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Hold your color


This plugin will add a custom “colors” tags to your posts.

It will be very useful for e-commerce blog which selling clothes or for designs blogs writers who wants to set one or more colors for each posts.

It will add a new column in the admin posts listing page to show the colors tags used for each posts.

It will come with a customizable widget which allow you show colored bulls in your sidebar. You can also add a php code to display colors tags like classics tags. See FAQ section for more details.


  • The manage colors tags
  • The Hold your color settings page
  • The Hold your color widget settings
  • Sidebar
  • In the Loop


  1. Upload hold-your-color to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Like classic tag, add your color when you write a post
  4. Manage the color with the colorpicker under the Hold your color settings page in Settings section


How can I add/edit or remove colors

The managing system is the same as tags. Go to Colors under the Posts section. Add a color with a color Name and a Slug. Description is not used.

How can I assigned a color to a post

When you are writting a post, go to the right column under tags section and add or remove the colors you want.

How can I change the color for the widget

Go to the Hold your color settings page under Settings section. Then, for each color, paste the hexadecimal code in the input field or use the jQuery colorpicker.
Save your changes.

Can I use a tag cloud for the colors

Yes, set a new Tag Cloud widget and set Colors for the taxonomy.

What are the colors widget options

Title: (optional) set a title to the widget
Show as dropdown: change the presentation and use a dropdown list with the color name
Hide empty: if checked, colors which aren’t assigned to a post will be hidden
Colors to show: check the colors you want to show. Prefer checking all

How can I show colors tags in the loop

The plugin comes with two useful functions.

<?php the_colors($bull = true, $before = null, $separator = ' ', $after = null); ?>

$bull: show colors as bullet and not as word
$before: text to show before listing
$separator: separator between each color
$after: text to show after listing

If you don’t want to show directly the colors and keep its in a php variable, use this function :

It will return an object array. Refer to this function to see who to use id :

How can I print colors of a specific post outside the loop

Use the second function see below and set the $post_ID.

How can I change the style of the widget/inside post listing

Just edit the hyc-widget.css in the css folder of the plugin.

Contributors & Developers

“Hold your color” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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