Chuck Norris Joke WordPress Plugin

Chuck Norris once ordered a Big Mac at Burger King, and got one.

Personally, I love Chuck Norris jokes, can’t get enough of them. But there isn’t a good repository of these jokes on the web – yet. Recently, I started an online Chuck Norris jokes database. Now, I’m working on sharing this database, and a WordPress plugin is a good way to start.

This plugin lets you add a widget to your blog that shows a random Chuck Norris joke: “Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.” It’s simple, but adds some flavor. As a bonus feature, the plugin also let’s you star in these jokes yourself: “Maarten Decat can touch MC Hammer.”


The plugin is available for download at theĀ WordPress Plugin Repository.

How to install the plugin

To install this plugin:
  1. Download the plugin and extract the contents.
  2. Upload `chuck-norris-jokes.php` to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Drag the “Chuck Norris Joke” widget in a widget area through the ‘Appearance – Widgets’ menu.
  5. Adjust the name of the main character in the joke or keep the default settings. Then press save and close.

Plans for the future

I intend to support the Chuck Norris database for a while and want to keep on adding features. A first idea for the future is to add categories to the database. Some of the jokes are a bit offensive and I can image people who want to keep these jokes from their home page. Others are geeky and again, some of you wouldn’t like this – while others would especially want them.

A second idea is to add language support. Now, all jokes are in English, but wouldn’t it be great to have all of them in your own language? It’s a great idea, but I also think it’s a lot of work. Something on the long term probably.

Got any other ideas for future features? Or want to help? Post a comment below.

Questions or comments?

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