Approving Testimonial Basics in WordPress

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Testimonials Basics is an easy to use testimonial plugin for WordPress written by Kevin Archibald. I originally wrote this tutorial for one of my customers but decided to later add it to my blog because it may help other local businesses add reviews and testimonials to their WordPress website.

Login to WordPress

Since Testimonial Basics is a WordPress plugin, you first must login to the WordPress dashboard before you can begin approving, or rejecting new testimonials and reviews.

Approving Testimonials in 3 Easy Steps

This tutorial covers how to approve new pending testimonials in 3 easy steps. This guide was written for Testimonial Basics version 4.3.1, therefor you should expect newer or older versions of this plugin to differ slightly.

Step 1.
Click Testimonials

Once logged in, look on the left-hand side for testimonials and then hover over it, then click it edit testimonials.

approve testimonials step 1

Step 2.
Click the Testmonial you want to Approve

Scroll down the page until you come across the testimonial that you would like to approve, the testimonials that are approved will have Approved: Y, and not Approved: N. Once you have found the testimonial(s) in need of approving, click the number in the grey box. Note you can also delete spam or unwanted testimonials on this page by clicking the bin icon, as illustrated in the image below (in hot pink).

approve testimonials step 2

Step 3.
Checking Approved and Click Save

After clicking the number of the testimonial you simply need to click the Approved Checker Button, followed by clicking save testimonial. You can also use this opportunity to correct people’s grammar and spelling before clicking the save button.

approve testimonials step 3

More Documentation

Since this tutorial only covers the basics of approving testimonials, there’s a strong chance that somewhere down the line you may want to change things that are not covered in this guide, if this is the case I strongly recommend that you visit Kevin’s website for more Testimonial Basics Documentation. If you have questions, or issues not covered on Kevin’s website then I recommend that you take a stroll over to WordPress’s plugin support forum.

GNU License Agreement

Testimonial Basics is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Testimonial Basics is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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One Response to “Approving Testimonial Basics in WordPress”

  1. Mandy K

    Fantastic, pretty confusing to use but your instructions make more sense than the plugin author’s version. Ty.