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Barrel Roll


Makes your page do a barrel roll. Google can do it. Now you can too.

When a user types barrel roll into any text filed on the page (for example, in the phrase ‘do a barrel roll’), the page will rotate 360 degrees and come to rest as it was. Try it.

Feel free to contact me for Barrel Roll support and comments.

You can also Send in a Poem. It makes me feel appreciated and I may even include it in the readme file of future versions.

A poem

the mother tree drips
blooming branches turned fruitless
she plays no more tuba

A note to developers

This plugin also gives you the ability to use the barrel_roll() function.
It accepts optional arguments for speed (fast, normal and slow) and direction (right or left)
eg. barrel_roll(‘fast’,’left’)

Check out the details at the Barrel Roll homepage.


  1. Upload barrel-roll to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Optional: Speed and direction of spin can be changed easily in the function.js file



Because it’s fun. It doesn’t harm anyone and it won’t do any damage. It just sits there quietly in the background unless you tell it to roll.

Will it roll my WordPress Dashboard?

Only if you tell it to.

Can I submit a poem for the readme file of the next version

Of course. just click on Submit a Poem.

Contributors & Developers

“Barrel Roll” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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  • The original