There are a lot of them but each file I looked at had the text a little out of place. A shame because even if I (or someone) went through and fixed each one they may not be right by the original. Sometimes it’s just a guess, even if it is an educated guess.
I looked at 3 plugins to add ASCII art to your WordPress blog. This is the first one I loaded up and experimented with. It does work but may not be the results you wanted.
There are no options to add the ASCII art to the bottom of your posts or pages. The plugin does place ASCII art at the very bottom of my site, under the footer. Below is my first experiment. I was pretty neutral with the results. But, I’m a bit traditional when it comes to the font I use. The spacing was out, the lines between text. Also, the top line of my art was pushed to the left.
I tried another ASCII, thinking a longer image would look better either way.
Adding HTML code worked to keep the formatting but, it shows up on the site.
Still it is nice to have a little surprise for anyone who reads to the end. So I will keep this plugin and see how often I remember to change out the ASCII art images.
Now and then if you look at the source code (the HTML code) of websites you can find ASCII art. Its like a secret surprise for those who dig a little deeper. Have a look at – ASCII Art Signatures in the Wild.
You can add ASCII art to the source code for your own site or blog.
Choose the ASCII art you want to use. Make your own ASCII art or borrow art created by someone else. (Don’t forget to keep the artist credit/ initials with the work).
Open the source file in a text editor. Notepad (the software which comes with Windows) will work.
Pick the place you will add the ASCII art – make sure you don’t break the HTML code because that would mess up your site.
You need to add some simple HTML code before and after the ASCII art.
This code prevents your ASCII art from showing on the page – instead it is like a note you have left to yourself in the code. Only people looking at the actual HTML code can see what you place in this particular HTML code.
Then save the file and close it.
ASCII art found:
Welcome Mat.co shares the code for adding a “Welcome” to the HTML code of your site.