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Adds a wordsearch-style crossword with a shortcode. Users can develop new riddles, save them depending on specific rights, or solve stored riddles.

Crosswordsearch is a WordPress plugin, based on the AngularJs Javascript framework, for designing and playing wordsearch-style crosswords. Original development was done for RadiJojo.de, the International Children's Media Network.

  • Page visitors may try to solve the published riddles.
  • Registered users may develop new riddles or modify existing ones depending on their rights.
  • For saving their work, they must not be logged in, but only give their user name and password at the time of upload.
  • Each crossword may contain a freetext description of the task to complete and the name of a copyright owner.
  • Crosswords have a difficulty level that relates to the used word directions and the listing of the searched words before they have been found.
  • Solving of riddles can be timed and solutions submitted back to the server, where they may be logged or interpreted by other plugins.
  • Crosswords are organised in projects that share a common set of editors.
  • Users may be given a restricted editor status, which gives them the right to upload new riddles. These riddles will only become visible for other users if a full editor approves them.
  • Default and maximum difficulty levels are set for projects.
  • Setting up projects and editors is reserved to the blog administrators.

Authors can add a shortcode tag to any page or post to add a Crossword game to that page.

For informations on usage and configuration, visit the Wiki.

Requires: 3.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.2
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Active Installs: 200+


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