Crossword Compiler Puzzles


Simple upload of interactive puzzles exported by Crossword Compiler, or conversion of puzzles already posted to the website.


  • Insert shortcode into pages and posts in a few clicks. The [crossword] shortcode is used for the puzzle you upload.
  • The puzzle is displayed in your post
  • In WordPress 5 and higher add a crosword block to insert the puzzle


Install the plugin as normal, and activate it. Then when you make a post or page, click the crossword icon in the visual editor
to insert a puzzle. You can chose either to import a html and js file exported by Crossword Compiler (version 9+), or import the
puzzle from a page that already exists on

By default the applet files are served from a web service. To put the applet files on your server use the version of the
plugin from
Subsequent automatic updates will continue to use the latest version of the applet files after you have used this once.


How do I make the puzzles?

You need to use the Crossword Compiler program, available from It includes a licence to use
exported puzzles on one web site.

How do I update the applet?

The latest applet file is used from (updated automatically).


May 4, 2018
There is no real admin the addon. While we love the software and use it for our little newspaper we HATE the fact that they want to charge you $1000 to remove the link to their website.
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Contributors & Developers

“Crossword Compiler Puzzles” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fix for WordPress 5.3


  • Fix for WordPress 5.1


  • Fix for old php versions and other plugin compatibility


  • Support for crossword block in WordPress 5 with Gutenberg blocks. Compatibility fixes.


  • Fixes for latest WordPress/Php changes


  • Tested on 4.9.1
  • Updated some links to https


  • Tested 4.2.2


  • Stable version


  • Fix for WordPress 3.9 dialog