Plugin Reviews

Special Text Boxes

Highlights any portion of text as text in the colored boxes.

16 reviews
Average Rating
3.4 out of 5 stars
By , for WP 4.3

No integration with menu or editor. Little to no documentation. Old school plugin left over from the early days of WP.

Great Plugin!
By , for WP 4.1.1

This is a great plugin that deserves 5 stars.

I am thinking about upgrading to the pro version, but gotta look into what more it offers than the free version.

Saves me a lot of time trying to figure out how to do a border in css or html. I am happy with this plugin!

By , for WP 4.1.1

That's a nice plugin, that does what it says and it's easy to set up.

Very good plugin !!! Excellent !!!
By , for WP 4.1

I have seen some negative comments here from some haters ... Well i got curious and i have downloaded the archive, than I've scanned it on my pc with AVG, after that I've scanned online in like four antivirus scanning websites... THIS PLUGIN IS 100% CLEAN ! I am using this plugin by years and years and i can tell that is the best that someone can get ! Those who says that the plugin is containing virus or any kind of stuff like that, are developers as well here on WordPress and such a haters and jealous... I GIVE FIVE STARS TO THIS PLUGIN RIGHT NOW !!! GOOD JOB ON IT GUYS, KEEP IT UP !! Thank y'all for all the work y'all did on this plugin and I appreciate it A LOT !!

Infected with malware
By , for WP 4.0

This plugin worked great for years, but recently it looks like it's been hacked. It now downloads lib/404.php which when decrypted is a shell script which is a backdoor to your site. Highly avoid this plugin unless you want your site used for spam.

My site was exploited by this plugin
By , for WP 4.0

This plugin contained a file which installed malware on my server and sent spam emails out to thousands of my clients. I do not recommend this plug-in. (although it worked pretty well when it wasn't screwing me over!)


Virus! Beware
By ,

Reported as v5.0.86

The 404.php file in the 'lib' subdirectory is being flagged as containing malware by maldet. Consider carefully if you really need this plugin.

Virus alert!
By , for WP 4.0

My Webhoster just informed me, that they have found a virus in /wp-content/plugins/wp-special-textboxes/lib/404.php. Therefore i cant recommend this plugin anymore, sorry!

Fails to provide the obvious
By , for WP 4.0

Looking at the screenshots and reviews I was optimistic this would do what I wanted. A simple plain highlight box around a section of text to draw clients eyes to it.

Unfortunately the plugin tires to be too clever and for me ends up failing miserably.

All the default options have silly icons and gradients. Fine if you like that sort of thing but if you don't you are stuffed. In theory they can be changed in practice it is a nightmare as the only means provided for altering any colours is an idiotic swatch you dabble around on in the hope of getting something near what you want.

Incredibly there seems no way at all to simply enter a hex number! If you don't want a gradient or don't want the title block a different colour you are stuffed as the chances of getting hex numbers exactly the same this way are precisely zero.

Spoilt for me by the silliest of oversights

Nice Plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

This seems to have gotten a facelift. Nice. The kind of plugin that you are glad to donate to help maintain. Was causing slow page loads until I changed the CSS to static.

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