This plugin/widget lets you add and show random quotes to your WordPress blog with ease. The plugin uses MySQL to store quotes. You can specify an image for each quote, default image for quotes, and the option to disable images altogether.
This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.
- Upload directory «xmasb_quotes» to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Add the widget to your sidebar
- That’s it!
By default the plugin looks for an image in the folder named «images» with a name that matches the author and extension «.gif», eg. if the author is «Bart», the plugin will look for the file named «bart.gif». If an image is found it is used, else the quotes is shown without an image or default image if specified.
You can add, edit and delete quotes under Edit – XmasB Quotes. The options for each quote:
Quote – The actual quote. Author – The author of the quote. This is optional. Image – The image to be used. If left blank, the name of the author will be used to search for an image. If not found, and default image is specified, the default image will be used. Visible – Set this to «No» if you want to hide a quote without deleting it.
Set more general options under «Options – XmasB Quotes». Options available:
Show Images – Uncheck this to disable images shown with quotes. Default Image – If specified this image will be used if no image is found for author or specified image for quote. If left blank, quotes without images will not show an image. Show link to author – Shows a link to xmasb.com and my plugin in the widget. Turn off if you want to.
The title for the Widget is set directly in the Widget under «Presentation – Widgets». Title – The title to show with the Widget. Default is XmasB Quotes.
For easier management of version and statistics the plugin is hosted at WordPress.org.
This blog is using the Widget as you can see to the right.
You can also take a look at at the readme file for the plugin.