Show the world how you use the command line with this plugin. Designed for tech blogs, tutorials and sections
where terminal commands matter.

This plugin, make a shortcode: [simterm][/simterm] and shows the text inside as in a terminal session, including
some typing animation and separating user input and program output.
By defaults commands have a $ symbol as the first character of the line and user input has the > (greater than)

You can also specify the color of the line using ##red## , ##blue## , ##green## or ##yellow## or even a custom
delay for this line with ##delay=[ms]## with the amount of milliseconds to sleep.

To create the effect it uses “Show Your Terms” by Kande Bofim, a tiny and library agnostic Javascript.


  • Some useless commands typing on screen
  • Commands and user input with colors


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->SimTerm Settings screen to configure the plugin
  4. In your post enter [simterm][/simterm] shortcode to start a terminal session


I will update it when questions come


Great Plug-in! Thank You Soooo Much!

This is the most useful plug-in in the world. It makes my tutorials a lot better and makes everything look really nice. Please don’t abandon this plug-in ever!

Thank you


Great plugin. Simple, fast and – it just works.

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Contributors & Developers

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


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0.3.2 (2016-12-15)

  • Updated show your terms script. Fixed a bug on empty lines

0.3.1 (2016-12-14)

  • Bug fix for older WordPress versions

0.3.0 (2016-12-14)

  • Main JS update, now supports:
    • replay
      • copy to clipboard (whole term or just a line with double click)
      • status bar (use nostatusbar class to return to the default behaviour)
      • no animate settings (window won’t be animated by default)
      • Ubuntu terminal theme
      • Blue theme (It was implemented in SimTerm, now it is in showyourterms)
      • Terminal won’t replay automatically on mouse over.
  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.7
  • Setting to enable/disable automatic animation (default enabled)
  • Setting to enable/disable statusbar (default disabled)
  • Shortcode settings (animate=”1/0″ , statusbar=”1/0″) to apply to individual terms
  • Updated translations
  • Known issue: Javascript messaged are not translated

0.2.4 (2016-08-11)

  • Main JS update, now supports pause on lines
  • Ability to change theme in the shortcode [simterm theme=”dark”]…[/simterm]

0.2.3 (2016-08-04)

  • < and > are now visible.

0.2.2 (2016-08-03)

  • Plugin translated 100% to Spanish

0.2.1 (2016-08-03)

  • WP 4.2 is now the least compatible version

0.2 (2016-08-03)

  • More config options: window title, typing speed, several new delays and character fixing for HTML output and WordPress.
  • Title is an attribute of shortcode too.
  • Fixed commands with extra attributes ##xxx## weren’t properly recognised.
  • New ##speed## option for lines to specify typing speed.
  • Version tagged 0.2

0.1.1 (2016-08-01)

  • Added translations

0.1 (2016-07-25)

  • Initial version