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WP CSS Text Stroke


Text Stroke is the cool, nice-looking effect where black text characters are displayed on a white surrounding to increase readability on a non-uniform coloured background. For example text on Google Maps is displayed that way.

This plugin contains a piece of javascript code that’s called on window load and that enables you to get text stroking on any piece of text on your web page’s template. The trick is to repeat the text element 9 times in white color in the background, each instance being slightly moved from the original text position.

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  • Example


  1. Upload plugin to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Edit css-text-stroke.php to apply the processTextStroke() function to the desired CSS selector (the piece of text that you want to stroke)
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Is it SEO-friendly?

As far as I know, it is. Because Google doesn’t apply onload() javascripts to pages when crawling them.


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