Tao Quotes

This plugin adds a sidebar widget that display a random quote from the Tao Te Ching.

Download the plugin here: [download#4#size#nohits]


    To install the plug-in:

  • Unpack the *.zip file and extract the /tao-quotes/ folder and the files
  • Using an FTP program, upload the full /tao-quotes/ folder to your WordPress plugins directory (Example: /wp-content/plugins)
  • Go to Plugins > Installed and activate the plugin.
    To add the widget:

  • Go to Appearance > Widgets, add the widget to the sidebar of your choice and save.

    To use the shortcode:

  • Simply add [tao-quotes] to your posts or your pages.

Frequently Asked Questions

    How to add more quotes?

  • You can add quotes by editing the tao-quotes.dat file. You just have to respect the same format. More simply, if you send me the quotes I will add them to the next version of the plugin

    Is the plugin compatible with versions of WordPress ealier to 2.8?

  • No. Because of the new widget implementation, you need to use WordPress 2.8 or later. If you are using an earlier version of WordPress, you can try using Tao Quotes version 1.1.1 but, really, you should upgrade.

    How can I support this plugin?

  • If you enjoy this plugin and would like to help with the development, please consider donating. Otherwise, spread the word, report bugs and give this plugin a good rating.

    How do I report a bug?

  • If you find any bugs with the plugin or if you have any suggestions, please leave a comment to let me know.

Version history
The current version of the plugin is 2.0.1
The plugin requires WordPress to be at least version 2.8
The plugin has been tested with wordpress version up to 2.8.2


  • Compatibility check with WordPress 2.8.2

  • Compatibility check with WordPress 2.8.1
  • New [tao-quotes] shortcode
  • New WordPress 2.8 widget structure

  • Compatibility check with WordPress 2.8

  • Minor localization work

  • Files are now UTF-8, no BOM

  • Initial release

6 Comments to “Tao Quotes”

  1. 1. Sávio Says:

    If I translate the quotes, would it be possible to add a Brazilian Portuguese localization, too? Thanks for the plugin!

  2. 2. Joe Says:

    I would be very happy to make a Brazilian Portuguese localization available if you can do the translation. I will contact you by email to go through the details.

  3. 3. öss Says:

    Works great, thank you…

  4. 4. Margo Says:

    Hey Joe,
    I am just putting Tao Quotes on my site. Love this one. Thanks again for all you do.

  5. 5. Renee Says:

    I love your plugin, I’m using it on another site. I have a new site that I would like to use this plugin, but I don’t have the option for widgets. What can I place in the sidebar – code – to add on my site? I tried [tao-quotes] but that apparently only works in a post.

  6. 6. Kevin Says:

    ” * To use the shortcode:

    Simply add [tao-quotes] to your posts or your pages. “