Typing Effect


Typing Effect allows you to generate a shortcode that will ‘type out’ words on to a page or post, in a widget or directly in a theme or template file. The plugin is based on the Typed.js typing animation script by Matt Boldt.

Simply add your words or sentences, click ‘Generate Shortcode’ and copy and paste the shortcode into a page, post or text widget.

You can also configure settings such as how quickly the typing effect takes place, delays before starting or backspacing, set the animation to loop repeatedly or randomise the order your words or sentences are typed out and deleted.

To view a demo of the original animation click here


  • Generate a shortcode screen


  1. Upload the animated-typing-effect folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the Typing Effect plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Generate a shortcode by going to Typing Effect on the main menu


Can I use HTML in the animation?

Yes, you can enter HTML in the rows before generating a shortcode. You can also wrap the shortcode itself in HTML tags.

Can I edit the settings of the animation?

You can change a variety of settings such as the speed that the text is typed out, a delay before the animation begins, the speed at which the text is backspaced (deleted) and a delay before the backspacing begins. Ticking the ‘Loop’ box will mean the animation continues to repeat over and over. Entering a number in the ‘Loop count’ box will define how many times it will repeat – e.g. entering ‘3’ would type out and then backspace the text 3 times.

Can I preview my animation?

Yes, when you click ‘Generate Shortcode’, a preview will automatically be generated.


To view a demo of the original animation click here


Horrible Support!

I’ve had a support question that’s been open and unanswered by the plugin’s author for months now! Support is horrible. The plugin’s author won’t even reply to most support questions, let alone fix them. Go with another typing plugin if you’re interested in any kind of tech support!

One of the few plugins I’ve used in a LONG TIME that hasn’t disappointed.

Has some limitations, but truly, a great find!

To add different lines with <p></p> works but does flash up. Would be good to have certain words typed once and others changing next to them. But it seems very light weight from a speed point of view, it’s responsive and it works within the parameters of my own theme (Divi) perfectly.

Really pleased with it.

Looking great (but not in IE)

Looking great. Easy to customize and plug in. It would be nice to have some more control over it, maybe have different speeds for different lines.

In IE, for some reason, the order of lines (words) is reversed, not sure why. Original typed.js works fine.

Thanks for this!

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  • Fixed issue with cyrillic text


  • Fixed typed script parameters


  • First release