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Looking for the first letter plugin

  • I don’t remember it’s name, my memory may as well be sold to a goldfish for all it’s worth.

    It converts the first letter of all posts into a large image? Anyone know what it’s called?

    Thanks in advance

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  • Well, it’s not a plugin, but this is what I use in my styles:

    P.BigFirst:first-letter {
    font-size: 24pt;
    float: left;
    padding-right: 5px;

    Obviously, it doesn’t change the character to an image, but it does increase its size. Hope this helps.

    And it doesn’t work on all browsers. It is a wonderful thing when it works.

    Here are a few links to sites with helpful information on this:


    Lorelle, just wanted to say you’ve been providing some really great links lately. Thanks!

    Probably too many, but I live to inform….and fall over myself, too. My husband says I’m the world’s greatest status quo disrupter…hee hee.

    Besides, I have a bunch of work for the Codex and it’s down, so I gots to put my energy some “where”.

    Hi Jinsan, I believe that plugin your looking for is Drop Down Text. That is what I’m using on my site at the moment. I just checked the wiki here on WordPress and the link is broken. Techgnome was the creator who addapted it to WordPress. Yes, it works in 1.5 too!

    Here’s the link for the plugin anyway, even though its broken.


    If you can’t find it on Tchgnome’s site, I can post the dropcaseletter.php file on my website for you, just give me a shout in my comments. I have the plugin running currently, if you want to see in action. I made the images myself.


    I’m curious about this Drop Down Text plugin. Does it make for a more consistent look and provide better control in multiple browsers? I ask because FF and IE treat the first letter differently using the css method.

    I didn’t include that link, though it came up in my search, because it was a very bad and page not found link.

    The rest of the links should help.


    Try this method of text replacement. This plugin will replace post titles with your choice of size, color and font. With an additional plugin (avail at same link) you can use it to display dropcaps and sidebar titles.


    If you desire to only use CSS this site offers many options for inline text effects.

    thanks for all your suggestions, I’ll give them a spin

    With an additional plugin (avail at same link) you can use it to display dropcaps and sidebar titles.

    Actually it’s all the same plugin, you just have to work a little harder to get other text to show :). Thanks for the mention though, Marc.


    I believe so? I have FF at home and use IE on campus and those browsers seem to like the layout. I should point out that it uses both an image and a few lines of code in your CSS, pluss it’s a plugin. On my site, the images I used were done a little sloppy, but you can download really good images, in many different fonts from the link that are provided in the plugin. They do line up nice. The plugin checks the first letter in the beginning paragraph and substitutes with the proper image. Really quite cool.




    Things go moved around and my PC crashed, I’m in the process of trying to dig it out. Had I know it was so widely used, I woulda kept better track of it. I hope to have it back real soon…. will psot here and on my site (http://tannagh.com) when it’s ready.


    Thanks TechGnome for updating. It is a great plugin. I would like to see it on a theme for 1.5, *hint* 😉

    thomasso, thanks for getting back to me!




    As luck would have it, my archives are trashed. I will be rebuilding the plugin, but it’s going to take a couple of days to get it completed & compatible with 1.5. I’ll also be adding it to the plugin manager, allowing those of you who want to, to d/l install it using the manager.


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