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)



  1. Upload the plugin to your blog and activate
  2. Visit the settings to configure your options

More info on installing WP plugins


To upgrade Show Support Ribbon, remove the old version and replace with the new version. Or just click “Update” from the Plugins screen and let WordPress do it for you automatically.

Note: uninstalling the plugin from the WP Plugins screen results in the removal of all settings from the WP database.

Restore Default Options

To restore default plugin options, either uninstall/reinstall the plugin, or visit the plugin settings > Restore Default Options.


Show Support Ribbon cleans up after itself. All plugin settings will be removed from your database when the plugin is uninstalled via the Plugins screen.


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.


Celebrating 3 Years of Show Support Ribbon!

Show Support Ribbon was launched in June of 2012, and has been rocking support ribbons ever since! So huge THANK YOU to everyone who uses the plugin — here’s to another 3 years of Show Support Ribbon!! 🙂

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Contributors & Developers

“Show Support Ribbon” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • 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