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Simple Quotes

Just a simple project that flexibly prints random quotes anywhere on a wordpress page. Works with or without widgets. Comes with an options pages that


  • Re-implemented the plugin, removed some of the function which have been deprecated in previous releases so that the plugin maintains compatibility in the future. Designed for version 3.9 of WordPress. Added the ablity to give the widget a title. Added a new configuration option to give the quote a background color (requested by a user).


  • No real changes as of this version, just re-uploaded and double-checked it still works to keep it in the public repos. Tested with a fresh install of WP 3.8.1 and it is still working fine.


  • The look of the quote is now customizable with an option page that has been added to the admin interface. It is now possible to hide the author and date, change the alignments (left or right), change the color of the quote and whether or not to make it italic or bold.


  • Added support for a simple widget which displays a random quote. More control over the look of the widget to come...


  • Added quote title so that the content can be placed inside a normal content field (as suggested by Tim - http://www.jasonernst.com/projects/quotes/comment-page-1/#comment-5045)
  • Now quotes may contain links, bold, italic and other markup just the same as any other post
  • Titles are often shorter than the quote itself resulting in shorter URLs in the case where pretty permalinks are enabled
  • NOTE: You can now either enter the quote in the title field or in the content field, if the content is empty it will use the title


  • Fixed a problem where the date was not being saved correctly


  • Added an optional date field for the quotes
  • Added a function quote_display_random() which will display a default styled quote to make it easier to use


  • Changed the method for getting the title to the_title() since the previous method does not seem to work in WP3.1

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.15
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 300+


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