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Mai Theme includes our Mai Testimonials plugin, which can display [grid] shortcodes for powerful and dynamic testimonials layouts. Grid can be used to format a variety of testimonials into a grid.
Please have the following ready or already installed.
- Latest version of WordPress installed on your hosting
- Latest version of the Genesis Framework
- Mai Theme
- Mai Testimonials
Login to your WordPress website. You will first need to install the Genesis Framework if you haven’t already installed it, then install and activate your purchased Mai Theme.
- In the WordPress menu, click on Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin.
- Click the Choose File button and find the file for Mai Testimonials on your computer; it will have an ending of “.zip”.
- Click the Install Now button.
- Finally, click the text link Activate.
You will see Testimonials show up on the left-hand sidebar on your dashboard.
Select "Add New" to create testimonials; including name, testimonial, byline (person’s title), website link, and image.
All of the parameters have defaults set, so you only need to use them for custom display. There are also more advanced grid parameters for even further customizations.
For further explanations on displaying Mai Testimonials, see all our [grid] Shortcode Parameters:
Here are our favorite and most common usages of Mai Testimonials.
Example 1 - Displays all testimonials in defaults form
In its simplest use, use the Grid shortcode to display all your testimonials in a grid that will display them with their featured image and titles, like this:
[grid content="testimonial" number="all"]
Example 2 - Displays in a horizontally scrollable slider, instead of rows.
In its simplest form, use the slider parameter to show all your testimonials in a grid that will display columns instead of rows, with their featured image and titles, like this:
[grid content="testimonial" slider="true" columns="1"]
Example 3 - Displays horizontally in columns.
The slider parameter will show all your testimonials in a grid that will display a specified number of columns, like this:
[grid content="testimonial" number="3" columns="3"]