Saint of the Day


Saint of the Day (SotD)

This plugin is being rolled into the Liturgical Day of the Week plugin, since so many of the same features are already present in both. Please uninstall this one and install the LDotW plugin.

It will be removed from the repositories early January 2024.

Current Version 1.0.2


  • Shortcode builder allows you to decide if you want to show the background color (and it’s “partner” text color) or not.
  • Works anywhere you can use shortcode.
  • Only background color and text color defined via CSS. You can control the look/feel by adding your own CSS styling to a specific CSS class.

This plugin is not compatible with WordPress versions less than 5.0. Requires PHP 5.6+.


  • Check the FAQs/Help located on WordPress’ Plugin page, or the Support forum on’s plugin area.
  • The Shortcode Builder has been extensively tested with both jQuery version 1.12.4 and 3.5.1, without any issues. The output, however, does not need jQuery/JavaScript.


  • Demo Saint of the Day(SotD) look
  • Styling the SotD output via CSS class name
  • WP Admin interface


If you downloaded this plugin:

  1. Upload the saint-of-the-day folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Once activated, locate the “BD Plugins” section in WP Admin, and then click on “Saint of the Day”.
  4. Follow the directions on the main tab, etc.

If you install this plugin through WordPress 2.8+ plugin search interface:

  1. Click “Install” on ‘Saint of the Day”.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu.
  3. Once activated, locate the “BD Plugins” section in WP Admin, and then click on “Saint of the Day”.
  4. Follow the directions on the main tab, etc.


** As this is the first release of SotD, FAQs are a little minimal right now **

Why shut down the SotD Plugin?

Because there’s a LOT of similar functionality with both plugins, including identical data sets. Easier to enhance one plugin slightly and maintain it, than it is to maintain two separate plugins.


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Contributors & Developers

“Saint of the Day” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • No further updates will be done to this, beyond version 1.0.2


  • Version released (November 24th, 2023)
  • Plugin folded into Liturgical Day of the Week and discontinued.


  • Version released (November 23rd, 2022)
  • Saints updated through December 31st, 2023


  • Initial Plugin development and launch (October 1st, 2021)
  • Special thank-you to Ed McN at Francis de Sales Catholic Church for the inspiration behind this!