This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



Stipple is the fastest way to label and share the content of photos on your site or blog. Labeling your pictures is easy, just briefly describe the people, places or things in your photos. When readers mouseover your images, they can discover information from your labels.


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  • A shot of a Stipple-enabled picture.
  • A screenshot of the site creation process in the Network dashboard at
  • A shot of the installation section of the dashboard, highlighting the site ID.
  • The Stipple plugin settings.


  1. If you have added Stipple previously directly to your WordPress templates, first remove what was added to your templates. You do not need to remove your site at the Stipple website.
  2. Sign-up for a Stipple Network account, or login if you already have one, and add a site within your account for your WordPress blog. Make sure your blog’s URL is added to the site. Refer to Screenshot #2 for more information.
  3. At the next step, choose WordPress to open up a set of instructions that includes your site ID. You can click ‘Save Settings’ here to finish your site’s creation.
  4. Download and install the Stipple plugin from the WordPress plugin installer, or download manually, and upload to /wp-content/plugins/stipple.
  5. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress. The Stipple plugin settings can be found under the ‘Settings’ menu item on the left side of the dashboard. Please see Screenshot #4 for reference.
  6. In the plugin settings, add the site ID of the site you created in Step 2. You can find the site ID on your Network dashboard at the Stipple website, in the Install section. See Screenshot #3 for more information.
  7. For advanced use, you can use a custom load call, though this isn’t required.


Does Stipple work on pictures within a Flash slideshow?

Unfortunately, no. Due to the nature of the Flash platform, Stipple will not work on images shown within a flash slideshow or image gallery. Stipple can still be used on other pictures on the same page, though.

Does Stipple work on images that are inline with text?

Stipple will not work on these images very well, at least in a way that looks good. This is due to the fact that inline images ‘cheat’, and let text flow around them, but also pretend to have no height or width, which makes it impossible for Stipple to work. We recommend not using inline images for those pictures you want to add Stipple Dots to.

Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Use stripslashes() to make the custom load call display correctly.


  • Incorporate a number of changes from Mohammad Jangda to do things The Right Way wrt WordPress.


  • Fix dumb error.


  • Always use Cachefly to serve js, as it now supports SSL.


  • Force update so correctly promotes the new version.


  • Switching over to use the asynch loading method.


  • Doc & screenshot updates. Test with WordPress 3.2.1


  • Doc updates. Test with WordPress 3.1


  • Doc updates. Test with WordPress 3.0.4


  • Doc updates. Test with WordPress 3.0.2


  • Be more pedantic about how the javascript is included into the page.
  • Add option to include the js, but not call STIPPLE.load.


  • readme tweaks


  • Config UI tweaks and cleanups
  • README tweaks.


  • Initial release.