Testimonils Lite

  • License:
    Free
  • Version:
    1.4.2
  • Date Added:
    14 May 2015
  • Date Modified:
    10 Mar 2017

Testimonials Lite (Store Reviews Lite) it is free opencart module which allows to display the reviews about your store on a separate page and also as a module on any page of the site in any position.

Main advantages:

  • Easy installation and use (ocmod/vqmod)
  • Does not overwrite any master files and no added new tables to database
  • Separate page with testimonials list and form for add new testimonial
  • Module to display the testimonials anywhere on your site
  • Easy upgrade to Medium or Full version and Testimonials module with preservation reviews


Module is fully compatible with default opencart theme also most likely will work correctly with themes that built on the basis of default theme. For other themes need customization of module (price of customization without additional functions 15$).


Detailed description

Testimonials page Front End:
  • Testimonials list with ajax pagination
  • Form for adding new reviews
Testimonials Page Back End:
  • Adding, editing and deleting list of reviews
  • Allow Reviews options - enable/disabled (combined with system option for product reviews store/settings/option tab/allow reviews)
  • Allow Guest Reviews options - enable/disabled (combined with system option for product reviews store/settings/option tab/allow guest reviews)
  • New Review Alert Mail options - enable/disabled (combined with system option for product reviews store/settings/option tab/review alert mail)
  • Google reCAPTCHA options - enable/disabled (combined with system option)
Module Front End:
  • Module block header
  • Horizontal or vertical layout
  • Display testimonials anywhere on your site
Module Back End:
  • Edit Module Name
  • Layout options - Vertical, Horizontal (method of placement reviews in the module block)
  • Order options - Last, Random (ordering method display reviews)
  • Edit Reviews Limit (maximum number of reviews to display in the module)
  • Edit Review Text Limit (maximum number of characters in the text reviews to display)
  • Enable Show All Button options - enable, disabled (show link to go to all testimonials page)
  • Status options - enable, disabled (module status)
  • Edit Module Title
  • Edit Show All Text (text of link to go to the all testimonials page)
This instruction created for openсart version 2.0.1.0-2.2.0.0. In versions above 2.2.0.0 changed the structure files of modules and path will look different:
- "Extensions > Modules" changed to "Extensions > Extensions > Modules";
- "module/testimonial" changed to "extension/module/testimonial".

OCMOD instruction
Attention: you need OC2 Extension Installer configured properly and working.

In the opencart admin backend, do the following steps:
Step 1 Go to "Extensions > Extension Installer" and upload the testimonials-lite-vX.X.ocmod.zip.
Step 2 Go to "Extensions > Modules" menu and install "Testimonials Lite" module.
Step 3 Go to "Extensions > Modifications" menu and click on the Refresh button (top right of the page).
Step 4 Go to "System > Users > User Group > Edit Administrator", check the box "testimonial/testimonial" and "module/testimonial" to "Access Permission" and "Modify Permission" and click on the Save button (top right of the page).

That's it! Go to link 'http://your-site-domain/index.php?route=testimonial/testimonial' to view the testimonials page.

Add Google ReCaptcha in versions 2.0.1.0, 2.0.1.1
Step 1 Go to "Extensions > Extension Installer" and upload the admin_recaptcha_settings.ocmod.xml from the archive testimonials-lite-vX.X.ocmod.zip.
Step 2 Go to "Extensions > Modifications" menu and click on the Refresh button (top right of the page).
Step 3 Go to "System > Store Settings > Server > Google reCAPTCHA" Set Site key and Secret key.

Add testimonials page link in footer your site
Step 1 Go to "Extensions > Extension Installer" and upload the testimonials_lite_front_end.ocmod.xml from the archive testimonials-lite-vX.X.ocmod.zip.
Step 2 Go to "Extensions > Modifications" menu and click on the Refresh button (top right of the page).

Add testimonials menu structure to admin panel (installed automatically with installing the module)
Step 1 Go to "Extensions > Extension Installer" and upload the testimonials_lite_back_end.ocmod.xml from the archive testimonials-lite-vX.X.ocmod.zip
Step 2 Go to "Extensions > Modifications" menu and click on the Refresh button (top right of the page).

VQMOD instruction
Step 1 Upload the folders (admin, catalog, vqmod) from the archive testimonials-lite-vX.X.vqmod.zip to your opencart server's main directory.
In the opencart admin backend, do the following steps:
Step 2 Go to "Extensions > Modules" menu and install "Testimonials Lite" module.
Step 3 Go to "System > Users > User Group > Edit Administrator", check the box "testimonial/testimonial" and "module/testimonial" to "Access Permission" and "Modify Permission" and click on the Save button (top right of the page).

That's it! Go to link 'http://your-site-domain/index.php?route=testimonial/testimonial' to view the testimonials page.

Add Google ReCaptcha in versions 2.0.1.0, 2.0.1.1
Step 1 Upload the file admin_recaptcha_settings.vqmod.xml from the archive testimonials-lite-vX.X.vqmod.zip to your opencart server's directory vqmod/xml.
Step 2 Go to "System > Store Settings > Server > Google reCAPTCHA" Set Site key and Secret key.

Add testimonials page link in footer your site
Step 1 Upload the file testimonials_lite_front_end.vqmod.xml from the archive testimonials-lite-vX.X.vqmod.zip to your opencart server's directory vqmod/xml.

Add testimonials menu structure to admin panel (installed automatically with installing the module)
Step 1 Upload the file testimonials_lite_back_end.vqmod.xml from the 'vqmod/xml' directory in archive testimonials-lite-vX.X.vqmod.zip to your opencart server's directory vqmod/xml.

Most popular issues OCMOD

1. ERROR in step upload the archive via Extension Installer.

ANSWER: Most likely incorrectly specified FTP settings (System > Settings > Default Store > FTP Tab), pay attention to the field FTP Root, in this field you need to enter the path from the folder which you get when you log in to your server using an FTP program (for example this can be a folder public_html or www), to the folder with the files and folders opencart. If after log in via FTP program you immediately get the folder with the folders and files openсart, field FTP Root should be left empty.

2. Message 'PERMISSION DENIED' when you try to open or edit the extension settings.

ANSWER: Go to "System > Users > User Group > Edit Administrator", check the checkbox "testimonial/testimonial" and "module/testimonial" to "Access Permission" and "Modify Permission" and click on the Save button (top right of the page).

3. NO 'Testimonials Lite' extension in the modules list (Extensions > Modules) or no fields with checkboxes "testimonial/testimonial" and "module/testimonial" in the list Access and Modify Permission (System > Users > User Group > Edit Administrator).

ANSWER: Extension files not uploaded to the server or uploaded in the wrong folder after expansion installation, the problem is in incorrectly specified FTP settings, look the answer to the issue 1.

Most popular issues VQMOD

1. Message 'PERMISSION DENIED' when you try to open or edit the extension settings.

ANSWER: Go to "System > Users > User Group > Edit Administrator", check the checkbox "testimonial/testimonial" and "module/testimonial" to "Access Permission" and "Modify Permission" and click on the Save button (top right of the page).

2. NO 'Testimonials Lite' extension in the modules list (Extensions > Modules) or no fields with checkboxes "testimonial/testimonial" and "extension/module/testimonial" in the list Access and Modify Permission (System/Users/User Group/Edit Administrator).

ANSWER: Extension files not uploaded to the server or uploaded in the wrong folder.

Opencart Version
Opencart 2.0 2.0.1.0, 2.0.1.1, 2.0.2.0, 2.0.3.1, 2.1.0.1, 2.1.0.2, 2.2.0.0, 2.3.0.0, 2.3.0.1, 2.3.0.2
Varsion 1.4.2 (10.03.17)
- Fixed problem with SSL urls

Varsion 1.4.1 (31.10.16)
- Fixed problem with diferent themes in versions 2.0.1.0-2.1.0.2

Varsion 1.4 (17.09.16)
- Renamed from 'Store Reviews Lite' to 'Testimonials Lite'
- Added VQMOD version and support opencart 2.3.0.0-2.3.0.2

Varsion 1.3.5 (29.04.16)
- Solved the problem with a modified versions opencart

Varsion 1.3.4 (28.04.16)
- Solved the problem with SSL (now extension fully supports SSL)

Varsion 1.3.3 (25.03.16)
- Fixed bug with the languages in opencart version 2.2.0.0

Varsion 1.3.2 (10.03.16)
- Fixed bug with Module Apply and language icon

Varsion 1.3.1 (09.03.16)
- Fixed bug at installation 'Notice: Error: Could not load model'

Varsion 1.3 (08.03.16)
- Compatibility with opencart 2.2.0.0

Varsion 1.2.1 (14.01.16)
- Fixed bug with links in the message 'Please login or register to review'
- Checked to support the new version opencart 2.1.0.2

Varsion 1.2 (20.11.15)
- Fixed bug with reCAPTCHA
- Fixed bug with hanging list of reviews on some servers
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