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Spotlighter is a cool tool that will help you to divert the readers attention in various ways. With Spotlighter you can convert the content to Modal-esque Boxes & Highlighted Text.

Creating the spotlights is pretty simple, and requires no prior knowledge in any coding language. Its done using simple [spotlight] shortcode.

Spotlighter creates wrappers around its elements, so it does not affect the original content, which maintains whatever structure or design it had (apart from using children selectors on CSS3 or JS).

Spotlighter a powerful tool to emphasize content in a dynamic way.

On the current version, you can show :

  • Simple Highlight / Spotlight.
  • Completely control the design of the Spotlight using either shortcode attributes or plain css.
  • Multi-Highlight / Spotlight using a single Switch.
  • Spotlight External Elements.
  • Drop shadow Support.

Coming Soon :

  • Presets.
  • Animated Effects.

You can find detailed information with examples in Spotlighter.


  • Page before using Spotlighter.
  • Using Spotlighter on Page to Spotlight a paragraph.
  • Using Spotlighter on Page to Highlight multiple targets.
  • Using Spotlighter on Page to Spotlight multiple external targets.


  1. Upload the plugin zip content to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Thats it!


You can find detailed information with examples in Spotlighter.

Contributors & Developers

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

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  • Streamlining.
  • Added Drop (box) Shadow effect.


  • Support for Hex Triplet, rgb and rgba.


  • Flattens external targets parents for more consistent results.
  • Added a screenshot…


  • First Stable Release.