Documentation | RSMonials Joomla Extension

RSMonials is a Joomla Component that works natively in Joomla environment. This is a very simple and user friendly testimonial component. Using this component you can easily able to accept comments / feedback / review / testimonials from your clients or visitors. This is a free component. The features included:

Front End:

  • Display all active testimonials / comments / feedback / review.
  • Visitor can submit a feedback.
  • If you approve the feedback from back-end it will start to display.
  • Secured form by Captcha. (Re-Captcha Enabled).

Back End:

  • Add Testimonials.
  • Edit Testimonials.
  • Delete Testimonials.
  • Publish/Unpublish Testimonials.
  • Manage Front-end display using CSS.
  • Manage Language Specific Content.
  • Easily configure the basic features of the component.

How To Use the Component (Steps):

  1. Download and Install this Component. If you are Upgrading this Component please read the next point.
  2. In case of Joomla 2.5 or higher, to upgrade just install the new version over the old one. Do not worry, this process will not delete any “Testimonial” that you have already in your website. But you may need to re-configure your settings once again. After you install the new one please access this component and configure the “Settings”, “Display Style” and “Language” tab as per your needs. That’s all.
  3. Now go to “Components” => “RSMonials!”
  4. Access “Testimonials” tab to Add/Edit/Delete/Publish/Unpublish/Move to Spam your testimonials.
  5. Access “Settings” tab to set some basic settings. You can set the following settings:
    1. Name of Administrator
    2. Email Address of Administrator
    3. Show/Hide the Description.
    4. Who can submit testimonials, Guest or Registered Users only.
    5. “Name” field format, Single name field or ‘First Name’ & ‘Last Name’.
    6. Show/Hide “About You” field.
    7. Show/Hide “Your Location” field.
    8. Show/Hide “Your Website” field.
    9. Display ‘Website’ as a hyperlink or plain text.
    10. Show/Hide “Image Upload and Display” field.
    11. Maximum Image Width, Height & Size.
    12. Enable/Disable Captcha Verification.
    13. Enable/Disable ReCaptcha Library.
    14. On/Off Automatic approval of newly submitted testimonials.
    15. Enable/Disable Pagination.
    16. Set how many testimonial will display in a page.
    17. Manage alignment of the pagination text.
    18. On/Off “Administrator Email Alert” for newly submitted testimonials.
    19. Block testimonial submission by IP address (Help to prevent Spam).
  6. Access “Display Style” tab to set some basic display style settings. You can set the following settings:
    1. Border Style of Testimonial Display Block.
    2. Background Color of Testimonial Display Block.
    3. More style of Testimonial display block.
    4. Style of Quotation Images.
    5. Default image for testimonials in no image is found.
    6. Image Position.
    7. Image Width.
    8. Show/Hide Date.
  7. Add one Menu Item to display RSMonials component in front-end:
    1. Go to “Menus” => “{YOUR-MENU-NAME}”
    2. Select “New” button from top-right of the page.
    3. Now select “Menu Item Type” as “RSMonials”.
    4. Here you can get another option called “What to Show?”. From this option you can choose the menu item will display “Only the Testimonials” or “Only the Testimonial Submission Form” or BOTH.
    5. Then add “Title” of the menu and then Save & Publish the Menu Item.
  8. If your website is MULTILINGUAL OR if your website is not in ENGLISH OR if you want to modify the text that is displaying in the front end then please do the following steps:
    1. Go to “Components” => “RSMonials” => “Language File”.
    2. Then select the proper language file from the list and “Edit”. That’s all.
    3. If you think you made some mistake and the component is not working properly for that mistake, then just click the “Restore Default” button of the language file. It will again restore the default settings in the language file. Then again you can edit that as per your requirement.
  9. If you notice that the image uploading is not working in your website, that should be the permission issue. To solve this issue just login to your server using FTP account and then change the permission (CHMOD) of “/images/com_rsmonials/” folder to “777” or “755”. Hopefully this will solve the issue.
  10. That’s All. Now your testimonials will display in the front end. Site visitors now also able to submit their testimonials.

Now 2 modules are also available to use with our RSMonials component:

  1. RS-Monials Module: Using this module you can able to display testimonials randomly or serially.
  2. RS-MonialScroller Module: Using this module you can able to display all of your testimonials in a module position with auto scroller.

Support: If you have any question/suggestion or if you wish to report any error please submit a support request: SUPPORT FORM LINK (Please do not forget to mention the extension name and the version)

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284 thoughts on “Documentation | RSMonials Joomla Extension

    • I think, there should be some other javascript is conflicting with scroller javascript for the smaller screen. Otherwise, there is no reason for stop-scrolling.

  1. Hello,

    when using your great work I noticed that I can not add RSMonials component to manager for administration. Access permissions can not be set, because the component is not visible in the list. Using joomla 3.3.


    • ReCaptcha V2 is still not implemented in RSMonials. Instead of that we have implemented some strong in-built spam protection that will work without any captcha system. So, if you are using a responsive theme, it is recommended not to use ReCaptcha with RSMonials. You will never receive spam.

    • We just replied on your email. Please check your mail box.

      You need to set the database collation correctly. If you are familiar with phpMyAdmin, then please access your website’s database and set the collation of the database table “#__rsmonials” as per your language. Please note, #__ can be any value as per your Joomla configuration.

  2. how can i edit the message sent by the admin after the user has submitted his or her mesaage. the thank you message

    • Go to “Joomla Admin” => “Components” => “RSMonials” => “Language File”. Then edit the respective language file as per your needs.

      More precisely, on the language file you need to edit the value of “RSM_EMAIL_ADMIN_SUBJECT” and “RSM_EMAIL_ADMIN_BODY”.

  3. I just upgraded my site to Joomla 3.0 and upgrade from an older version to rsmonials 2.2 When I try to add a testimonial I get an error:
    1054 – Unknown column ‘ip’ in ‘field list’ SQL=insert into `j25_rsmonials`(`id`, `fname`, `lname`, `about`, `location`, `website`, `email`, `comment`, `ip`, `date`, `status`) values(”, ‘Christine Flores’, ”, ”, ‘Bristow, VA’, ”, ‘[email protected]’, ‘Excellent Service’, ‘’, ‘2015-05-27’, ‘2’)

    I have tried uninstalling rsmonials and reinstalling the new version but that does not solve the problem.

    • In most cases this problem can be solved by uninstalling the RSMonials component first and then re-installing it again.

      But as you already tried it and as it is not working, the fixing need to be done manually.

      Actually the `ip` column is missing in the database table. It need to be added manually from phpMyAdmin.

      If you are not sure how to do it, please email our support team at support[@]rswebsols[.]com and they will surely help you to fix the issue.

    • Sometimes this is happened when you are using any 3rd party SEF extension (something like sh404SEF or similar) and you not configured RSMonials properly on that extension.

      Are you using any 3rd party SEF extension like sh404SEF? Please let us know.

  4. Hello ,i m using joomla 2.5 and i ve installed RSMonials Component&Module..can you tell me how can i hide/remove “posted by : admin name” and admin name in each case??

  5. As a suggestion, can we have a WYSIWYG editor for the text area fields. Secondly, how about a “readmore” inserted after xx characters or words to cut down large, long testimonials.


  6. How can I hide the name (attribution) – who submitted the testimonial, please? I just updated the scroller mod and prefer not to show (as I am entering these manually as news blurbs)

    • To hide the Name (along with the additional info related to Name) from the RSMonials Scroller you can add the following css code in your template’s css file:

      .rsmsc_scroller_class .innerDiv em { display:none; }

  7. A fantastic mod thanks for making this.

    I have selected the RSmonials as a menu item but when clicked the page shows only the RSmonials, my website menu, footer, sidebars etc… do not appear like they normally would if the menu item linked to an article.

    Do you know why this is?

    Great thanks

    • This is very strange issue. Do you selected RSMonials as “menu item type”? Please check once.

      Otherwise please email our support team along with your website URL at support[@]rswebsols[.]com

      • Thank you for your quick reply.

        Yes I have selected RSMonials as ‘menu item type’ unfortunately I still have the problem.

        I have sent an email to support, thank you, your help is greatly appreciated.

        Kind regards

          • Hello,

            Your support team are truly excellent, I have left a review of your plugin to show how good both the plugin and your support are.

            Now I am trying to move the ‘Submit A Testimonial’ form, from the bottom of the front end page to the top, do you have any documentation on how to do this?

            Again great thanks to you all.

            • Actually to do this you need to edit in the core file of RSMonials. So, if you do not have decent knowledge of Joomla framework coding structure, it is recommended NOT to edit in core files. Any small mistake can make RSMonials stop working.

    • RSMonials Scroller module is designed to display multiple testimonials. So if you have only one testimonial then please use the “RSMonials Module”. And if you have multiple testimonials then you can use “RSMonials Scroller Module”.

  8. Can you tell me how to set full description for testimoni in the box RSMonial Slider, because in my website (in the left side bar name Testimoni Kami) all testimoni from my customer is not Full Show but that only 3 dot (…) in the testimoni

    Example :
    Full testimoni my customer Wrote :
    Awalnya sempet Ragu dengan Prasindo Travel ini, abis harganya murah banget dibanding Travel2 yang lain, setelah Browsing di google tentang prasindo ternyata responnya cukup Positif, langsung coba booking Tiket Buat Tahun Baruan, Booking dan Issued Lancar, langsung saya transfer sesuai nominal di system, ga berapa lama E-tiket langsung masuk ke email, Prasindo Travel PANCEN OYE.. TOP BGT lah

    But in the Side bar Testimoni Box just appear like this :
    Awalnya sempet Ragu dengan Prasindo Travel ini, abis harganya murah banget dibanding Travel2 yang lain, setelah Browsing di google tentang prasindo ternyata responnya cukup Positif, langsung coba booking Tiket Buat Tahun Baruan, Booking dan Issued Lancar, langsung saya transfer sesuai nominal di …

    How to fix that Problem..? Thanks for your Attention

    • In the module parameter section you can find one field called “Character Limit”. On this field set the value to “0” to display the full testimonials.

      • Thank You Very Much Mr Souvik Banerjee for your Answer and your attention, last question from me Mr. Souvik, do you have Free modul for Joomla 2.5 to pop up FB sosial plug in that will appear when we open a website for a first time..? that like pop up when we open your Website Mr. Souvik ( i hope you have that modul :) thanks Mr. Souvik Banerjee

  9. I wrote a testimonial in Greek Language, but the testimonial showed not greek characters but only question marks (???????? ??????????????? ?????????????) on the website’s rsmonials scroller as well as to the rsmonials page. What can I do?

    • It seems you need to set the collation of the database table properly so it will work for Greek language. The database table name is “#__rsmonials”. And “#__” can be any prefix as per your database configuration.

  10. It would be nice to include a “Subject” line item so that the testimonials would show something similar to the way Amazon ratings appear.

    Thus, a testimonial would have a Subject Line: “Highly Recommended!” Rating: *****
    And then the actual Testimonial “Wonderful book and I’m recommending it to all of my friends!”
    And then the rest.. Posted By… etc.

  11. Hi, I have installed Monials component and it works fine but when I installed the monials scroller the page where the scroller is displayed goes blank and keeps trying to connect. Once I disable the scroller module it fixes the problem. Any idea what this could be??
    I appreciate any help you can provide
    Here is the link

  12. Hi
    This is a great component but can you tell me how to get it to display the most recent testimonial first on the testimonial page? At present it is showing in the order that they are added.

    • By default, most recent testimonials always shows first. Please recheck once. Go to “Joomla Admin” => “Components” => “RSMonials” and then check the “Date of Posting” of your testimonials. Otherwise please provide us the URL of your testimonial page so we can look into it.

  13. Hi,

    Culd you please let e know what file to edit in order to just delete the email field? i only want registered users to make comments and makes no sense to ask them for their email when they are already a registered user.

    So please, can you tell me what files to edit?

    Best Regards,

      • thanks! i managed it although i was not able to find the right place to change the same field in the admin area. (i cant edit testimonials on the backend with an email… ) can you tell me wha i have to edit?

        Also, i want to pre populate the name field with the name of the user (logged in), i created the variable name1 and populate the variable using JFactory, then i want to use value=”” on the form but it is not working.

        If i change the above code for any fixed text like “demo name” then it works, but somehow i am not being able to echo the variable on the form.

        PS: i tested it on other areas of the file and it works, but when i try to use the variable in the form, it does not work.

        Any ideas why?

      • Done. It worked but not i can´t edit the testimonials on the admin side. Because the field is there and its an obligatory field. Can you direct me how to fix that side of the problem?

        By the way, i translated the front side to Portuguese, do you guys want the file? to make available to other users.

    • To resolve your issue, just do the following;

      1) Go to /components/com_rsmonials
      2) Backup your rsmonials.php to your pc
      3) remove the below line:

      ========= start of code ====
      :*<input name="email" id="email" type="text" maxlength="100" class="RSWS_form_input" value="” />

      ======== End of code =====

      Please note that I am not a programmer nor know php very well but this worked just fine for me and without breaking anything!

      Honestly, I am not sure why Souvik couldn’t just give you the information you requested without trying to direct you to the paid support especially when the option to ‘Require or not require’ a filed should’ve been easily added to this great free extension option! If your issue was related to your Joomla or server issues, then I would understand him directing you to paid support!

      • We always provides free support for bugs/errors. We also provides free support for anyone who are not understanding how to use our extension or how to configure it properly. But for a free extension it is very difficult to provide free support for custom changes. Please do not mind.

      • Opps, i completly forgot i had already made this question before and just posted again… and then saw your post.
        I will try it, thanks!!

  14. Good day forum users :)
    Established this wonderful module RS-Monials Module, happy with everything, that’s just the problem. Can someone tell me how to change the color of text in the form of reviews? Advance all grateful :)

    • To change in css style you need to go to “Joomla Admin” => “Components” => “RSMonials” => “CSS File”. Then edit the css file as per your needs.

      As you mentioned, to change the text color in the form you can add the following code at the end of the css file:

      div.RSWS_testi_block_form { color:#FFFFFF; }

      Note: Here #FFFFFF means ‘White’ color. You can change it to any color as per your needs.

  15. I installed RSMonials. There errors are showing how i can resolve this. On the tab of testimonials these are showing.
    – Undefined index: id in /home/ccdev/public_html/mug/php/administrator/components/com_rsmonials/admin.rstestimonials.php on line 335
    – Undefined variable: row in /home/ccdev/public_html/mug/php/administrator/components/com_rsmonials/admin.rstestimonials.php on line 437
    – Trying to get property of non-object in /home/ccdev/public_html/mug/php/administrator/components/com_rsmonials/admin.rstestimonials.php on line 437

    • Joomla recommends to set “display_errors” to “Off” in php configuration file (php.ini or php5.ini). Please check your server’s php configuration file. And if currently “display_errors” is set to “On”, please set it to “Off”. This will solve the issue.

  16. I have alredy install this module in joomla 3.3, but I have problem to display form to submit the testimoni, can may you help me,
    thanks before

    • Do you added the menu item of RSMonials component? If not please add one menu item by choosing RSMonials as “menu item type”. Then access that menu item from front-end.

      • Since re-installing a new updated version of Joomla, i can no add any testimonials. ~i get the following message
        Unknown column ‘ip’ in ‘field list’ SQL=insert into `khvjm_rsmonials`(`id`, `fname`, `lname`, `about`, `location`, `website`, `email`, `comment`, `ip`, `date`, `status`) values(”, ‘Maria’, ”, ”, ”, ”, ‘[email protected]’, ‘Once again Lucy and Steven have provided us with an unbeatable golfing holiday. Many thanks to you both!’, ‘’, ‘2014-08-06’, ‘1’)
        Can you help me please?

  17. Hello Souvik, im trying to change the color of the text in the scroller module and im having some trouble locating what i need to change (i need to change the testimonial text to white for the template im changing)

    Can you point me in the right direction please.

    By the way great component, i use it on several sites.

    • To change the text color of “RSMonials Scroller Module” to “WHITE” you need to add the following css code in your template’s css file:

      div.rsmsc_scroller_class { color: #FFFFFF !important; }

      Note: Here #FFFFFF represents white color. If you wish you can change it to any other color.

  18. Hi. I’ve installed RSMonials 2.2 in my site, but there is a problem, the link “Read more” or “leer más” doesn’t work. It directs me to the home page. How can I configure this?

    • Just go to “Joomla Admin” => “Extensions” => “Module Manager”. Then edit the module “RSMonials Scroller”. In the module parameter you can find one option called ” ‘View More’ URL “. Here you can set the link as per your needs.

    • For the moment, I was able to add a starts rating (a single image for 5 stars) by replacing the default no image item in the images directory with one using 5 stars. I then set the component to use the default image when none is uploaded and now I at least get a 5 star rating on every post…

  19. I love this component. It works great for simple text testimonials. However, it would be great to add support for video testimonials. Is it something that can be done? Most clients record short video clips for testimonials.

  20. Hi thanks for awesome component :) But when im trying to post review when i using ‘enter’ for new row of text its filtering and looks as tag ” in the post body, and admin message. Iv turn off public text filter but it didnt help.

  21. At current version of RSMonials Scrolling Module I couldn’t find how to add quotes for testimonials. How to add them? I think it’s important for testimonials.

    • Yes, you are right, by default currently the quote images are not implemented. However you can try to implement some custom css code to implement quote image. You can add your custom css code on the following:

      #rsmsc_scroller { YOUR CODE }


      .rsmsc_scroller_class { YOUR CODE }

      • Is it possible to do it not by adding images, but using quote characters? I mean when you do php SQL query, add quotes before and after testimonials?

      • For Example you already did it here adding “…” after testimonials:

        if($char_RSMSC > 0) {
        $testi_text .= substr($testi_RSMSC[$im][‘comment’], 0, ($char_RSMSC-3)).’…’;
        } else {
        $testi_text .= $testi_RSMSC[$im][‘comment’];

        • If you have knowledge of PHP & Joomla coding, then you can change it as you stated above. But make sure you know what you are doing.

          • I’m here to ask your help as developer of this product and PHP Master.
            Can you please just provide the code for this and tell where put it?

  22. can you suggest there is option for email notification when user submits
    testimonial in the frontend and the admin want to receive email notification

    is there option in the backend?

    • We checked your website. But do not understand which “white space” you wish to remove. Can you please provide more info?

  23. Hi Souvik! how I can translate the texts date and who wrote the testimony? I do not mean to change the texts of the languages ​​from the backend, I mean the texts that appear in the page where you can take all the testimony.
    an example

    Date of Posting: 21 February 2014
    Posted By: Pedro
    Publicado el 21 de febreo 2014
    Publicado por Pedro

    Is there any option to change that?

  24. Hi,

    1. I have an issue to my page title of my testimonial page it show the Site title supposed to be like Customer Review that was I pun on RSM_PAGE_TITLE=”Customer Reviews”

    2. On the page navigation I have also an issue to my website if you click the page number show on the number like this, 2 ,3 etc that supposed to be like this,2,3 etc..

    If you have any suggestion to fix the error or issues I am very appreciated to reply to my comments.



    • We checked your website. But there is only one testimonial currently. So we can not able to review the problem you are facing.

      • Hi Souvik,

        Thanks for reply to my email & thank for your help, actually I’m using the SF404 and as per your advice need to change the url re-direction, it’s now working. Great thanks! :)

        I’ve still have a concern with my testimonials review do you have any suggestion with customer website to have a link and _target to blank.

        Any suggestions, help & advice please let me know.



  25. When i went upload an image on back-end, it returns me this message: Testimonial Successfully Saved. IMAGE UPLOADING ERROR: Failed to Upload Image.

    • There should be some file uploading issue. Please check uploading function on your Joomla media manager is working properly or not.

  26. Hi Souvik,
    Thank you so much for this wonderful component. very nice work.
    i am using RSMonials 1.5.3 currently. its working fine.
    i wanted to include testimonials in Gujarati Language (by typing or copy-past).
    Is that possible in this version, if yes how do i do that??

    • For this at first you need to set the collation of the database table “#__rsmonials” to ” Indic_General_90_CI_AS (Unicode only)”. Then try to add your testimonials in Gujarati.

  27. Hello,
    If may i ask – when this great “RSMonial” module will be match to the current version of Joomla (version 3.2.0) ??

    Thanks alot,


  28. Hello, first congratulations for the component.
    I just have a problem, have since anyone can upload a comment but if you give the link to go climb a comment, you ask depiction of session.
    I have put into setting “false” and also probe with “true” but I will not.
    Use Joomla 2.5 Rs Monials testimoials.
    “By the way, I’m Spanish, I apologize for my English.”

    • Ordering can not be changed from settings. The ordering is by date-wise. If you change the testimonials submission date, then the ordering will change accordingly.

  29. Hey thanks alot for this wonderful component and module .

    I have a query that i want it to be displayed horizontally do i have such option to change ?

  30. i’ve installed RSMonial into my joomla site. everything is lookin good. user are able to put the feedback using the form, but there is a problem with displayig all the feedback. Administrator cant approve the testimoial given because there is like nothing are waiting in the list (even try to fill it using end-front form). please help :) Thank you brother!

  31. Hello,

    I’ve installed the RSMonials. But in the form fields I get the following error:


    How can I solve this? hope tho hear from you soon…

  32. Hi Souvik
    I installed in my website (on localhost now) your component for testimonial.
    It’s very easy to use but i have a trouble.
    I don’t wont email field mandatory (*) because many people not have an email account.
    how can I disable the control of this field?

    Thank you


  33. Hi,

    Since a couple of weeks i am receiving spam in my testimonials. I have set that the testimonials don’t show automaticly but only after approval and that works fine. But it is very annoying and i keep receiving more and more per day. I have captcha and recaptch enabled.

    Can you inform me what i could do?

    Thanks in advance,

  34. Hi. I thought I had posed a question here the other day, but I cannot find it.

    For the ReCapcha settings, I have inserted both the public and private api keys, but the ReCaptcha does not appear. Is there something further I have to address to have the “tests” appear?

    Also, when setting the testimonials to alert the admin, no email comes through. I only see a place to add the admin name and email. Please advise if I am missing something.


  35. I have enabled recaptcha, and have inserted proper api keys, but the recaptcha widget does not appear. Please advise.

    Additionally, how can I make the “location” field a required field?


  36. My Recaptcha graphic (the one that shows people what they are to enter) appears at the top of my page rather than at the bottom of my testimonial submission form. I have the testimonial submission form to be the last item on the page, so the ReCaptcha should follow that. It is currently turned off because I’m also getting the mysterious failure to specify an index page – router.php error and have written the support team about that.

    For this question, how can I manage where the ReCaptcha window appears on my page? I would like it to be after the Testimonial Submission Form at page end.

  37. Hello, I am working with the Vertex template. The template is a responsive template, and has fluid sizes in all positions. They are sized by the module size. I need to make the mod_scroller height smaller. I have tried just about everything that I can to get rid of all of the wasted white space. What adjustment, or how, or where do I adjust the overall height of the module?

    Thanks :)

  38. I installed the latest version but there is no choice to NOT display the submission form. I have an older version on Joomla 1.5 site but this is version 2 on a J2.5 site.

    What is wrong

    • In Joomla 2.5 this is moved to the “Menu Parameter Settings”. Please check the parameters in time of adding the menu item. You will get the option.

  39. Unfortunately for me, I’m unable to use this component. The installation works fine, but after, I am unable to post any new testimonials — both “Submit Testimonial” and “Cancel” have no effect when clicked.

    On all parts of the component, I continue to have “Strict Standards” errors, and have already disabled display_errors and set error_reporting to E_ALL & ~E_STRICT. The settings are seen effective in Joomla’s PHP Information page.

    Any suggestions? Out of *all* testimonials components/modules, I absolutely love the look of yours the best and would appreciate the opportunity to test it out. Thank you so much!

    • RSMonials module is designed so it will display only one testimonial at a time. If you wish to display multiple testimonials then you can use the RSMonials Scroller module.

  40. Thanks for the great component!

    I am trying to turn off the page heading as I want to replace this with a banner. I have set the page display options in the menu item to exclude the heading and have set the language file parameter to RSM_PAGE_TITLE=”” … and cleared the browser and back-end cache. The previous page title is still showing. Any ideas?

  41. Is it possible to turn scrolling off so that I can display a number of testimonials one after the other in the same position?

  42. My website is multi-lingual. Supports Russian and English.
    I installed your plug in and its really fabulous. Thanks.

    However, it is not supporting Russian language comments. When users try to post comments in Russian, i am seeing Junk in the back end.
    Could you please provide me a solution for this?

    • You need to change the collation of the database table so it can store Russian characters. Database table called “#__rsmonials”. Here #__ can be any value. Edit the properties of the table and set the “Collation” properly.

  43. Hello?thanks for really good component,but I have problem with russian lang
    in testimonials.I corrected lang file and on display all ok,but testimonials has “??????????” Would you mind,what I need to do?

    • You need to change the “Collation” of the database table. Please go to your server’s database manager section and then go to the database where Joomla is installed. Here you can find one database table called “#__rsmonials”. Here #__ can be any value. Then edit that table properties and set the “Collation” properly.

      If you are not sure how to do it then please contact our support team:

  44. Hello!
    Perfect component! Thank you for the great work!
    I would like to ask you how can I manage the mandatory fields. I want another field to be mandatory. How can I do that?

    Thank you in advance.

  45. Is it possible to have the “view more” link that shows in the module display the remaining text that is hidden when you limit the number of characters?

    Sometimes people leave very long reviews and that just looks awfull

    • You can limit the character in the module and set the “View more” so when anyone click on it it will go the main testimonial page to show your all testimonials. Unfortunately the option you are looking for is currently not available.

  46. Hi,
    Thanks for uploading RSMonials, its really working well with my website.Everything is fine but at the bottom of my page I’m getting “Powered by
    RS Web Solution” how can i remove it?

    Thanks in advance,

  47. Hi there,
    Could you please tell me how to customize the text that appears at the beginning of the testimonial form? So I want my own text instead of this one “Your input is important to us. Please provide your valuable feedback. Here are some testimonials from our clients:”

    • Just go to “Joomla Admin Panel” => “Components” => “RSMonials” => “Language File” and then edit the respective language file.

  48. Hi, just switched from the captcha mode to recaptcha. Turned captcha to false and recaptcha to true, and inserted public and private keys, but nothing is showing up? Ideas? Joomla 1.5.26. Thanks!

  49. Hi, how i can get categories in rsmonials component.

    i have multilanguage site and need testimonials in english and testimonials in spanish (sory my bad english)

  50. Hi,

    I do not want to show the dates that the testimonials were submitted how do I stop these appearing in the module



    • Go to “Joomla Admin” => “Components” => “RSMonials” => “Display Style” and then set “testimonial_block_show_date” to “false”.

      • Hi

        After install the scroller module, publish the module but i did not see any from front page. Only read more text, no testimonial. Did i do any wrong. Please help me, i live this component but i could not see the module working on my site. I install the right version. Thank you

  51. Excelent, simple design. Realy clever and simple thingie. Thank You! :)
    Was easy to translate and use lang texts while in backend. Nice.

    One minor problem only. Was not able to found setting to switch off testimonials creation date display, and later after translating EN to other language, while in testimonial post date`s month still displays english e.i. september instead of septemberinotherlanguage

    I know it might be overrided in ext>lang>overrides but quick and dirty change in rsmonials.php helped to be it more international friendly :) $dateView = strftime(“%Y-%m-%d”, $timestamp);

    But that was minor problem :)

    • In your case there should be some permission issue. Please try to set “755” permission to “/components/com_rsmonials” and “/components/com_rsmonials/includes” folder. Then let us know the status.

  52. I love RS Monials but I’m a little confused. It seems like it’s stripping the meta data from the menu item. Only a title is being generated, no keywords, no description. Is that a known issue or am I doing something wrong?

    • No, our component will not add any meta keyword or meta description. If you are using any plugin related to this, that will surely work.

  53. Hi,

    I have downloaded the component for J2.5.x and below is what I got when accessing the component from backend. Pls advise. Thanks.

    ( ! ) Strict standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in C:\wamp\www\joomla\administrator\components\com_rsmonials\admin.rssettings.php on line 52

  54. Hi,

    Great component, I just have a few issues.

    – The module scroller, doesn’t have any space between the testimonials that scroll. So for example, right below the date field in a testimonial when it begins to scroll up, the text for the next testimonial starts on the line right below the text of the previous one which gives the illusion that the two testimonials are part of the same record until the testimonial stops scrolling to view.

    – second, how do you change the text that is displayed in the testimonail? (Date of Post:) I’d like to change that to just Date.

    – third, I turned on the rounded corners feature but it doesn’t seem to work. I’ve viewing in FF.


    • 1) Try to increase the height of the scroller a bit. This may solve the issue.

      2) Go to “Joomla Admin Panel” => “Components” => “RSMonials” => “Language File”. Then edit the respective language file as per your needs.

      3) For this you need to provide us the URL of your website so we can review it.

  55. I have a problem in the module RS-Monials Module. how to add multiple ID’s to Testimonial ID(s) tab in the Admin. I normally used 1,2… likewise but it shows only one Testimonial. Please I need quick help

    • The module will display one single testimonial at a time. But it will display all of your specified testimonials serially or randomly one after one after each page refresh.

      If you need to display more than one testimonial at a time then use “RSMonials Scroller” module.

  56. Hi,

    I love the concept of the extension and it is really funny that I am just now finding it. It is highly configurable and that is great too.

    I do not see a way to categorize testimonials. There are many situations where it would be nice to separate testimonials by products, offices, people, etc.

    Are you willing to customize if for us? For general release? Please consider it.


    • We are already developing the next version where we are implementing categorization option. Will release it soon.

  57. Hi, does not send emails to the administrator. admin_email_alert = true, admin_email = yes. Post method: SMTP.

    Please help. Thanks. Sorry for my english)

  58. Hi
    This is my first joomla site. I love the rsmonials component, but have one issue. On the pages where I have the rsmonials and scroller modules disabled, I get the following error message appear on my site: undefined index: page in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 20 Just wondered what I have done wrong or need to do?

    thank you

  59. That is Great and Only component for Testimonials. Sir my question is if i want to create RssFeed for my testimonial page, so when a new testimonial comes, it should publish in RssFeed, how can i do this. Is there any way of it. Very Thanks.

    • RSS Feed option is currently not implemented in RSMonials. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

      Also thanks for your recommendation. We will surely try to implement this in our next version.

  60. Great product, thank you! :)

    I am currently rebuilding my website and need to export all of the testimonials from my old website and into my new website. Is there any way of doing this?

    Thanks for your help!

  61. i would to ask when some one is sending a new testimonial how can i be reminded in my email account that i have a new in order to check it and puplich it. moreover as fas as a have tested it no email goes also to the customer who made the testimonial

    please help

    thanks in advance


  62. Hi! First off, I would like to congratulate you for a really great product! RSMonials surely covers almost everything I need for a testimonial! Congratulations to the developer. I only have one issue though. As I mentioned earlier, RSMonials covers ‘almost’ everything I need. I think what is missing is for the testimonial to be ‘responsive’, that is, to be perfectly viewable on smartphones and iDevices. I tested the RSMonials I installed on and found that the component overlaps the RSMonials module. The component also is not able to display the testimonial message if viewed in a smartphone or an iphone. I hope RSMonials developers would do something about this since the future of the web is leaning towards responsive websites and pretty soon, it may become the ‘web standard’. To see what I mean please try viewing at the field provided at or any responsive website testing URLs and you will surely see what I mean. I really do hope you can do something about this. Thank you very much for reading through my post. :)



  63. I am new to joomla.
    I have to upgrade from 1.5.2 to 1.5.3, can anyone please tell me how? I do not want to mess up the customers website!

    • Yes, you need to just uninstall the old one and install the new one. You will not loose any testimonials. But the component settings will lost. You need to make the changes in the settings manually again.

  64. This “Submit A Testimonial” link will only work when the submission form display in the page. Otherwise this link do not have any other functionality.

  65. How to force thhis plugin to display the newest testimonials at the bottom of the page instead of top of the page? Is there any sorting possibility?

  66. Hello,

    I am using RSmonials 1.5.2 on my joomla 1.5 website and I would like to update it to version 1.5.3. Can I do this without losing alle data from the guestbook?
    Thanks in advance.


    • Yes, you need to just uninstall the old one and install the new one. You will not loose any testimonials. But the component setting will lost. You need to make the changes in the settings manually again.

    • Better way is to use “RSMonials Scroller” module. Otherwise you can try to place 3 “RSMonials Module” one after another.

  67. How can we change the description that is at the top of the testimonials page?
    I found the place to disable it from showing…….but I’d just like to change the wording a bit.

    • Just go to “Joomla Admin” => “Components” => “RSMonials” => “Language File”. Then edit the respective language file as per your needs.

  68. Good day,

    here is my question. Can this extension publish, for example, the 5 most recent testimonials in the homepage too or do I need an extra module to do that?

    Kind regards

  69. Hi,
    I have just installed RS-Monial Component and RS-Monial module on my website (version 2.0 – joomla 2.5) and I can’t find the option Display “Testimonial Submission Form” in front end or not.”
    Help me please,
    Thanks in advance,
    João Paulo Lopes

    • There is a little update in the new version. Now this option you can get in time of adding the menu item. Just add your menu item and you can see one parameter for this.

  70. Hello Souvik.

    If i install this component on my joomla 1.7 /2.5 can it be made compatible? Is there an option which can it make to work?

    Hoping to hear from you.

    • Unfortunately this version is currently only for Joomla 1.5. Version that will work for Joomla 2.5 is coming soon.

  71. Hello,

    I searching a lot extension exactly like this, and
    I like to know if you have the rsmonials extension for joomla 2.5.x OR
    you Update the extension for 2.5.x.

    p.s – please update the extension….

  72. Love the Testimonials Module. The only thing is that it doesn’t scroll horizontally. Would be possible in the future to add this capability?

    Great solution.

    Thanks a lot.

    Victor DeCastro

  73. Hi,

    I have just installed RS-Monial Component and RS-MonialScroller module on my website. Both of these are great extensions and I was up and running in less than five minutes. However, I am facing one issue with RS-MonialScroller module. It displays “undefined” below the testimonial I have received from my clients. Please guide me to solve this issue.

    Sanjeev Jain

    • Hi Sanjeev,

      As the scroller module is designed to display more than one testimonials, just add more than one testimonials and the module will work perfectly.


  74. Hi,

    i have just uninstalled rsmonials 1.5.2 and installed 1.5.3 and the testimonials main page is no longer displaying with the sites default theme? I have used the styles css and copied the code to the template.css file but this has made no difference? any advice please?


  75. I’m trying to change the background color and font style in the testimonials. I have made the obvious changes in the “component” section… but nothing shows up on the front page. Any ideas?

  76. Hey
    Am kinda having some issues with the component and module
    1.Show/Hide “About You” field.
    2.Show/Hide “Your Location” field
    the information shown at the bottom of the comment has a background of white and my selected font colour for the whole site is white so I cant see the bottom information. Pls could you advice on how to solve this

    • Hey!

      Thank you for amazing Component

      is it possible to post both french and english testimonials, and have the french ones appear on the french testimonials menu page and the english ones to appear on the english testimonials page?

      Thanks alot