Asking your happy customers to write testimonials for your product/service and displaying them on your website is a great way to promote your business and boost your sales. I have tested more than 10 free testimonial plugins from WordPress.org plugin repository, and now present you my top 3 list. 

Strong Testimonials

strong testimonials
Strong Testimonials

Strong Testimonials is by far the most popular free WordPress testimonial plugin on WordPress plugin repository. It has more than 60,000 active installation and received 5 star ratings. The first version was released on early 2016 and has been well maintained since then.    

Main Features:

  • A front-end form: an input form to let your customers filling the testimonials by themselves
  • Star ratings & Custom fields & Captcha: add star ratings and your own customised fields to the testimonial form. It also supports third-party captcha plugins for anti-spam. 
  • Categories: by using categories, you could ask your customers to write testimonials for multiple products or services
  • Versatile display options: display testimonials in carousels, sliders and lists

Site Reviews

Site Reviews

Site Reviews is a great plugin that allows your visitors to submit star ratings, reviews and comments to your posts. The plugin uses Shortcode to display a submit form which can be added to your WordPress theme file and assign the submitted reviews to a WordPress post.

Main Features

  • Submit star rating and review
  • Assign reviews to WordPress posts
  • Support Google reCaptcha V3
  • Shortcodes to display submit forms and all reviews
  • Integration with Akismet

Testimonial Rotator

Testimonial Rotator
Testimonial Rotator

If you are looking for displaying testimonials in a carousel or rotator, Testimonial Rotator is a good choice. The plugin has been released for more than 4 years and has been actively maintained. It has more than 50,000 active installation and is awarded a 4.5 star rating by reviewers. 

The plugin author also created a nice YouTube video which can help you quickly master the plugin: Testimonial Rotator Overview YouTube Video.

Though the plugin does not have a built-in front-end input form, you can use the premium plugin Gravity Forms to create a testimonial submission form.

Main Features

  • Add testimonials to multiple rotators / carousels
  • Make custom rotator templates
  • Create testimonial submission form with Gravity Forms