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Simple First Sentence Highlighter


  • NB: This plugin is no longer supported.

Adds a new Template Tag fp_firstsentence( $str , $style , $br ), which highlights the first sentence in a string/content ($str) with a specified CSS style ($style) – for example: “font-size:14.5px;font-weight:bold;color:#990000;”.

NB: By default, $br = 1, meaning that the function will preserve line/paragraph breaks in the content. You can optionally specify $br = 0 to have the function echo a block of text with no breaks.


  1. Upload fp_firstsentence.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Use <?php fp_firstsentence( $str , $style , $br ); ?> in your theme templates.

NB: The $style must be valid CSS, for example “font-size:14.5px;font-weight:bold;color:#990000;” or anything that you may have used in to style the text.

$br is optional, and only needed if you are specifying false / 0.



Contributors & Developers

“Simple First Sentence Highlighter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • No longer supported.


  • Released as standalone plugin.


  • Added $br option to echo text with preserved paragraph breaks.