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Nice Quotes Rotator

Allows display of random quotes via shortcode, a sidebar widget, and/or on the admin page. Quotes can be user-entered, post excerpts or links.

I have set the category on the option page but no posts are ever quoted.

Make sure at least one of those posts in that category has an excerpt defined.

What is the ratio of quotes, links and excerpts?

The ratio is split evenly between the types of quotes enabled to be displayed. To determine the probability of a quote type (links, excerpts, and custom quotes) being displayed count the number of types enabled. The probability is one in however many types are being displayed.

For example, if you have links, excerpts and quotes all enabled then the chances of getting an excerpt is 1 in 3, the chance of getting a quote is 1 in 3 and the chance of getting a quote is 1 in 3.

Can the plugin be used to list only a random excerpt from a category?

Yes it can, just don't set any custom quotes or check the option to include Hello Dolly lyrics.

Can the plugin be used to list only a random link from a link-category (like Blogroll for example)

Yes it can, just don't set any custom quotes or check the option to include Hello Dolly lyrics.

Can HTML be used in custom quotes?

Yes, it can. Using a break tag (<br />) is recommended for multi-line quotes.

Can smilies or shortcodes be used in custom quotes?

Yes they can. Smilies are only included if they are enabled under Settings->Writing.

How can the quotes be styled?

Quotes have a class of 'niceQuote' set on them. To style them add to your stylesheet:

`.niceQuote {  
    // css properties here;
}`

How can the quotes be used on a post or page?

Just use [nicequote] as a shortcode and a randomly chosen quote will be displayed on the page. The quote is randomly chosen each time the post or page is loaded.

Are the quotes random?

Yes they are. Each time the quote is loaded (whether on the admin page, a sidebar widget or via shortcode) the quote will be random with the ratios listed above.

Can other plugins add quotes to be be displayed? I'd like to create a package of quotes.

Yes! See pluggable_example.php for sample code to get started. In order for these quotes to be displayed, it is necessary to check the option to allow plugins to add quotes.

Why is there an option to include Hello Dolly lyrics?

The inspiration for this plugin comes from the Hello Dolly plugin (hello.php) bundled with Wordpress. I wanted to have the option to have user-defined custom quotes and to have those quotes appear on the WordPress front-end. I also wanted to optionally highlight a featured post or be able to show an affiliated link.

Requires: 2.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-10-12
Active Installs: 1,000+

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