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Fireworks for you blog. Have a look at the live demo.

If you like this you might like my WordPress snowfall plugin as well.

My other plugins

Better tag cloud:
I was pretty unhappy with the default WordPress tag cloud widget. This one is more powerful and offers a list HTML markup that is consistent with most other widgets.

Move WordPress comments:
This plugin adds a small form to every comment on your blog. The form is only added for admins and allows you to move comments to a different post/page and to fix comment threading.

Theme switch:
I like to tweak my main theme that I use on a varity of blogs. If you have ever done this you know how annoying it can be to break things for visitors of your blog. This plugin allows you to use a different theme than the one used for your visitors when you are logged in.

Rhyming widget:
I wrote a little online rhyming dictionary. This is a widget to search it directly from one of your sidebars.

Snow and more:
This one lets you see snowflakes (or other, custom images) fall down your blog.



  1. Unzip
  2. Upload nkfireworks to your `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Configure as you like. See Settings, then Fireworks.
  5. Enjoy! Read the FAQ if there’s no snow.


Q: I see no fireworks.
A: Please make sure that your template uses the wp_footer() and wp_head() template tags. They should be in your header.php and footer.php, see the theme development page.

Q: I still see no fireworks.
A: Please send me a link to your blog. It’s quite possible that some doctype combinations or browsers will not work. If somebody complains I might try to fix it.

Q: The fireworks look odd, there’s a border around them, they have a background etc.
A: Add img.nkfireworks { border: 0 } at the end of your style.css (or change the CSS property you need to change).

Q: Why don’t you have nicer explosions/rockets?
A: Sorry, I’m not a designer. Feel free to send me more properly licensed pictures that I can include.


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Contributors & Developers

“Fireworks” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fix bad upgrade bug that deletes the plugin configuration

  • Doc updates


  • Doc updates
  • New Changelog format


  • Doc updates


  • Remove unnecessary file


  • Minor updates


  • Doc updates
  • Add class to images to generate valid markup, thanks to Gudas for suggesting this for my WordPress snowstorm plugin.


  • Undo last ‘update’


  • Let IE5 ignore this script


  • Remove preloading
  • Make images invisble while changing the img src
  • IE6 compatibiliy hack added


  • Try to preload all explosions
  • Separate gif for every explosion to avoid an animation restart when a gif appears a second time on the page.


  • Release 0.0.3 went wrong


  • Fix stupid bug, the images were hardcoded to my server. Doc updates


  • Docs updates


  • Initial release