This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress. Widget


Quickly create image widgets using the service. Widgets can have customized image dimensions, background, text color and label. Multiple widgets supported. also supported!


  1. Upload placeholdit.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add the “Placeholdit Widget” to any sidebar or widget area and customize


Can I add customization options

Not at this time. Currently the plugin provides access to most of the features (except file type). If features are added to I will try to implement them here as quickly as possible.

Can I change the font

Alas, no. I wish you could but no.

What’s the Deal with

Thanks to Toby Cyns over at for the tip. If you feel like images are just a bit dull or your site absolutely needs kittens just check the “Use instead” checkbox. Not that only width and height work with placekittens.

Contributors & Developers

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


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Interested in development?

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  • I moved code into class for easier feature additions later.
  • Added support (Thanks to Toby Cyns over at


  • This is the first stable release.