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Can I use Gravity Forms for Testimonials on my website?

  1. SheldonNesdale
    Member

    Can I use Gravity Forms to display testimonials on my website? I don't need users to contribute them via a form, I just need their testimonial plus a photo 75x75.

    I need all testimonials on the testimonials page in chronological order + the latest 2 testimonials in the sidebar shortened to the first 200 characters.

    Can Gravity Forms achieve this?

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday September 6, 2010 | Permalink
  2. If you don't need users to contribute their testimonial via a form, why would you use Gravity Forms?

    Ignoring that, you can certainly accept testimonials and an image via a Gravity Form, then display it on the front end of your site, in whatever order you want, with whatever restrictions on the content you want (limited characters, limit to last 2 by date, etc.)

    The front end display is not built in to Gravity Forms: I used Gravity Forms Add-ons:
    http://www.seodenver.com/gravity-forms-addons/

    There is a new version in the WordPress.org repository now:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gravity-forms-addons/

    I did something similar here (fake restaurant recommendations):
    http://guitar.chrishajer.com/2010/07/06/suggest-a-restaurant/

    You can see the submissions (your testimonials) in the sidebar.

    There was some information on this page showing the arrays:
    http://guitar.chrishajer.com/review-page/

    So, yes, it can certainly be done. Accept a simple form with the testimonial and image via Gravity Forms, then display it on the front end with the add-on from Katz Web Design.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday September 7, 2010 | Permalink
  3. SheldonNesdale
    Member

    Excellent, thank you illionoisharley.

    Each testimonial then becomes a what? A post in my database?

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday September 9, 2010 | Permalink
  4. No, these are not posts, they are just form submissions and I display the submitted form data on the front end. You could do it as post submissions as well, if you wanted to. For this application, I did not.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday September 9, 2010 | Permalink