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Monday, July 26, 2004

Title Images Plugin

Filed under: — Carthik @ 1:41 pm

You might have seen the post titles at photomatt, which are actually png images. Here’s an example (since most of his recent posts are “asides” without titles).
A lot of people have asked, over the ages, as to how to create such “dynamic” titles.
Matt’s code is available here.
Later, WeblogToolsCollection had an article about a different approach to Creating dynamic PNGs from text using PHP

Well now we have a plugin to do the grunt work. The title images plugin can do this for you.

Blurb:

The Title Images plugin is made to show post titles as an image with a font of your choice, with your choice of colors, shadows, and size.

7 Comments

  1. Excellent, thank you very much for this; I was just about to look it up one of these days, but you saved me from the trouble, it seems.

    Thanks again.

    Comment by Konstantinos — 7/26/2004 @ 5:21 pm

  2. You’re welcome.

    Comment by Carthik — 7/26/2004 @ 7:10 pm

  3. Already done. http://www.huddledmasses.org

    Comment by Aurora — 7/27/2004 @ 3:52 am

  4. You’re welcome. I’d love to see more customization :)

    Comment by Carthik — 7/27/2004 @ 6:25 am

  5. The plugin is great. Though it chokes on apostrophe’s (replaces with \) and doesn’t scale very well for long title names. Both of which can be worked around. I’ll look into it after I get off work.

    Comment by Jab — 7/27/2004 @ 10:24 am

  6. I should have been more clear. :) I meant, this is a case, as discussed on another web site, perhaps weblogtoolscollection (I don’t quite remember), of a plugin being done when one already exists. Huddlemasses made a plugin that does just this already a few months ago, and it is such that with a little editing, you can use it for just about any text on the page. It’s great to see people writing plugins… I just wish there were more new ones and not ones that do the same things others do. I think the suggestion was good: to do some good looking around before making a new plugin so you don’t dupe someone else’s work. :)

    Comment by Aurora — 8/4/2004 @ 4:57 am

  7. How about this plugin at http://chris.coggburn.us/archives/2004/08/04/title-images2-plugin/ Its pretty cool too.

    Comment by Amit Gupta — 8/11/2004 @ 6:45 pm

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