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Chuck Norris Jokes Widget


This plugin adds a small WordPress widget that shows a random Chuck Norris joke on your blog.
These jokes are taken from a database on
For personalized Chuck Norris jokes starring yourself, please refer to the Personalized Chuck Norris Jokes Widget.


To install this plugin:

  1. Download the plugin and extract the contents.
  2. Upload the entire plugin directory to ‘/wp-content/plugins/’.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Drag the “Personalized Chuck Norris Joke” widget in a widget area through the ‘Appearance – Widgets’ menu.
  5. Press save and close.

You should now see a different Chuck Norris joke on your blog every time the page loads.


Have a question? Be sure to ask it at the plugin homepage

Contributors & Developers

“Chuck Norris Jokes Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed bug with loading jQuery.


  • Switched to client-side mashup using new jQuery plugin (no caching problems, server load minimized).


  • Fixed some coding issues
  • Upgraded to new, stable RESTful API
  • Branched off “Personalized Chuck Norris Joke Widget”, personalization will only be present in that plugin.


  • Changed to the new domain to fetch jokes.


  • Basic version: a random joke with possibility to show own first name and last name in the joke (basic replacement).