Testimonials Magento Extension Documentation

Features

Magento Testimonials extension add testimonials functinality to your store. Let everyone know what your customers think about your store.

You can add photo, email, website url and rating to your testimonials. Show testimonials on sidebar or separate page. Switch between slideshow and simple list templates. Add testimonials shortcode to any cms block. Control what information you want to show in testimonials block.

testimonials magento extension elements

Full features list

  • Add testimonials from admin panel
  • Show testimonials block in sidebar
  • Show testimonials on separate page
  • Show testimonials as list or slideshow
  • use shortcode to insert testimonials block in cms static block or page
  • Change status of testimonial elements such as logo, email, website, rating
  • Allow limiting number of words on each testimonials that will be displayed on sidebar.
  • No programming skills required
  • Support multiple stores and multiple languages
  • Easy to install and configure

Package

Extension package contain following files and folders

  • Documentation – documentation in html format
  • Extension – extension source code

Installation

We do recommend to install and test the extension on development server before installing it on live store

Before start

Backup

Backup store files and the store database.

  • Disable compilation mode in System > Tools > Compilation.
  • disable Magento cache – Cache Management
  • Log out from magento admin panel ( if you logged in ). This step is required to reset magento access control
    cache

Install

  • Unzip extension package
  • Navigation into package/Extension folder
  • Upload content of package/Extension to your magento root directory.
    • package/Extension/app >> magento_root/app
    • package/Extension/js >> magento_root/js
    • package/Extension/skin >> magento_root/skin
    • and so on

    Testimonials does not overwrite any magento core files

  • Set correct file permissions for all the theme files which you uploaded to your server.
  • Enable & configure the extension – Testimonials configuration

Common Issues

  • No “NWDthemes” item in main menu.

    • check that all files were uploaded.
    • check that all files have correct permissions.
    • check that Magento cache is disabled – Cache Management.

  • I get 404 error in System > Configuration > FAQ Page

    • Logout from backend and login back

  • My configuration changes do not appear on the store.

    • refresh Magento cache – Cache Management
    • make sure that settings are not overrided on different scope level like website or store view. Scope switch is located in top left corner of Configuration page. More info about scopes – Understanding store scopes

Uninstallation

If you require to disable the extension without removing it completely, go
to System > Configuration > Advanced > Advanced > Disable Modules
Output
and disable the module Nwdthemes_Testimonials

If you want to completely remove extension, follow these steps:

  • Disable compilation, in case it is enabled. ( System > Tools > Compilation )
  • Login to your FTP, navigate to app/etc/modules/
  • Open the file Nwdthemes_Testimonials.xml and change the following line:
    from

    to

  • Clear the cache under var/cache
  • Make sure that the site is working properly
  • If everything works fine, it is safe to delete the files of the extension.

Configuration

Navigate to System > Configuration > Nwdthemes extensions > Testimonials configuration to modify extension configuration

  • General

    • Enable Testimonials – enable / disable extension
    • Include jQuery – should extension include its own jquery lib
    • Add link to Testimonials Page to Top Links – Add link to Testimonials Page to Top Links
  • Testimonials page

    • Items per page options on Testimonials Page – Comma separated list, for example: 5,10,20
    • Show Logo – show / hide logo
    • Show Rating – show / hide rating
    • Show Email – show / hide email
    • Show Website – show / hide website
    • Show Company – show / hide company
  • Testimonials Sidebar

    • Add Testimonials to Left Sidebar – Add Testimonials to Left Sidebar
    • Add Testimonials to Right Sidebar – Add Testimonials to Right Sidebar
    • Display Type – display sideblock as slideshow or list
    • Number of Testimonials in List or Slideshow – Number of Testimonials in List or Slideshow
    • Slideshow Timeout – Timeout in milliseconds. ( 1000 = 1 second )
    • Show Logo – show / hide logo
    • Show Rating – show / hide rating
    • Show Email – show / hide email
    • Show Website – show / hide website
    • Show Company – show / hide company
    • Limit testimonials – Trim long testimonials to X characters. Leave empty to show original text

Manage Testimonials

Navigate to NWDthemes > Testimonials > Manage Testimonials to add / edit / delete testimonials records

testimonials magento extension edit page

  • Store View – assign store view to item
  • Full Name – Author name
  • Email – Author email
  • Website Url – Author website
  • Company – Author company
  • Testimonial Text – Testimonial text
  • Logo or Photo Image – Company Logo or author phot
  • Rating – rating
  • Testimonial Enabled – testimonial status
  • Sort Order – sort order

Shortcodes

You can use shortcode to insert testimonials block in any cms block or page

Available options

  • show_logo – 1 / 0. show / hide logo
  • show_rating – 1 / 0. show / hide rating
  • show_email – 1 / 0. show / hide email
  • show_website – 1 / 0. show / hide website
  • show_company – 1 / 0. show / hide company
  • limit_description – Trim long testimonials to X characters. remove to show original text
  • count – number of testimonials to show
  • display_type – list / slideshow

Magento Configuration

We do not provide support of magento core features. More inormation about Magento can be found in Useful links

Cache Management

Cache Management

When making certain changes to Magento, such as modifying code files, it is necessary to clear the cache in order for the changes to become visible.

There are two ways to clear the cache in Magento:

Through the Magento Admin Panel

  1. Log in to your Admin Panel account
  2. Go to the System -> Cache Management section
  3. Click on the Flush Magento Cache button

Using SSH/FTP or the cPanel File Manager
Delete the contents of the var/cache/ folder using the following SSH command (MUST be executed from your Magento base directory):
rm -rf var/cache/*
OR
Delete the folder var/cache/ through your FTP client or using the cPanel File Manager.

Index Management

Index Management

  1. Log in to Magento administrator control panel.
  2. Go To System > Index Management.
  3. On the left side is a list of categories that can be reindexed. Select the categories to reindex. If you want to run a reindex for all of the products, click “Select All”.
  4. From the Actions drop-down menu, select Reindex Data and then click Submit.
  5. Depending on how many categories, and the amount of information that needs to be reindexed, this could take a few minutes, or hours.

Help & Support

Support Policy

Support hours: 10AM – 6PM GMT+1 time, Monday – Friday. The support response time is 24-48 hours.

Support for our items includes:

  • Fixing bugs and reported issues
  • Responding to problems regarding the item and its features
  • Providing updates to ensure compatibility with new software versions

Item support does not include:

  • Customization and installation services
  • Support for third party software and plug-ins
  • Support for Magento: configuration, installation, maintenance etc.