WordPress Wii Edition Plugin (WiiPress v1.3)

If your blog is powered by WordPress consider giving the WordPress Wii Edition (or the Ultimate Gamer’s Pack) Plugin a spin. – the Winksite Team.

Download the WordPress Wii Edition Plugin v1.3

Or, Just released:

Download the WordPress Ultimate Gamer’s Pack
For Nintendo Wii and DS-Lite, Sony PSP. Includes WordPress Wii Edition Plugin v1.3.

UPDATE: Grab your copy of the WordPress Ultimate Gamer’s Pack. An essential set of plugins for publishers (that appreciate gamers) that automatically renders an optimized version of your posts and pages when visitors come to your blog on a Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS-Lite, or Sony PSP. Includes WordPress Wii Edition Plugin v1.3. | Tell me more about the WordPress Ultimate Gamer’s Pack.

About the WordPress Wii Edition Plugin v1.3
The WordPress Wii Edition Plugin is a plugin that automatically renders an optimized version of your blog when visitors come to your blog on a Nintendo Wii running the Opera browser. Wii’s are automatically detected, there is no configuration needed. The theme used by the plugin is based on the colours of the Wii interface and uses the “Wii” font at sizes that provide for easy reading on TV screens. This plugin was inspired by Alex King’s Mobile Plugin.

Why is this Plugin Useful?
Webpages on the Wii are hard to view on default zoom and on many pages (designed wider then 800 pixels) you will have to scroll from side to side. In addition, font sizes that work on a computer screen don’t render well on a TV screen. As such we put together this plugin to make our favorite blogs a bit easier to read.

Installation Instructions

  • Download the WordPress Wii Edition Plugin v1.3
  • Drop the wp-wii.php file in your wp-content/plugins directory
  • Drop the wp-wii directory in your wp-content/themes directory
  • Click the ‘Activate’ link for WordPress Wii Edition on your Plugins page (in the WordPress admin interface)


  • 2 Jan. 07: Note v1.3 – Now supports “Pages” & “Categories”.
  • 27 Dec. 06: Note v1.2 – The Wii Edition logo now appears in the header on all templates/all cases.
  • 27 Dec. 06: Note v1.1 – Removed link to desktop version until return issue is sorted out. Added screenshot.png so theme can be viewed in the WP admin “Themes” list. Added CSS support for Wii-optimized bold, strong and bulleted list tags. Added title support for Wii favorites/bookmarks. Modified font for desktop visitors so this theme can be used as your desktop theme. Cleaned up the CSS a bit. Various folks are working on versions in various languages.
  • 25 Dec. 06: Note v1.0 – The Wii Editions include a link at the bottom of the that link’s your visitors to the desktop version of your blog. To return to the Wii Edition your visitor will need to click on the return link. This can be confusing so we’re going to rewrite this in the next release.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does this create a Wii admin interface too? No, it does not.
  • Does this support pages too? Yes.
  • Will new features be added? Yes, look for us soon up on the WordPress Plugin Repository where we will track and release changes.
  • Will the theme used by the plugin change the theme used by the desktop version of my blog? No, the theme used by the plugin is only rendered when a visitor views your WordPress blog from a Nintendo Wii.
  • Who provided this plugin? The Winksite.com team – Chris, Jay, Ryan, and Dave. It was inspired by Alex King’s Mobile Plugin.
  • How can we contact you to ask questions? Send your question to wii [at] wirelessink [dot] com. I’ll we’ll do our best to respond.

Examples of the WordPress Wii Edition Plugin in Action
Please note these examples are only viewable from your Wii. To be listed you can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

105 thoughts on “WordPress Wii Edition Plugin (WiiPress v1.3)

  1. Gee, now all I need Santa to bring me is a Wii, a WordPress blog, and a job where I’d have the time to play with it all. (LOL) Great Christmas gift guys. I look forward to even more great things in 2007 from Winksite.

  2. Hi David,

    thanks for your plugin!

    Could you please provide a “screenshot.jpg” within your theme directory for the plugin? No need to raise unnecessary 404 errors 😉

    Merry xmas and a happy new year

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  4. Hm… does this plugin require the blog to have a certain permalink structure? Or will it only run with certain standard themes?

    Because I’m running a variation of the Hemingway theme, and although your plugin works on the homepage of my blog, it refuses to affect the single posts: They’re all showing up with the default theme.

    Any ideas?

  5. Hi Fehnman. Thanks for letting me know. This is the first we have heard of something like this happening. I’ll take a look at that.

    …as soon as it’s my turn on the Wii. 🙂

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  8. Works now. I guess (uneducated, mind you) that I was having some sort of caching issues. Either on the Wii/Opera side or on some other. Thanks for the plugin and the time for answering my posts. 🙂

  9. Great idea and simple execution.

    Quick heads up, Full Version of Wii Internet Channel is now available.

    I tested the plug-in on Digital-Lifestyles before and updating the Wii browser to the full version. Worked fine before, with the Wii-friendly version of the site being displayed, but after the upgrade I saw the old non-Wii’d view of the site again.

    I guess it may be down to the way the Full browser identifies itself now.

    Keep up the good work.

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