As part of the development of the blogBox Theme, I included these shortcodes as an enhancement for the theme. During the theme review process at I was informed that content related shortcodes were not permitted because they tied the user to the theme. So I removed them and put them in a plugin. They should work in any theme so now anyone can download and use them. The plugin offers a number of shortcodes that a can be used to enhance the content of your WordPress site :

  • Gradient Buttons – Linkable buttons that look great.
  • 3D Buttons – Linkable buttons using the new CSS3 rules.
  • Columns – Shortcodes for 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 and 3/4 columns that can be used in a defined width to create a custom column layout.
  • Quotes – Quote shortcodes that add a large quote image for your quote, in a left or right sided section, or accross the page.
  • Lists – 9 list images that can be nested up to 3 times, that add pizazz to your list items.
  • Drop Caps – A nice effect, make the first letter of a section or paragraph a very big size.
  • Special Text – Let’s you change the color and size of a section of text.
  • Divider Line – Add a divider line between content
  • Toggle – You can add content behind a toggle, that will only show when clicked

Shortcode Examples

Some basic examples are shown below. To view more detailed examples go to :
blogBox Demo

Special Text

You can emphasize things with Special Text which can be different colors or font size.

Message Box

Bring attention to a section with a message box:

Important Notice

Quotes and Drop Caps

Honesty is a gift we can give to others. It is a source of power and an engine of simplicity. – Sam Harris
onesty is a gift we can give to others. It is also a source of power and an engine of simplicity. Knowing that we will attempt to tell the truth, whatever the circumstances, leaves us with little to prepare for. We can simply be ourselves. In committing to be honest with everyone, we commit to avoiding a wide range of long-term problems, but at the cost of occasional, short-term discomfort. However, the discomfort should not be exaggerated: You can be honest and kind, because your purpose in telling the truth is not to offend people: You simply want them to have the information you have, and would want to have if you were in their position. – Harris, Sam (2011-09-13). Lying (Kindle Single) (Kindle Locations 97-102). . Kindle Edition.

Gradient Buttons

Create a cool link button for those special links:

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Spice up your lists with a little Content Pizazz :

  • 9 different list icons
  • up to three nest levels
    • Different list icon for each level
  • Another important Point

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3D Buttons

3D Buttons offer an alternative to the gradient button, offering full color control, and an in-line option:

blogBox Demo

Vist the site to see details for the Testimonial Basics Plugin

Toggle Window

This toggle is a very cool feature

License Details

Content Pizazz is a plugin for WordPress

Copyright (C) 2012 Kevin Archibald

License: GNU General Public License V3

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details at

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