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Drop Shadow Boxes

Highlight important content on your posts and pages inside a box with a drop shadow.

How do I make the boxes 'responsive'

A true responsive design ought to be handled more at the page level but you'll probably find what you're looking for if you change the width attribute to "auto".

Will the shadows work in all browser?

It will work on the latest versions of all browsers. Some older browsers may not display the shadows - but they will display the box with the content. Please see the following page for examples to see how it performs on your browser: http://www.stevenhenty.com/products/wordpress-plugins/drop-shadow-boxes/examples/

How do I open the shortcode builder?

While you're editing a post or page you can open the shortcode builder by clicking on the box icon next to the upload media button above the toolbar.

How do I add links and other formatting inside the box?

Once you've added the shortcode to the page/post you can edit the contents just like any other content.

How do I get two or more boxes lined up side by side?

Try experimenting with the alignment of the boxes. To get a few boxes lined up in a row you'll probably need to align all the boxes left.

Will it work on a dark background?

Yes, you'll just need to set the effect_shadow_color shortcode attribute to "white".

Can I edit the shadow effect?

The shortcode offers quite a few options. If you need further customisation you'll need to override the css classes in your theme (usually style.css).

Will the css file be loaded on all pages or only when it's needed?

The css file will only be loaded when it's needed - when there's a [dropshadowbox] shortcode on the page or post.

Are images used to display the shadows?

No. It uses CSS3 only.

How do I get the drop shadow effects to work in widgets?

Please try to use the dedicated Drop Shadow Box widget. If you need to use the shortcode inside a different widget, first, make sure the widget allows shortcodes (this is not always the case). If you already have a Drop Shadow Box somewhere on the page/post then the styles will be loaded and it'll look ok. If you don't, then there's a pretty high chance that the styles won't be loaded. In this case, you may like to force the output of the styles by using the "inline_styles" shortcode attribute. e.g. [dropshadowbox inline_styles="true"]your content[/dropshadowbox]

Can I get my content to fill the entire box?

Yes, set the padding attribute to 0. i.e. padding="0"

How do I add space around the box?

Set the margin attribute e.g. 20px

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6.2
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Active Installs: 10,000+


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