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Looking for the first letter plugin (23 posts)

  1. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't remember it's name, my memory may as well be sold to a goldfish for all it's worth.

    It converts the first letter of all posts into a large image? Anyone know what it's called?

    Thanks in advance

  2. davincim
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, it's not a plugin, but this is what I use in my styles:

    P.BigFirst:first-letter {
    font-size: 24pt;
    float: left;
    padding-right: 5px;
    }

    Obviously, it doesn't change the character to an image, but it does increase its size. Hope this helps.

  3. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    And it doesn't work on all browsers. It is a wonderful thing when it works.

    Here are a few links to sites with helpful information on this:

    http://www.scottdot.org/?p=12
    http://wordpress.org/support/10/9704
    http://yanfeng.org/2004/07/fancy-drop-caps-by-simple-css

  4. davincim
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Lorelle, just wanted to say you've been providing some really great links lately. Thanks!

  5. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Probably too many, but I live to inform....and fall over myself, too. My husband says I'm the world's greatest status quo disrupter...hee hee.

    Besides, I have a bunch of work for the Codex and it's down, so I gots to put my energy some "where".

  6. thomasso
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi Jinsan, I believe that plugin your looking for is Drop Down Text. That is what I'm using on my site at the moment. I just checked the wiki here on WordPress and the link is broken. Techgnome was the creator who addapted it to WordPress. Yes, it works in 1.5 too!

    Here's the link for the plugin anyway, even though its broken.

    http://wiki.wordpress.org/?pagename=Plugin&PHPSESSID=5432e6616254350a70077a2470bc6bb6

    If you can't find it on Tchgnome's site, I can post the dropcaseletter.php file on my website for you, just give me a shout in my comments. I have the plugin running currently, if you want to see in action. I made the images myself.

  7. davincim
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thomasso,

    I'm curious about this Drop Down Text plugin. Does it make for a more consistent look and provide better control in multiple browsers? I ask because FF and IE treat the first letter differently using the css method.

  8. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I didn't include that link, though it came up in my search, because it was a very bad and page not found link.

    The rest of the links should help.

  9. Marc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Jinsan:

    Try this method of text replacement. This plugin will replace post titles with your choice of size, color and font. With an additional plugin (avail at same link) you can use it to display dropcaps and sidebar titles.

    http://www.coldforged.org/archives/2005/02/24/image-headlines-version-24/

    If you desire to only use CSS this site offers many options for inline text effects.
    http://www.mandarindesign.com/troops.html#opacityblack

  10. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thanks for all your suggestions, I'll give them a spin

  11. ColdForged
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    With an additional plugin (avail at same link) you can use it to display dropcaps and sidebar titles.

    Actually it's all the same plugin, you just have to work a little harder to get other text to show :). Thanks for the mention though, Marc.

  12. thomasso
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    davincim:

    I believe so? I have FF at home and use IE on campus and those browsers seem to like the layout. I should point out that it uses both an image and a few lines of code in your CSS, pluss it's a plugin. On my site, the images I used were done a little sloppy, but you can download really good images, in many different fonts from the link that are provided in the plugin. They do line up nice. The plugin checks the first letter in the beginning paragraph and substitutes with the proper image. Really quite cool.

  13. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Things go moved around and my PC crashed, I'm in the process of trying to dig it out. Had I know it was so widely used, I woulda kept better track of it. I hope to have it back real soon.... will psot here and on my site (http://tannagh.com) when it's ready.

    Tg

  14. thomasso
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks TechGnome for updating. It is a great plugin. I would like to see it on a theme for 1.5, *hint* ;)

  15. davincim
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thomasso, thanks for getting back to me!

  16. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    As luck would have it, my archives are trashed. I will be rebuilding the plugin, but it's going to take a couple of days to get it completed & compatible with 1.5. I'll also be adding it to the plugin manager, allowing those of you who want to, to d/l install it using the manager.

    Tg

  17. thomasso
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    TechGnome, let us know when you have it finished. If you have made improvements, I would like to have a look... =)~

  18. sdollen
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey TG...

    I was using this on my site at one time and still have the file. I've placed it temporarily on my host at the following URL:

    http://www.vondollens.us/dropcase.phps

  19. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    sdollen - Mille danke! I will be grabbing a copy of it this weekend and making some improvements to it.

    Tg

  20. silver-lizard
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I had the same requirement for a drop cap on the first letter of each post, but didn't want to use images or introduce extra markup into the page source. So I came up with a javascript and CSS method of doing this.

    Its very simple to implement and adds nothing to markup of the page. I've just written up how I achieved this on my site.

  21. Pplproof
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm looking to achieve an effect similar to that found on http://www.cameronmoll.com with this plug-in. How would I go about modifying it to change the first letter of the headline to a drop cap, rather than the post itself? I'm sure it's a simple solution, but my knowledge of both PHP and WP is rather minimal. ;)

  22. Marc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This has already been addressed by Cold Forged in this thread.

    What you want will require two plugins. Headline images and RunPHP

    You can see the results of useing both here Cranial Cavity

  23. injinuity
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hi, has anyone tried silver lizards plugin and implemented it successfully, I have not been able to get it to work, has anyone else had better luck

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