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Through a Widget or a simple function call this plugin will show random poems from a list of 50 poets in your sidebar, obtained from
You can choose which poets to display while using the widget option, being in total over 6500 possible poems.


  1. Unzip the file
  2. Upload the poetry folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. If you want to use the plugin with the widget option, go to Appearance -> Widgets to configure the widget, or if you want to use the function directly on your theme, you should place the code: where you want to show the random poem, for example in your sidebar.php

Contributors & Developers

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

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