Visual Chap

Description

Treat your visitors with a Wikipedia®-driven visual search for your content!

Visual Chap places its discreet icon on the side of your posts content, following any scroll of your visitor’s window: tapping the icon opens a panel and the words in that content will become click-able, picture-focused Wikipedia searches. It is also possible to trigger the search by selecting ( or ‘highlighting’) text.

Features:

  • _Y_Power’s FlexSearch algorithm
  • Words filter
  • Animated UI
  • Top margin adjustment
  • Colors customization

Visual Chap will be ONLY ACTIVE IN ‘EMPTY’ PARAGRAPHS – which means it will bypass a particular paragraph if it finds there are already links in it.

Find more on the official website

Wikipedia® and the Wikipedia logos are registered trademarks of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Screenshots

  • Visual Chap on STANDBY
  • Visual Chap when ACTIVE
  • Settings page

Installation

  1. Install Visual Chap through the WordPress plugins screen directly OR upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/visual-chap directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Use the ‘Settings’ -> ‘Visual Chap’ screen to configure the plugin.

FAQ

Will it work with my theme?

Visual Chap works on most themes and I try to keep it compatible with every major one but there are exceptions (most noticeably ‘Twenty Fifteen) and there might be minor differences among them.

How about mobile devices?

Visual Chap will NOT be displayed on smaller devices, at the moment: development for these is ongoing.

How about i18(internationalization)?

Visual Chap is only been tested on English, French, Italian, Spanish and German Wikipedia API servers, at the moment.
However, it is already translatable (you can translate it in your language by using the easy WordPress translating tool) and it might work well in your website language out-of-the-box: Visual Chap will automatically detect the html page language. I’d love to make a fine search available in other languages as well (I’m a polyglot myself) but that would require a specific search algorithm for each domain, which could be done, with some help from other developers, just by substituting the search function in the main javascript object. Please get in touch if you’d like to help out with that.

Why doesn’t it work on all my content?

Visual Chap will be ONLY ACTIVE IN ‘EMPTY’ PARAGRAPHS – which means it will bypass a particular paragraph if it finds there are already links in it.

What about foo bar?

No answer is a good answer to the foo bar dilemma.

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Visual Chap” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Visual Chap” into your language.

Interested in development?

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

Changelog

1.0.5

  • fixed minor bugs (search function and icons)

1.0.4

  • Added closing/opening window auto-scroll and icon color option; fixed enqueued files (admin and front) by registering them, fixed multiple minor bugs

1.0.3

  • Added multi-language support, added wikipedia logo for undefined image results, updated readme description

1.0.2

  • Fixed other directories names.

1.0.1

  • Fixed directory names.