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Drop Shadow Boxes

Provides an easy way to highlight important content on your posts and pages inside a box with a drop shadow.

Drop Shadow Boxes provides an easy way to highlight important content on your posts, pages and widget areas. Personalise the box with drop shadow effects like raised, lifted and perspective and choose whether the box has an inside shadow, outside shadow and rounded corners. The plugin includes a widget and shortcode builder with a preview so you can test your box before adding it. The shadows will display correctly on most browsers - some older versions of Internet Explorer may not display the shadows - but they will display the box with the content so nothing will be missing on the page.

See the examples of drop shadow boxes to see how the plugin performs on your browser:

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The plugin itself doesn't require any configuration. There isn't a setting page.

You can access the widget from the Widgets dashboard page - drag, drop and configure as you would any other widget.

The shortcode builder allows you to add Drop Shadow Boxes to posts and pages. You can access from the media toolbar while you're editing the post/page by clicking on the box icon next to the upload/insert media button.

Shortcode Reference

If you prefer not to use the shortcode builder, or if you'd like to modify an existing drop shadow box here's the shortcode reference guide.

Example usage:

[dropshadowbox]your content[/dropshadowbox]

[dropshadowbox align="left"]your content[/dropshadowbox]

[dropshadowbox effect="raised"]your content[/dropshadowbox]

[dropshadowbox effect="horizontal-curve-bottom" rounded_corners="false"]your content[/dropshadowbox]

Shortcode Attributes:

align = [left/right/center/none] default: "none"

width = [width plus units e.g. "250px" or "50%"] default: "300px"

height = [width plus units e.g. "250px"] default: "auto"

background_color = [colour code or name e.g. "#A8A8A8" or "blue"] default:"#ffffff"

border_width = [width in pixels] default "2"

border_color = [colour code or name e.g. "#A8A8A8" or "blue"] default:"#dddddd"

rounded_corners = [true/false] default: "true"

inside_shadow = [true/false] default: "true"

outside_shadow = [true/false] default: "true"

effect_shadow_color = [red/green/blue/yellow/white] default: gray (known issue: this color option will not worrk for the effect "raised")

effect = [name of the effect] default: "lifted-both"

inline_styles = [true/false] default: "false" (only for use inside third party widgets)

Possible values for the effect attribute: lifted-left lifted-right lifted-both curled perspective-left perspective-right raised vertical-curve-left vertical-curve-both horizontal-curve-bottom horizontal-curve-both

Language Versions

Drop Shadow Boxes is currently available in English, Spanish (es_ES) and German.

Many thanks to Fabio Vogt for the translation into German. http://www.fabiolous.de

The shortcode builder will automatically switch to the language configured in wp-config.php.

If you'd like to contribute other languages please get in touch with me here: http://www.stevenhenty.com/contact/ You'll find the .po file in the plugin root. I'd be happy to link to your website but requests with spammy links will be ignored.


If you find any that needs fixing, or if you have any ideas for improvements, please get in touch: http://www.stevenhenty.com/contact/

Please also get in touch if you're using the latest version of your browser but the shadows are not displaying.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.3
Last Updated: 2014-1-20
Downloads: 36,511


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