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Let It Snow!


Update Jan 30, 2011

Updated the plugin to the latest stable version of the snow script. Added additional options to the plugin admin page.

Update Nov 07, 2009

I have not been supporting this plugin for a long long time, almost 2 years in fact. Since Christmas is round the corner, I thought I should give this plugin a nice refresh. I have updated the snow script to the latest version. Best of all, I have added a plugin settings page so it’s easier for those who are not comfortable with tweaking code.


In 2007, introduced a falling snow options for its users after Matt Mullenweg asked for a falling snow script. Because the feature was only available to users and not self-hosted WordPress blogs, I took the falling snow code and made a plugin that exactly the same thing. All users needed to do was to download and activate the plugin to have beautiful falling snow flakes on the blogs.

Notes & Credits

The falling snow script used in this plugin is originally by Scott Schiller.
This plugin is written by Aen Tan.

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3.0 [January 30, 2011] Updated snow fall script and generally cleaned things up.
2.0 [November 07, 2009] Updated snow fall script and generally cleaned things up.
1.3 [December 27, 2007] Changed z-index of snow so it’s on top of everything.
1.2 [December 26, 2007] snowCollect now working, thanks to Scott Schiller for his help.
1.1 Added additional style declarations for themes that style the img tag.
1.0 [December 25, 2007] First version


  1. upload the folder let-it-snow with its contents to /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress Admin Panel
  3. Configure snowfall if you like, in the Let It Snow! settings page. That’s it!


The snow looks weird

Check that your theme is not applying styles to all IMG elements. If you are not sure what this is, contact your theme’s author.

It’s not working

If it does not work for you. Check that your theme has the wp_head() function call in header.php. If it does not, add <? wp_head(); ?> just before the closing </head> tag.
If you have questions or need help, leave a comment here.

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Contributors & Developers

“Let It Snow!” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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