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Text Expander

Description

Website-elements which are collapsable help avoiding visual noise these days and give control to the user, what they want to see. Dagon Design developed a WordPress-Plugin called “Expanding Text” which enables a blogger to make any part of a post collapsable. I wasn’t entirely convinced with it, so I forked my own plugin.

Improvements compared to Expanding Text

  • You can freely choose a text to be shown in front of the expand-link (default is a double-arrow), which indicates whether the part is collapsed or expanded next
  • the expand-part will expand via a jQuery-animation. This looks a lot better, than having the text just appear all of the sudden.
  • You can add expanding text directly with a media-button in the article editor

Installation

Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

0.4

  • improved expander-function
  • the collapse link and the element-before it can now be styled with CSS using .collapse-text and .collapse-pre

0.3

  • fixed bug where Expander-titles were mixed
  • fixed bug where Text Expander wasn’t working when jQuery hasn’t been already loaded by another plugin

0.2

  • added a media button in the post-editor to add expanding text more directly
  • add settings to customize the text prepending the expand-link

0.1

  • initial release