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Go Dark

Description

This plugin enables websites to ‘go dark’ on January 18th with a customizable message and start/end times to protest SOPA/PIPA and Internet Censorship

It enables you to customize the message displayed on the front end, and optionally display either a stylized ‘Censored’ sign or seal.

When ‘dark’ your website will return a 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable status code so as to not damage your search engine rankings, as well as specify the length of time for the visitor to try back after.

Credits

  • Design and Sign/Seal was created by Cheryl Eisenhard ( http://cheryleisenhard.com/ )
  • Development by George Stephanis ( http://stephanis.info/ )
  • Wood Grain Background taken from http://webtreats.mysitemyway.com/8-tileable-dark-wood-texture-patterns/

Screenshots

  • Settings Page
  • Settings Page
  • Front-end Display
  • Front-end Display

Installation

  1. Upload the folder go-dark to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. (optionally) Customize the start and end times, as well as the message displayed.

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Changelog

1.0.7

  • Adding nonce for further security.

1.0.6

  • Added vimeo video to default message, and link to admin panel sidebar for convenience.

1.0.5

  • Minor CSS change — html,body {height:100%;} becomes {min-height:100%;}

1.0.4

  • I’m a numbskull, forgot a )

1.0.3

  • Added backwards compatability for WP < 3.1

1.0.2

  • Added 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable status code so as to not damage website SEO.

1.0.1

  • Added screenshots.

1.0

  • Initial Release.