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ColorBoxes adds a new section on the Edit Post and Edit Page screens that allows users to easily add colored information boxes to their post or page. These colored boxes will show up above their content. This is perfect for anyone who needs an easy way to put temporary alerts or announcements on their WordPress site.


  1. Upload the entire colorboxes folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Go to the ‘Plugins’ page in the menu and activate the plugin.
  3. When you add or edit a post or page, you’ll see the ColorBoxes meta box below the content editing area.


What are the minimum requirements for ColorBoxes?

You must have:

  • WordPress 2.8 or later
  • PHP 4 or later

What if I have a problem with ColorBoxes, or find a bug?

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Contributors & Developers

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

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  • Cleaned up & consolidated code
  • Added fix to preserve single line breaks in text


  • Initial release