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This is a simple plug-in to display playing cards in a more visual fashion.
It is looseley based on Chris Halverson’s “pokerhand”.

Many people will describe poker hands by writing something like “AsKh”. Using
the wrp-cards plug-in, you can easily display the playing cards in a graphical way
by prefixing the cards by a ‘:’. Ex. :As :Kh.

To view wrp-cards in action go to:

As an option, you can use the “normal” card color (red and black) or you can use
4 color cards:
Diamond : Blue
Heart : Red
Spade : Black
Club : Green


Download the file here:


Just prefix the card that you want with a “:”.
:Ad – Ace of Diamonds
:Kc – King of Clubs
:Qs – Queen of Spades
:Jh – Jack of Hearts
:Th – Ten of Hearts
:9h – 9 of Hearts
:8h – 8 of Hearts
:7h – 7 of Hearts
:6h – 6 of Hearts
:5h – 5 of Hearts
:4h – 4 of Hearts
:3h – 3 of Hearts
:2h – 2 of Hearts
:00 – display the backcard

By default, the plug-in uses 4 color cards (blue for diamond and green for clubs).

If you do not wish to use 4 color cards you must modify the function replace_card located in the wrp-cards.php file:
$use_4_color = ‘n’;


Copyright 2005 Fumseck (email : Fumseck []

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
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  1. Optional, modify $use_4_color = ‘n’; if you want to use normal cards.
  2. Copy the wrp-cards folder to your wp-content/plugins directory.
  3. Make sure that the “cards” folder is in the wrp-cards folder.
  4. Log into the administration area of WordPress and activate the plugin.

Contributors & Developers

“Name: WRP-CARDS” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Version 1.0
Beta testing

Version 1.1
Initial release version

Version 1.2
Created the 4 color deck

Version 1.3
Added class=”wrp-cards” to the images. With this you can easily control the way the cards are displayed within your CSS stylesheet.
For example, if you wanted to display the cards 35% lower on the line this is what you would use
img.wrp-cards { vertical-align: -35%; }

Version 1.4
Added the possibility to display a “backcard”. You just have to use the code :00 to display it. This was suggested by Tomas from
Thanks Tomas!

Version 1.5
Modified the Ad.gif and Ad_e.gif. Some spam filter where filtering this image out. I guess it’s because the filter reads Ad.gif and Ad_e.gif as an ad and it’s being filtered out.
I patched it non elegantly, I changed the Ad.gif and Ad_e.gif to xyz.gif and xyz_e.gif. It’s not pretty, but it works…
I should have rolled out that patch a while ago…
Thanks Nside for tinkering with it and letting me know what was happening.

Version 1.6
The path to the cards directory was hard coded in the plug-in and this caused problems with people who had their wordpress located somewhere else than the root dir.
Version 1.6 now uses WP_PLUGIN_URL to determine the location of the cards.