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I tried two drop-cap plugins available in the worpress community. What I noticed is that both are not supporting characters like Chinese. So I just build one my own. wp-dropcaps makes it easy to change the first letter or character into a drop-cap.
Example: [dc]T[/dc]his is my paragraph with a drop cap. The first letter ‘T’ will turn into a drop cap. And, [dc]测[/dc]试插件, the character ‘测’ will be drop-capped.
If you don’t want your article have a drop cap, just leave it the way used to.
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Shortcode Guide

Open the shortcode with [dc], and close it with [/dc]. The inbetween content will turn to drop-cap.


  • What it looks like when you are editing and viewing.


  1. Upload wp-dropcaps.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate wp-dropcaps through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Now you can write your first article with a drop cap, or edit an old one.
  4. Edit the plugin to change css style to fit with your theme/design.

Contributors & Developers

“wp-dropcaps” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • release the first version of wp-dropcaps