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Facelift Image Replacment (FLIR)

Facelift Image Replacment is a script that generates image representations of text on your web page in fonts that visitors would not be able to see.


IMPORTANT: If using a version prior to 0.7.0 please delete your existing version before installing this version

PHP and GD. Little testing has been done with different versions of PHP. If you have PHP 5 with GD enabled you shouldn't have any problems. PHP 4 currently has some issues but should be resolved in the next release of Facelift. A newer version of ImageMagick (6.3.7+) is required for the FancyFonts and QuickEffects plugins.

If GD is not installed on your server you will have to recompile PHP to include GD. If you are comfortable in WHM for cPanel, you can do that under the "Update Apache" tab (check the "GD" box). Check your settings carefully (especially the PHP version - cPanel may try to change it) before you hit build. Plesk and ISPConfig should have GD enabled by default. If you are not comfortable doing it yourself, ask your hosting company to do it for you. (Thanks Steve!)

  1. Extract to your wp-content/plugins directory.
  2. Look in wp-content/plugins/facelift-image-replacement/facelift.
  3. Set the wp-content/plugins/facelift-image-replacement/facelift/config-flir.php to be writable (chmod a+w config-flir.php).
  4. Set the wp-content/plugins/facelift-image-replacement/facelift/cache to be writable (chmod a+w /cache).
  5. Add fonts of your choice to wp-content/plugins/facelift-image-replacement/facelift/fonts folder. 6 Make sure you have the wp_footer() call in the footer of your template See /wp-content/theme/default/footer.php for example.
  6. Activate plugin in WordPress admin panel
  7. Set FLIR configuration in the admin panel - config-flir.php must be writable for changes to take effect.
  8. Customize tags for FLIR on FLIR submenu under the Design menu


  • QuickEffect Plugin is not implemented yet
  • SuperCache Plugin is not implemented yet
  • If using a version older than 0.7 completely delete any old verions before upgrading
  • You cannot auto-upgrade from versions older 0.7.0
  • Text remains intact in source so search engines see your page as text!

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.9.2
Last Updated: 7 years ago
Active Installs: 200+


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