Show Support Ribbon


Show support for your favorite cause, event, charity, political event, or anything else that’s awesome. Show Support Ribbon includes four built-in ribbon styles and makes it easy to customize with your own CSS.


  • Plug-n-play functionality
  • No configuration required
  • Born of simplicity, no frills
  • Includes shortcode and template tag to display the ribbon anywhere
  • Choose one of four built-in ribbon styles
  • Customize the ribbon with your own CSS
  • Control the link text, link URL, and title text
  • Includes copy/paste CSS recipes to change the position of the ribbon
  • Includes option to restore default settings
  • Super-slick toggling settings page

Ribbon Styles

Choose one of the following ways to display your ribbon:

  • Badge
  • Banner
  • Ribbon
  • Link
  • Custom

Much more is possible via the Custom option, which enables you to add your own CSS for custom styling.

Support development of this plugin

I develop and maintain this free plugin with love for the WordPress community. To show support, you can make a cash donation, bitcoin donation, or purchase one of my books:

And/or purchase one of my premium WordPress plugins:

  • BBQ Pro – Pro version of Block Bad Queries
  • SES Pro – Super-simple & flexible email signup forms
  • USP Pro – Pro version of User Submitted Posts

Links, tweets and likes also appreciated. Thanks! 🙂


  • Show Support Ribbon: Plugin Settings (panels toggle open/closed)


Question: Where do I place the image for the button? How do I include a graphic for the button?

Answer: Images may be displayed using CSS. Upload the desired file and then display it using CSS, like so:

background-image { url(/path/to/image.png) fixed no-repeat center top; }

Fine-tune as needed to dial it in. To add via plugin settings, select “Custom” for the “Select your style” option and include for either <div> or <a> styles.

To ask a question, suggest a feature, or provide feedback, contact me directly.


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  • Updates plugin author URL
  • Updates Twitter URL to https
  • Changes stable tag from trunk to latest version
  • Refactors add_ssr_links() function
  • Updates URL for rate this plugin links
  • Tests on WordPress version 4.7 (beta)


  • Streamlined and optimized the plugin settings page
  • Fixed apostrophe-backslash bug via esc_attr() and sanitize_text_field()
  • Renamed menu link from “Show Support Ribbon” to “Support Ribbon”
  • Replaced _e() with esc_html_e() or esc_attr_e()
  • Replaced __() with esc_html__() or esc_attr__()
  • Added plugin icons and larger banner image
  • Renamed text-domain from “ssr” to “show-support-ribbon”
  • Improved translation support
  • Tested on WordPress 4.6


  • Replaced icon with retina version
  • Added screenshot to readme/docs
  • Added retina version of banner
  • Reorganized and refreshed readme.txt
  • Tested on WordPress version 4.5 beta


  • Updated heading hierarchy in plugin settings
  • Updated translation template file
  • Updated minimum version requirement
  • Tested on WordPress 4.4 beta


  • Tested on WordPress 4.3
  • Updated minimum version requirement


  • Tested with WP 4.2 + 4.3 (alpha)
  • Changed a few “http” links to “https”


  • Tested with latest version of WP (4.1)
  • Increased minimum version to WP 3.8
  • Removed deprecated screen_icon()
  • Added $ssr_wp_vers for version check
  • Streamline/fine-tune plugin code
  • Added Text Domain and Domain Path to file header
  • Added translation .pot template in /languages/


  • Tested on latest version of WordPress (4.0)
  • Increased minimum version requirement to WP 3.7
  • Added conditional check for min-version function


  • Tested with latest WordPress (3.8)
  • Added trailing slash to load_plugin_textdomain()


  • Added uninstall.php file
  • Added “rate this plugin” links
  • Added i18n support


  • Added line to prevent direct loading of script
  • Removed closing “?>” from show-support-ribbon.php
  • Tested with latest version of WordPress (3.7)


  • Improved preset CSS (upped the z-index)
  • General code check n clean
  • Overview and Updates admin panels toggled open by default


  • Added margins to submit button (now required in WP 3.5)
  • Added option to open ribbon-link in new tab or same tab


  • Rebuilt plugin, generalized functionality, changed name, etc.


  • Added z-index to ribbon styles.


  • Initial release

Contributors & Developers

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


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