Plugin Description

Flags allows a scalable SVG flag to be displayed in a post or page using the [flag] shortcode

The shortcode usage is [flag id="gb" width="20px" border="1px solid black"] where the id is the country code shown below; width and border are optional parameters and can be defaulted from the settings. Shortcode usage of [flag="gb"] where default parameters are to be used is also supported.

Definition of flags can be found at Wikipedia page ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 (although some additional flags have been included).

Custom flags can be added; if a custom flag with the same name as a standard flag exists, the custom flag will be used.

Shortcodes In Comments can be used to allow flags in comments and Shortcodes In Widgets can allow them in widgets.

This plugin is multisite compatible.


  • Download the latest release of the plugin from GitHub.
  • Upload the entire zip file using the Plugins upload function in your ClassicPress admin panel.
  • Activate the plugin.
  • Configure relevant settings via the configuration page in the admin control panel (azurecurve menu).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I translate this plugin?

Yes, the .pot file is in the plugins languages folder/; if you do translate this plugin, please sent the .po and .mo files to [email protected] for inclusion in the next version (full credit will be given).

Is this plugin compatible with both WordPress and ClassicPress?

This plugin is developed for ClassicPress, but will likely work on WordPress.


Version 2.1.3

  • Update readme file for compatibility with ClassicPress Directory.

Version 2.1.2

  • Fix backward compatibility bug with get_flags function.

Version 2.1.1

  • Fix Update Manager View Details link (contributed by xxsimoxx).

Version 2.1.0

  • Standardise handling of developer name and url.
  • Update language template.
  • Update Update Manager to version 2.4.3.
  • Update instructions and other plugins tabs.

Version 2.0.0

  • Refactor code to use namespace, improve security and improve maintainability.
  • Update language file.
  • Update readme txt and md files.
  • Fix upload of custom flags.

Version 1.10.1

  • Update azurecurve menu.
  • Update readme files.

Version 1.10.0

  • Update azurecurve menu.
  • Add uninstall.
  • Refactor settings page to be accessible using tabs with aria.
  • Update azurecurve menu.

Version 1.9.1

  • Save bug with save of custom flag url.

Version 1.9.0

  • Add function to get all flags.
  • Add function to order flags by name (case insensitive).
  • Update names of German states, Italian regions, Polish provinces, US States, Commonwealths and Territories.
  • Change flag output to use img tag.

Version 1.8.0

  • Add flags for: Greater London, Cornwall, Orkney, Shetland, Isle of Skye, City of Rome, German states, Polish provinces, US States, Commonwealths and Territories, Navajo Nation, Republic of Texas and Confederate Battle Flag.
  • Update azurecurve plugin menu.
  • Fix links on settings page.

Version 1.7.0

  • Add functionality for custom flags, including upload of custom flags.
  • Implement darylldoyle/svg-sanitizer to sanitize svg images on upload.
  • Add pirate (skull and crossbones) and pirate2 (skull and crossed cutlasses) flags.

Version 1.6.0

  • Update plugin to use svg images rather than png ones.
  • Replace png flags with public domain svg images.
  • Add option to set default image width and border attributes.
  • Update flag shortcode to accept id, width and border parameters (backward compatibility has been maintained).
  • Add flags for Italian regions and autonomous regions.
  • Fix bug in azurecurve menu.

Version 1.5.0

  • Fix plugin action link to use admin_url() function.
  • Update azurecurve plugin menu.
  • Amend to only load css when shortcode on page.

Version 1.4.0

  • Add name of Netherlands Antilles flag.
  • Update name of Vatican City, Catalonia and Ulster flags.
  • Add plugin icon and banner.

Version 1.3.4

  • Fix problem with update of Update Manager class to v2.0.0.

Version 1.3.3

  • Fix bug with plugin menu.
  • Update plugin menu css.

Version 1.3.2

  • Upgrade azurecurve plugin to store available plugins in options.

Version 1.3.1

  • Update Update Manager class to v2.0.0.
  • Update action link.
  • Update azurecurve menu icon with compressed image.
  • Update flags with compressed images.

Version 1.3.0

  • Add image filename to list of available flags.
  • Add flags for Curaçao, South Sudan and Ulster.
  • Replace Libya flag.

Version 1.2.1

  • Fix bug with incorrect language load text domain.

Version 1.2.0

  • Add integration with Update Manager for automatic updates.
  • Fix issue with display of azurecurve menu.
  • Change settings page heading.
  • Add load_plugin_textdomain to handle translations.

Version 1.1.0

  • Exclude index.php from image listing on admin page.
  • Fix issue with flags not displaying correctly on admin page.
  • Replace Isle of Mann flag with working one.
  • Amend sort order of flags to alphabetical order on admin page.
  • Add name of flags on admin page.
  • Change alt parameter of flag output to display country name.

Version 1.0.1

  • Update azurecurve menu for easier maintenance.
  • Move require of azurecurve menu below