How to Display Plugin and Theme Information in WordPress

You’ve probably seen iOS app card display on tech sites. Recently one of our readers asked if it was possible to display WordPress plugins and theme information detail cards. In this article, we will show you how to easily display plugin and theme information on your WordPress site in beautiful info cards that include rating, download count, last update date, icons, and more.

Preview of plugin and theme info cards in WordPress

First thing you need to do is install and activate the WP Plugin Info Card plugin. Upon activation, simply create a new post or edit an existing one.

On the post editor screen, you will notice a new plugin info card button.

Button to insert plugin and theme info card in your posts or pages

Clicking on it will bring up the plugin’s shortcode generator popup.

Shortcode generator

You will need to choose whether you want to fetch the information for a plugin or a theme. This plugin can only display information for plugins and themes that are hosted on the official site.

Next, you need to enter the plugin or theme’s URL slug.

You can get the URL slug by visiting the theme or plugin’s page on the WordPress directory.

Finding plugin and theme slug in URL

Among other options, you can choose plugin’s color scheme, info card alignment, custom image url, etc. Once you are satisfied with the settings, simply click on the OK button. This will insert the info card shortcode into your post editor.

You can now preview your post in a web browser to see the info card in action.

Manually Adding The Plugin Info Card Shortcode

Some users would find it easier to manually add shortcode on their own. Here is the basic shortcode:

[wp-pic slug="floating-social-bar"]

[wp-pic type="theme" slug="slipstream"]

For the full list of shortcode parameters please see the plugins page.

We hope this article helped you display plugin and theme information on your WordPress site in beautiful info boxes. You may also want to check out our expert pick of 20 must have WordPress plugins for 2015.

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