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Source Code ASCII Art


Source Code ASCII Art inserts an ASCII drawing (in HTML comments) into your site’s source code, wherever you specify, using WordPress action hooks or a handy PHP tag. Select from dozens of artworks, or insert your own. That’s pretty much the long and short of it!

Nothing is visually changed on your site – the drawing is inserted inside <!-- --> tags and is only visible in the HTML markup (zero impact on SEO).

Check out the Source Code ASCII Art homepage for more info, demo and comments!

Just a quirky surprise for anybody inspecting your HTML source :o)


Check out the Source Code ASCII Art homepage for the demo

Known Bugs/Limitations

None so far!

Except that you can’t put < and > into the ASCII art under any circumstances – use ( and ) instead! The arrow characters can mess up Firefox, and probably IE too.


Version 0.1 – 17-01-2010 – First launch (yay!)


Installation of the plugin is a simple three-step process:

  1. Download the plugin and unzip it ( or use the WordPress ‘Add Plugin’ page and skip the next step)
  2. Copy the source-code-ascii-art folder to the plugins directory of your WordPress install
  3. Activate the plugin in the Plugins menu within your admin pages

After installation, you can select artwork and edit the plugin’s settings in the options page under ‘Settings’.


Start asking!


Still works in 2017.

Add one character at the start of the ASCII art to keep the top line from moving out of place. I just added a . then posted my ASCII. No problem.

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Contributors & Developers

“Source Code ASCII Art” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.