Introducing: The Tiny Buddha Quote Widget

The first Tiny Buddha quote appeared on Twitter in 2008. Since then, the archives have grown to include over 1000 wisdom quotes, with new quotes added every weekday.

You can now embed a daily wisdom quote right on your site with the Tiny Buddha Quote Widget for WordPress.

This plugin will display the quote of the day from Monday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the plugin will deliver a random quote from the Tiny Buddha archives.

12/21/11 UPDATE: The quote widget has been changed so that it now delivers a random quote from the Tiny Buddha archives each day.



1. Upload the file ‘’ via Plugins > Add New > Upload’ OR Upload the ‘tiny-buddha-quotes’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory via FTP.
2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
3. Enable the widget via Appearance > Widgets in your dashboard.
4. Enjoy!

Alternatively, you can place the template tag manually in your theme:

<?php if (function_exists('tb_wisdom_view')) { tb_wisdom_view(); } ?>

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How Often Do Quotes Update?

You will receive a random quote from the archives every day.

2. Does it require WordPress version 3.0 and above?



Currently, I don’t have a support team in place for the Tiny Buddha Quote Widget. If you have any questions or feedback, it would be best to post it here so that other readers can see my responses.

If you have any suggestions to improve the Tiny Buddha Quote Widget in future versions, please let me know!

About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. Her latest bookTiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal, which includes 15 coloring pages, is now available for purchase. For daily wisdom, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram..

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  • This is too awesome!

  • If my blog wasn’t so white and just post based, I would add this.

    I will suggest this to clients though 😉

  • Works best on a white blog, actually 😛

    It’s very simple for now!

  • Do you know if this will work on blogspot?

  • love it but it doesnt work for is there a way around that?

  • My white pages only show posts and nothing else, devoid of category list, links, etc. that’s why it won’t work for me.

  • This is awesome, Lori! Love it!

  • Jen

    Aw, I post the daily quote to my blog currently, and I would love to have this widget, but I use Blogger! Are you planning on developing a code for Blogger blogs?

  • Thanks for the comments everyone! I will look into getting a widget for Blogger, Blogspot, and

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  • Awesome – works a treat 🙂

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  • Cool! Love it and have installed it! 🙂

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  • I think it should be available next week for…cross your fingers I get it to work 😉

  • Will see what we can do for Blogspot/Blogger once is functional!

  • We should have something available for Blogger/Blogspot in the near future. Will announce and update this post with additional platform availability.

  • kjc7962

    is there a mobile app for this?

  • Hi there,

    There will be an iPhone app available soon. I will update the site when it’s available!


  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Lori, please do! I’d like to put that widget on my Blogspot blog!

  • Mikehosein

    Is this available for blogspot yet?

  • Hi Mike,

    Unfortunately, there is not yet. Currently, the widget is only available for WordPress. I am hoping to make other versions in the future, but I haven’t yet progressed with this plan. I will let you know if/when it’s available!


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  • Zoe

    Is this widget available for yet?  If so, how do I add it?  Thanks!

  • Hi Zoe,

    I haven’t made additional versions of the widget yet. I am hoping to do that with my next revamp of the site, before the end of the year!


  • Michelle Crawley11

    Yes. Can’t wait! I would LOVE to place this in my Blogspot blog! Tina Buddha has helped me so much and is one of my inspirations for starting my own blog and sharing my world with others 🙂 Thank you so much for all of your efforts!

  • I’m so glad Michelle! I am hoping to have more versions of the widget by the beginning of next year. I have a few other developments on working on first, but this will be the next one!

  • is there an html format for this widget? i love it so much and would really like to add it to my tumblr!

  • Hi Amanda,

    I am going to hire someone to make other versions of the widget this year. I will update the site as soon as I do!

    Thanks so much =)

  • I love the idea, but my widget has been stuck on the same quote for a week now. 

  • Hi Amy,

    I’m so sorry about that! I recently hired someone to make some changes on the site, and it seems that affected the widget. I have asked him to look into this, so I hope to have the issue resolved within the next couple of days!


  • Hope you can have widget for blogger please?

  • Hi Malene~ It’s something I’m planning to do soon!

  • EcoGrrl

    The widget manual tag doesn’t work 🙁

  • The manual method is intended for use in your actual theme’s template files. Did you try to use it in a widget or is it not working for you?

  • jimmyg

    Found your site and liked what you are doing so I downloaded your widget yesterday. Got it working on my website (no WP) just fine with a little creativity. But today the quote hasn’t changed. Is there something preventing the link from getting a new quote?

  • Hi Jimmy! Thanks for letting me know. Did the quote update since yesterday? I’ve alerted my associate, who handles the tech side of the site, so he can look into this further.

  • jimmyg

    Thank you for the quick reply! Yes – it worked today, but seems to have a character translation issue since there are some garbage chars in it.

  • jimmyg

    The quote worked yesterday as I said, but today (7/7) it is still not updated. Is the daily update an automated process that I should expect by a certain time, or is it a manual one and I should just be cool?

  • Hi Jimmy~ I’ve forwarded this to Joshua, who handles the tech side of the site, because he will be able to answer this. He’ll respond soon!

  • The widget updates every 24 hours, but there can be variation depending on when you activated it and when the quote is updated on Tiny Buddha (which is the source of the quote).

  • jimmyg

    Thanks for the update. I’ll just be patient. 🙂

  • Chandan

    Give me the link for wirdpress download

  • caitlineom

    Has a widget been created for Blogger/Blogspot yet?

  • kavin paker

    Thank you so much for writing it, as I have kept it on my “favorites” tab to read every now and then as inspiration.
    Hotel Munchen

  • Raphaelle Stockwell

    Hiya, I’ve been trying to install the widget on WordPress, but unsuccessfully 🙁 When I go to Widget/Upload, it’s asking for a .zip file format. But when I select the file I downloaded from above, it shows all the other files that it contains: CSS, read me, Images, etc. I thought CSS would work, but no. I’m stuck… Does anyone have the same problem? I’m on Mac, not sure that’s a Mac issue.

  • Raphaelle Stockwell

    Please disregard my question, I finally managed to install the plugging 🙂

  • I know you’ve figured this one out, but in case anyone is seeing a similar thing and needs guidance: sometimes downloaded ZIP files will automatically open up (I believe there was a recent change in Mac OS that does this) and it’s simply a matter of not opening or uncompressing the files, or recompressing the files into a ZIP, failing that.

  • Valerie

    Do you have information, yet, on posting to Blogger? Thank you.

  • Hi Valerie,

    I decided not to create other versions of the widget, since there wasn’t a high demand. If I decide to do it in the future, I will create a mailing list to notify anyone who’s interested as soon as it’s available.

    Happy Sarurday 🙂


  • Valerie

    Thank you.

  • Charles Malo

    Is it possible to have this for Windows, too? Would be awesome to have a new one every time you go back to your desktop, for example 🙂

  • Sorry for the slow response, Charles. I will look into this!

  • Charles Malo

    No problem. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed ! 🙂

  • Jean Hamilton-Fford

    Would definitely include an HTML version for those who do not have WordPress, etc. I would gladly include it on my site. 🙂

  • andrea

    Thank you Lori for all you do.. so grateful to find tinybuddha

  • You’re most welcome, Andrea, and thanks so much for taking the time to leave this kind comment. =)

  • Mike Loader

    Just found out about Tiny Buddha today.
    Would just like to share a quote (sorry, don’t know who by). ” life is not about sheltering from the storm, it’s about getting out & learning to dance in the rain”

  • Great quote, Mike. Thanks for sharing it–and welcome to Tiny Buddha! =)

  • I don’t see the HTML-code for Blogger and Blogspot for a daily Tiny Buddha at my website.

  • jerica

    You should make this widget available on mobile phones. 🙂

  • Thanks for the suggestion, Jerica. I will look into this! =)

  • Diva Nina Writes

    Hi. I have the quote widget on two of my blog sites for the past year. It normally works fine, but for the past weeks, something seems awry. It is showing or a version of this on both of my blog sites. I didn’t see an update so decided I would check to see what else I may try.

  • Hi Nina ~ Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I will have someone look into this! Can you share your URL with me so I can see the widget?

  • Diva Nina Writes

    Lori, it’s fixed on both sites now. Thanks and Enjoy!

  • Great – you’re most welcome! =)

  • NikkiW

    Love the plugin, Lori. I posted it on my web design & SEO business website tonight to give my site visitors a friendly and positive message. 🙂

  • Wonderful! I’m glad you like it. 🙂

  • Hi Bianca! This is currently only working for self-hosted WordPress-powered websites. We’re looking at expanding that in the future and will respond to requests on this page about it when that happens. Thank you 🙂

  • Hey Lori, is this available as a desktop widget too?

  • Hi Daria, I’m not sure it will ever be available as a desktop widget, but if we get enough demand for it we’ll certainly look into it!

  • tehla

    I would love to add this to my site (a weebly site) please let me know if you create the html code that I can embed? Or if you create a widget for weebly? Thanks so much, I LOVE your posts and quotes so much!

  • I added your plugin to my website: – very cool plugin!

  • Great – I’m glad you like it!

  • Gigi

    I love this widget Lori, thank you so much. What a wonderful addition to my website/blog I am about to launch 🙂 ♥

  • You’re most welcome. Congrats on the new blog!

  • Trish Short Lewis

    I would dearly love to put the widget on my Blogger blog – did this every get done?

  • Unfortunately, no. I just realized I wrote that comment six years ago! Clearly I dropped the ball on this…