31 Jan '14

Random Bitcoin Quote Generator

The Random Bitcoin Quote Generator is a ‘plug n play’ widget for bloggers and webmasters that delivers fantastic quotes about Bitcoin.

About The Random Bitcoin Quote Generator

The brains behind the Random Bitcoin Quote Generator is the Bitcoin Education Bot (@BitcoinEdu).

Descriptions and explanations of Bitcoin have been put through “spintax” – a technique that uses a seed sentence to create a new one by randomly selecting interchangeable words.

As a simple example,
Bitcoin is a payment network that {enables|facilitates} the transfer of {money|digital assets} {over the internet|online}.

There are dozens of seed sentences and more will be added. Due to the spintax technique, variations result in thousands of possible unique sentences.

Many seed sentences have come from Andreas Antonopoulos and others in the Bitcoin community as shown in 66 Bitcoin Quotes in 140 Characters Or Less.

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How To Install The Random Bitcoin Quote Generator

It’s very simple. Just use an iframe!

<iframe src="http://quotes.igotbitcoin.com/" width="100%" height="170" scrolling="no" id="bitcoinquotes" frameborder="no" style="border:none;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>

Copy the code:

The iframe option allowTransparency="true" will allow your background color to show through. If set to false (or option removed), the background is white.

The iframe src also allows you to customize the refresh button color. Just add ?c=hexcolor, for example src="http://quotes.igotbitcoin.com/?c=f9a60c"

Bitcoin Quotes in WordPress Sidebar

Adding the Random Bitcoin Quote Generator to your WordPress sidebar is just as easy.

Login to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to Appearance > Widgets

Drag a new ‘Text’ widget into your sidebar. Add the above iframe code as text and save it.

To customize the iframe to suit your theme, change the width and height elements. If you want to give the Random Bitcoin Quote Generator a different background color, wrap the iframe code in a <div>.

For example, to have a grey background with some padding (same as I’ve used on this page), the code is

<div style="background:#f5f5f5;border:1px solid #cccccc;padding:15px;">
<iframe src="http://quotes.igotbitcoin.com/?c=f9a60c" width="100%" height="170" scrolling="no" id="bitcoinquotes" frameborder="no" style="border:none;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>
</div>

Enjoy!