testimonials folder into the .../wp-content/plugins/ directory of your site.

Or you can do the second part in more handy way via WordPress Admin panel:

  1. On the Plugins panel press the Add New button.
  2. Press Upload tab.
  3. Browse for the downloaded zip file, select it, press Open.
  4. Click Install Now.

Files Structure

Excited Testimonials has standard WordPress plugin structure. It includes both PHP files for server-side and JavaScript files to operate on client-side. Main plugin file plugin.php generates group HTML and injects script and custom style from public/js folder and CSS from public/css folder on your site page.

Source code: PHP and JavaScript

Plugin main PHP class is defined in includes/Plugin.php. It provides standard WordPress plugin routine like settings and appearance presentation in admin and settings storage in WordPress database and also includes other .php files and injects .js, .css for browser pages. Nothing really to customize here, only in case of new functionality addition.

  • Logic of admin area stored in /admin directory. Testimonial & group forms, shortcode generation and styling can be found here. If you want to change something of this stuff you should edit this file.
  • Shortcode logic is in include/Shortcode.php file. All shortcodes is generating from blocks, which stored in public/partials/ directory.
  • Visual effects & animations can be found in public/css/style.css file. If you missed some effects, yo ucan edit an existing, add new or write to us about you're ideas.

This plugin imports some Javascript files for correct work:

  1. Backbone plugin backbone.nested.js to work with Backbone models.
  2. Backbone plugin backbone.stickit.js to work with Backbone Views two-day data bindings.
  3. Bootstrap plugin bootstrap-colorpicker.js. to work with colorpickers.
  4. Formstone plugin dropdown to enhance select lists.
  5. Slider plugin slick to enable slider feature.

Design: CSS and images

We use two CSS bundles in this theme. The first one located in /admin directory is for plugin styles in WordPress admin like settings page. The second publics/css/style.css contains all of the specific stylings for the shortcode on your site pages.

Feel free to edit any of this CSS. Please double-check if editing more than just font or background color.


By default only way to include shortcode is to copy-and-paste it on page you needed. Plugin doesn’t support php usage in themes, it designed as shortcodes on pages. Just copy shortcode from plugin settings page and paste it on post or page you need, for example :

[a-excited-testimonials id="1"]

Browser support

  • Chrome >= 20
  • Mozilla Firefox >= 15
  • Internet Explorer >= 9
  • Safari >= 5
  • Opera >= 12
  • Safari Mobile for iOS
  • Chrome for Android / iOS
  • Firefox for Android


Core dependencies scripts are jQuery, Backbone and Underscore, which by default are part of Wordpress.


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