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Great Quotes


The Great Quotes plugin provides an easy way to add rotating quotations to a WordPress site. It supports multiple widgets and multiple shortcodes per page.It is responsive. Clicking on the author’s name opens a new tab with his Wikipedia entry. It provides the ability to add, edit, and delete quotations. Approximately 20,000 quotes are pre-loaded into the database.

The plugin loads 200 quotes randomly chosen from the database each time a page is displayed that contains a Great Quotes widget or shortcode. Limiting the number of quotes loaded is done to avoid noticeably slowing the page load time. Besides, reading thru 200 quotes takes a considerable time – it’s unlikely a website visitor will read that many before going to another page.


  1. Upload ‘great-quotes’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Updating Plugin

  • The database of quotations WILL NOT be deleted when the plugin is deactivated; it WILL BE DELETED when when the plugin is deleted.


  • To enter quotations, go to Tools > Great Quotes
  • To display the quotes on a web page you have 3 options:
  1. Add a shortcode to your page or post content (you CAN have more than one):
    [[GreatQuotes title="{optional title}" delay="{delay in milliseconds, optional}" fontsize="{optional}" textcolor="{optional}" </code><br />]
    e.g.1: [GreatQuotes]
    e.g.2: [GreatQuotes title="Great Quotes" delay="20000" fontsize="15" textcolor="maroon"]

  2. Create a widget(s) (Appearance > Widgets)

  • The settings can be edited at Settings > Great Quotes, or enter them in the widget form.

Visit this page to view a working example –>

If you decide to enter quotations with more than 170 or so characters, or use a font size great than 20, you will probably need to modify the CSS.

To modify a shortcode, do something like the following:

Silder_holder# .bx-wrapper .bx-viewport {

height: 300px !important;

Use Google Chrome “Inspect” (right click on quote/Inspect)to determine what to substitute for the # above. It will be “1” unless you have more than one shortcode on your page.
Similarly, to modify a widget, do something like the following:

Silder_holdergreat_quotes_widget_# .bx-wrapper .bx-viewport {
height: 300px !important;


Can I edit the quotes?
Hover over the “Tools” section of the Administration page, then click “Great Quotes”. NOTE! The page may take some time to load all 20k quotes. On the plus side, after it loads all 20k will be displayed on one page.

Can I include more than one shortcode on a page?
Yes, the plugin is designed to handle more than one quote area on an individual page.

Can I have more than one Great Quotes widget on my site?

Can I put HTML code in the quote?

Can Great Quotes make my quotes look exactly like I want them to?
Maybe not. It’s likely you will want to add some CSS to your site to get it to look exactly the way you want.


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Version 1.0.0 (February 29, 2016)

Initial release