How To Add Flying Halloween Bats To Your WordPress Site

DW Halloween BatsFirst off, happy Halloween to those that celebrate it! If you’re looking to add a bit of spookiness to your site, you should check out the DW Halloween plugin by the Designwall Team. This plugin adds a custom post type called Pumkins. There are seven different flying pumpkins to choose from such as Joker Joomla, Mr DPumpkin, and Skull Druplicon. Each pumkin can be configured to display a message when a visitor hovers their mouse over the flying bat.

DW Halloween Plugin Settings

You can configure the bats with a number of parameters such as the image size, animation type, animation speed, wing speed, pause time, delay time, frame start, whether the image can be closed and finally, a custom CSS class. My recommendation is to allow visitors to close the flying bat in case they consider it a nuisance. Hat tip to Brad Williams for sharing this plugin.

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  1. I tried it, but it’s not working on our site. The images won’t load in settings, and it doesn’t appear to do anything at all on the front end. It could be our theme, which is cranky. Sad, because this is really cute and I think (most of) our readers would love it.


  2. @Selena MacIntosh – I tested this plugin on a clean install of WordPress 3.7.1 with the TwentyTwelve default theme. It worked just fine for me. What theme are you using?


  3. @Jeffro – I’m using Bloggy, from Theme Forrest. It’s one of those themes that backloaded post formats and shortcodes and everything else, so we can never break up with it.


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