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Quote This


Quote This is yet another quote plugin. It has been a script I’ve used on my personal blog for a few years that I figured I’d share with the rest of the WordPress community.

Basically, it lets you show quotations on your blog in one of three ways:

  • quote_this() template tag for your theme template files.
  • [quote-this] shortcode for adding it to your posts and pages.
  • Quote This widget for use in widget areas.


  1. Uzip the folder.
  2. Upload the quote-this folder to your /wp-content/plugins directory.
  3. In your WordPress dashboard, head over to the Plugins section.
  4. Activate Quote This.

More detailed instructions are included in the plugin’s readme.html file.


Why was this plugin created?

It was just an old script I’ve had lying around, gathering dust. I’ve been using it on my personal blog for years, so I figured someone might make some use of it.

How do I call the function in my theme templates?
How do I use the shortcode in my posts?


How do I use the widget?

Head over to the Widgets section in your WordPress admin and click the “Add” button for the Quote This widget. Once added, you can select how you want to display the quotes.

What are the parameters?
  • Which type of quotes to show.
  • Possible values: all (default), art, film, friendship, individual, life, literature
  • How to order the quote(s) shown.
  • Possible values: rand (more options will be added in the future)
  • Whether the quotation should be printed to the screen or returned for use in a function (is not used for the [quote-this] shortcode.)
  • Possible values: true (default), false
Can I get more detailed instructions?

If you need a more detailed guide, see readme.html, which is included with the plugin. It has a few examples and explains everything.

Contributors & Developers

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


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Version 0.2

  • Pretty much every line of code has changed. Yeah, so there’s no much point in documenting it. Treat this as if it’s a new plugin.

Version 0.1

  • Plugin released.