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Shantz WordPress QOTD

· by Shantanu Goel · Read in about 4 min · (750 Words)
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Shantz WP QOTD is a plugin to add quotes to your wordpress blog in a few easy clicks. It adds quotes to your posts and your sidebars with a multitude of options for sources and customization.

== Description ==

There are many quotes plugins out there. This one has been started with a view to have the best of features and options, ease of use and multiple sources to get the quotes from.


  • Add quotes to all your posts automatically.

  • Widget support - Can also have a widget in the sidebar for quotes.

  • Customize and style your quotes with your own text and tags.

  • Multiple sources for quotes (paste in admin page, get from file implemented, fetch from web/rss soon to come)

  • Multiple patterns for quotes - Random Quote, Quote of the day (all posts display quote of the day), Quote of that day (all posts display quote for their own days)

  • Pattern for widget can be different

  • Customization for widget can be different

  • Add quotes to top or bottom of posts

  • Custom template tag to add quote anywhere you want

  • Custom quote boundary decalarator tags/Multiline quote support

  • Enable/Disable the quotes without deactivating the plugin

  • Option to exclude pages from displaying quotes

Coming Soon:

  • Fetch from web/RSS support

  • Quotes Categories

  • Pics support for quotes

  • Anything else you want

  • File selection

And more…

Download: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/shantz-wordpress-qotd/

== Installation ==

The Shantz-WP-QOTD plugin can be installed in following easy steps:

  1. Unzip “shantz-wp-qotd” archive and put all files into your “plugins” folder (/wp-content/plugins/). It is advisable to create a sub directory into the plugins folder, like /wp-content/plugins/shantz-wp-qotd/

  2. Activate the plugin

  3. Go to Options > Shantz WP Quotes, adjust your settings and save them.

  4. For adding and configuring widget to sidebar, go to Presentation > Widgets.

== Frequently Asked Questions ==

= How to add quotes anywhere in the posts/pages? = Use the tag <!-- shantz-wp-qotd {option} --> anywhere in your post (without the quotes). Note: 1. {option} (including the braces) has to be replaced by the quote pattern that you want: qotd, qottd or r. qotd is quote of the day, qottd is quote of that day and r is random. 2. The tag has to be added using the code editor and not the visual editor, otherwise it will replace the <, > with their HTML equivalents.

= How to use the custom separator/multi-line quotes? = By default, if you leave the custom separator box blank, the plugin uses a newline character as the separator. However, if you have quotes that have multiple lines, you can change this to a tag of your choice, say [quote]. Now, in your quotes file (or quotes pasted in admin panel options) add this tag at the end of each quote and you are done.

= What is the format for saving quotes? = In text box in admin page, as well as in the file, the quotes have to be saved as one on each line. Each quote is separate by newline.

= Where is the file with quotes located =

For the get from file option, a file “quotes.txt” has to be present in the same directory where shantz-wp-qotd.php is residing. A sample quotes.txt has been given with this plugin (with some quotes from southpark, simpsons, matrix and deus ex)

= I checked the option “exclude pages” but my pages are still displaying quotes = Check your WordPress version. This option is effective only for Version 2.1 and above

= How to upgrade to a new version = Simply overwrite the old files with the new ones.

== Screenshots ==

Config Screens and plugin in action:

Screenshot-1 Screenshot-2 Screenshot-3

You can also see the plugin in action right here on my site (check bottom of posts and the right sidebar topmost widget)

== Version History ==

  • Version 1.2.2

    • Fixed a bug because of which quotes were blank some times. Thanks to Thom for reporting it.
  • Version 1.2.1

    • Option to exclude pages from displaying quotes is also compatible with wordpress version < 2.1
  • Version 1.2.0

    • Added option to exclude pages from displaying quotes

    • Fixed a bug that quotes source selection checkboxes always remain checked after updating settings.

    • Cosmetic: Fixed a few spelling mistakes :)

  • Version

    • Cosmetic: Changed readme.txt according to wp-extend standards
  • Version 1.1.0

    • Added Custom tag support for adding quotes anywhere in your posts/pages

    • Added Custom quote separator support and multi-line quotes support

  • Version 1.0.1

    • Fixed some styling related issues in text added before/after quote displayed in widget (especially links related issues)
  • Version 1.0.0

    • Initial version