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.



Add your aphorisms through Options -> Random Aphorism panel, using form.

You can show the random aphorism using shortcode [aphorism] in Posts or Pages, or hardcode it in PHP code using <?php do_shortcode(‘[aphorism]’); ?>.

The plugin is multi-lingual and actually translated in Russian language. You can add your own translation by creating .po and .mo files named random_aphorism-DOMAIN.(po|mo) in lang subfolder.


  1. Upload aphorism folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place shortcode [aphorism] anywhere in your content or place <?php do_shortcode('[aphorism]'); ?> directly in your templates.

Contributors & Developers

“random-aphorism” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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  • First release