This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

EZQuote

Description

EZ Quote is a simple widget that display random quotations. A category for quotes is chosen in the admin panel, and a random quote from that category is automatically retrieved from ezquoteapi.appspot.com. Current categories include Computers, Politics, Writing, Food, and more.

This was written to be an alternative to existing quote display plugins that require the user to enter their own quotes. With EZ Quote, quotes are retrieved from an external site, and so it requires no set up from the user beyond choosing the desired category. And unlike some existing external solutions, EZ Quote places no ads or promotional material onto your blog.

The current database of avaiable quotations (run and maintained by me) is small but expanding.

Installation

  1. Upload the folder ez-quote to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Use the widget control panel to add EZ Quote to your pages

FAQ

Why aren’t any quotes displaying?

You need to select a category. When the widget is created, the category is set to None and no quotes will display.

Who runs the external quote database?

I do. I wanted a random quote from an offsite database to display on my blog, and there were no non-commercial sites to serve the quotes. So I created one myself.

What quote categories are available?

The most up-to-date list can be found in the widget control panel.

At time of writing, categories include:

  • Computers
  • Experience
  • Family
  • Food
  • Hard-Boiled
  • Love
  • Money
  • Patriotism
  • Politics
  • Simplicity
  • Sports
  • Strength
  • Vegetarian
  • Writing

Contributors & Developers

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

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Changelog

1.0

  • Plugin created

1.0.1

  • Fixed error in html