c3 Random Quotes

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A simple widget to display random quotes on your WordPress site.

Author:creed3 : Scott Hampton (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:4.0
WordPress version tested:5.3.3
Plugin version:1.3
Added to WordPress repository:27-01-2015
Last updated:03-03-2020
Rating, %:96
Rated by:10
Plugin URI:http://www.creed3.com/
Total downloads:5 603
Active installs:200+
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IMPORTANT UPDATE NOTE: For all users who are currently using this plugin, after updating you should go to Appearance > Widgets and to the settings for c3 Random Quotes, and simply click on the Save button without changing a thing. This will insure your settings are properly saved and will display on your site correctly. Without doing this step your quotes will not display properly until you Save your settings.

c3 Random Quotes displays a random quote each time your site (or page that displays the sidebar in which this widget is assigned to) is loaded.
You create and maintain the list of quotes in a private page on your WordPress site.
Quotes can be anything including customer comments.
It’s easily installed, features a few settings to adjust the appearance to your site template, and can be used in a sidebar, header, or footer depending on how your WordPress template is laid out.

Hat tip to Scott Ball, creator of the Super Simple Random Quotes plugin, from which this was inspired.


  • Easy user management of quotes in a private WordPress page.
  • Provides a default quote to display until you can assemble your list of quotes.
  • Settings allow control over quote appearance.
  • Allows for the leading quotation mark to be normal text or to display an exaggerated quotation mark image.
  • Can be placed anywhere on a WordPress site depending on where a template allows.
  • Optionally you can have the quotes displayed in a post or on a page using the shortcode [c3rq]. You will still need to place the widget in a sidebar to be able to edit options for the widget. It can be a sidebar that is otherwise not viewed on your site.