Nifty Call Out Box Plugin for WordPress

The Photo Dropper Plugin I recently mentioned has been cool to play with, but I was tired of hand coding my HTML when I needed something to stand out and blockquote wasn’t appropriate to use so I poked around the plugin directory and found a plugin called WP Attention Boxes that did exactly what I wanted. One click and the code for the call out box is dropped into your post, you just add whatever text and images you need to appear in the box. You can use their defaults or you can customize the box colors to match your site’s theme.

Here’s an example of how I used the plugin at The Small Business Transcriptionist:
SBT-call-out-box

You can get the plugin by searching for WP Attention Boxes from your Add Plugin page of the Dashboard or you can find it directly to the plugin directory at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-attention-boxes/

Hopefully that saves you some time coding boxes and stylizing your blog posts 🙂

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About Loretta

Transcriptionist, passionate cross stitcher, writer at heart, wife, mom, and finder of lost shoes…

Loretta Oliver, married to the comic book geek of her dreams and mother of four amazing young men, has been working from home full time since 2001. With a busy transcription service business, a few niche sites, and a handful of other internet marketing projects on the go, the computer is always fired up and the ideas are always flowing.

Comments

  1. I’m loving these great plugins you’re sharing! I’ll have to try this one out as well.

    • I confess, I’m a plugin addict. I try to keep them minimal for security reasons, but there are so many cool things out there to try and experiment with!

  2. Oh my goodness! I’ll need to check into this plugin!

    I have to hand code my ‘resource’ box at the end of my posts and it’s a time waster. I may be able to use this plugin and will have to test my theory.

    Thank you for sharing it. This could be a real treat for all my blogs! 🙂

    • Bonnie, are you looking for something to automatically put in your about the author resource box at the end of an article? This plugin wouldn’t quite do that, it just put in the snippet of code to style a box, the box still needs filled in.

      However you could insert an about the author resource into your WordPress theme. Depending on what theme and platforms you’re using it could be as easy as checking a box (I’m using Genesis with child themes on my sites and I just check off a box that automatically includes the photo and author bio at the end of every post, photo pulls from Gravatar and bio pulls from User profile within the blog dashboard)

  3. So glad I found this post. The plugin you have highlighted is exactly what I needed for one of my clients.

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