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ArrJS Random Quote and Testimonial Widget


This plugin creates a widget which loads quotes from a normal text file located in the plugin directory via JQuery.
Many thanks go to
With his permission, I created this plugin to suit my WordPress needs for a random quote widget.


  1. Unzip and upload the folder arrjs to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Edit the text file “quotes.txt”. Each quote should be seperated by an @ symbol at the end of the quote.
  4. Place the widget (through the Widgets link in the ‘Appearance’ menu).


Why can’t I add this widget

Do you have a theme that is compatible with widgets? If not, there are many easy to follow tutorials on how to make
your theme widget compatible. Check with your favorite search engine.

Did you activate the plugin?

Did you place the widget?

What version of WordPress is required to run this?

The plugin has been tested to work with WordPress 3.0.1. Other versions are likely to work if they support widgets.

Why aren’t the quotes appearing even though the widget is enabled?
  • jQuery is required in your template for this widget to work. Your theme might not include jQuery.
  • THIS PLUGIN ASSUMES NORMAL INSTALLATION PATHS. If you’re operating WP somewhere other than base domains
    or subdomains, the plugin might not work.
Why is it named arrjs?

I needed a catchy name. I was thinking “random JS,” but that was too generic. I then shortened it to RJS,
and as I wrote that out, I spelled it out loud. “R. J. S.” That “r” sounded like a pirate saying ARRRRR,
and the rest is history.

Are you going to support this widget / plugin?

At some point, maybe. For now, its released as-is, because it suits my needs 100%, and I’m sure someone else out
there wants to use this plugin. Right now, I have very little grasp of jQuery.

Contributors & Developers

“ArrJS Random Quote and Testimonial Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Plugin and widget have been created.