Based on the Catholic Liturgical / Lectionary Calendar, this plugin presents with a colored background associated with that day, plus the day’s title, via a combination of the USCCB Liturgical Calendar, and’s Liturgical Calendar. Two configurable option (time zone offset (saveable), and “Alternate Dioceses) and a simple short-code is all that’s needed.

LIVE demo:

Saint Vincent De Paul, Priest

If you’re part of the following Dioceses, the 2022 Liturgical calendar contains two days (May 26th, 2022 and May 29th, 2022) that have alternate text being used: Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, Philadelphia

LIVE demo with the Saint of the Day plugin integration and toggled:
[liturgicaldotw includesotd=”yes”]

Saint Vincent De Paul, Priest
Saint Vincent de Paul

Supported Liturgical Colors

In the near future, we will support multiple denomination Liturgical Calendars. To support them, we’ll also support their specific Liturgical colors, as well. This is the current list of colors we natively support:
Bright Red
Deep Blue
Royal Blue


Known Issues / Troubleshooting

There is a known issue with how background opacity/transparency is handled. This is a CSS limitation, and not a limitation of the LDotW plugin. When you use the CSS option for “opacity”, that overrides every single child element contained within… even nested child elements. You need to remove the “opacity” CSS item and use the “background: rgba()” item, instead. See the examples below.

Using the following opacity settings:
filter: alpha(opacity=30);
-moz-opacity: 0.85;
-khtml-opacity: 0.85;
opacity: 0.85;

Light Green background

Using the following background settings:
background: rgba(221,221,221,.85);

Light Green background

As you can see, the light green box on the right comes through a bit more clearly. Remove any “opacity” toggles and use the “background: rgba()” toggle, and the plugin’s colors will come through perfectly!

LDotW on

Available Toggles/Options

“altdiocese” – There’s a few US Dioceses that have a couple days where alternate wording (titles) are used, so when this toggle is enabled (AKA “yes”), alternate titles will be displayed, whenever possible. If none exists, it reverts back to the standard title for that day.

Styling the output

The only styling this plugin does is the background color and the text color. This puts the power of you controlling the look and feel completely within your own hands, using the “liturgicalDotW” CSS class. For the example above, I’m using the same styling as on the WP Admin demo. The below listed code was added into the “Additional CSS” section under WordPress’ built in “Customizer” interface:

.liturgicalDotW {
	width: 70%;
	margin: 10px auto;
	padding: 5px;
	text-align: center;
	font-weight: bold;
	font-size: 1.13em;
	border: 1px solid black;

IMPORTANT: Do not define any background or text colors, please. Those are handled by the plugin, directly and automatically.

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