Adding testimonials to your site establishes credibility by showing unbiased comments from other customers and conveys a sense of community amongst visitors.

Adding a Testimonials section

Head to the following location in your Shopify admin area to get started:

  1. Admin

  2. Online store → Themes → Customize

  3. Sections

  4. Add section

  5. Scroll down the list and click on “Testimonials”.

Your default testimonials section has content pre-loaded and will look like this:

How can I customize my testimonials section?

To customize your testimonials section, follow these steps:

  1. Admin

  2. Online store → Themes → Customize

  3. Sections

  4. Choose your testimonials section

  5. You will see the following settings:


Add your own heading text here.

Transition effect

These options affect how your testimonials are animated when moving from one to the next.

Slide & Fade:

Rotation interval

This determines the time period in between a new slide testimonial being shown, for both the “slide” and “fade” options shown above.

Choose between 3 and 8 seconds duration.

Show slide dots

This displays dots below the testimonials to show how many slides are active.

Click a dot to skip to that slide. Toggle to hide or show.

Show slide arrows

This displays arrows either side of the testimonials when they are hovered over.

Click an arrow to skip to the next slide in each direction. Toggle to hide or show:


Each content block displays one testimonial slide.

Add and remove content blocks to increase or decrease the amount of slides shown on your storefront.

To add a slide, click “add testimonial”:

Swap content blocks around by clicking and dragging:

Expand a content block by clicking it

Once your content block is expanded, you will see the options “testimonial” and “author”.

Here is where they refer to in the slide:

Adding a “link” makes the slide clickable and will take customers through to the URL added, or you can choose from the list which pops up

On later theme versions you can now add a star rating:

To delete a content block, expand that block and select the trash can icon that is labelled “remove content”:

To delete the entire section containing ALL of your testimonials, scroll to the bottom of your list of content blocks and select “remove section”: