Today in History WordPress Plugin

The Today in History plugin provides a widget that the user can place in any sidebar on their wordpress site.

The widget grabs new articles each day from the Today in History database. The articles for the day are then stored locally on the users server until the next day when they are replaced with new articles.

By using this methodology the user’s experience should be very fast with little to no impact on the overall performance of the user’s website. Download from

Current Categories that are available:

  • General
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • U.S. History
  • World History
  • Achievements

Thanks to for the Icon.



How do I customize the appearance of the widget?

In the widget options there is a checkbox titled ‘Default Styling’ if you uncheck that box, you can include the following CSS in your own css file with any required changes to apply your custom look and feel to the widget.

<style type=”text/css”>
h5.TIH_Date {
font-size: 18px;
font-style: italic;
color: #555;
font-weight: bold;
text-align: center;
p.TIH_Event {
text-indent: 25px;
margin-top: 10px;
padding-bottom: 10px;
p.TIH_Error {
font-size: 12px;
color: #BB0000;
p.TIH_Error strong {
color: #BB0000;
div#TIH_Bottom {
margin: 5px 0 5px 20px;
clear: both;
font-size: 8px !important;
#tihBottom a {
font-size: 8px !important;

How do I manage what items appear

In the Widget Settings there are multiple checkboxes that give you access to specific categories of content. Simply uncheck any categories that you would rather not have in your widget, click save and you should be good to go.

What if my favorite historical event is not in the database?

Drop me a line and I will work on getting it added.