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Standout Color Boxes and Buttons

This plugin implements colored content boxes and buttons as described in a Studiopress blog post.

This plugin implements colored content boxes and buttons a la this Studiopress blog post. Using a simple shortcode or PHP function you can create colorful buttons and content boxes. CSS is only included on pages with shortcode. Write and include your own CSS to create your own color schemes.

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Then, create a thread in the Support forum with a description of the issue. Make sure you are using the latest version of WordPress and the plugin before reporting issues, to be sure that the issue is with the current version and not with an older version where the issue may have already been fixed.

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  • Create unlimited number of handsome context boxes and color buttons
  • Works with most browsers, but degrades nicely in older browsers
  • CSS3 compliant
  • CSS only loads on pages with shortcode or function call
  • Use shortcodes inside shortcodes, i.e. [color-box][my_shortcode][/color-box]
  • Create your own color schemes
  • Custom CSS automatically busts caches when you update it. Change it as often as you want, it will display changes in real-time!


To display on any post or page, use this shortcode:

[color-box]Content goes here[/color-box]


[color-button]Content goes here[/color-button]

Make sure you go to the plugin settings page after installing to set default options.

If you use and enjoy this plugin, please rate it and click the "Works" button below so others know that it works with the latest version of WordPress.

Code sources: - http://codex.wordpress.org/Shortcode_API - http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_enqueue_style - http://scribu.net/wordpress/conditional-script-loading-revisited.html

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.16
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 7,000+


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