SantaPress – WordPress Advent Calendar Plugin and Quiz Download


SantaPress is a WordPress Advent Calendar Plugin that makes it easy for you to provide an individual advent calendar on your website to surprise your visitors every day with a small gift until Christmas. Provided with 8 layouts and many great features (such as many customization options, snowfall, hidden mode etc.), this plugin makes your visitors want to come back every day.

Plugin Features:

  • Open doors as single pages, modal windows (popup), external links or link directly to WooCommerce products (if you have the WooCommerce plugin installed).
  • Choose between automatic modal layouts (each calendar layout brings its own modal layout) or customize the modal (easily change width, add a solid background color or a gradient, add a snowflake pattern or a Santa hat).
  • Quiz – Each door can have its own trivia. Further SantaPress integrates with the popular Contact Form 7 plugin which you can use to show a contact form after an answer is correct. Further you can set correct and incorrect responses either globally or individually on each door.
  • 8 beautiful layouts with 25 door images each. That makes a total of 200 door images to choose from.
  • Use your own layout and upload your own door images.
  • Set the number of days for your calendar so you can decide whether you need 24 doors, 25 doors or any other number.
  • Hidden Mode – which initially hides the calendar and lets the calendar slide in after a preset amount of time or by using custom CSS triggers.
  • SantaPress Snowfall.
  • Use multiple calendars on your site.
  • Add custom Javascript for each door (e.g. tracking codes).
  • Click Tracking: Track your clicks for each door for logged-out users only and logged-in users (except administrators).
  • More options available (Preview mode, Show/hide titles, Shuffle doors, Disable past doors).
  • Custom CSS.
  • Responsive and Retina/HiDPI.
  • WPMU compatible.
  • WPML compatible.
  • GDPR conform: The plugin doesn’t load any external scripts, everything is within the plugin. Tracking mode only tracks clicks and no IP addresses.
  • Clean and commented code.


Last update (Version 1.6.4):
= 1.6.4 =
* Updated ACF from 6.0.2 to 6.2.1
* Added compatibility for WordPress 6.3.1

= 1.6.3 =
* Added WPCF7 hidden fields (santapress_title, santapress_question, santapress_answer)
* Added DE translation
* Added CH translation (thanks to Rolf Müri -
* fix: warning on 404 pages
* fix: warning on WooCommerce category pages

= 1.6.2 =
* fix: fix on acf answer boolean fields

= 1.6.1 =
* fix: acf compatibility

= 1.6.0 =
* Added compatibility for WordPress 6.0.2
* Added compatibility for ACF 6.0.2 
* Added compatibility for Contact Form 5.6.3

= 1.5.5 =
fix: prevent flickering on iPhone/mobile Safari (-webkit-backface-visibility)
fix: added default box-sizing property to all modals
fix: theme compatibility (visibility for modal)
fix: replaced php date() with current_time() to compare past days with timezone set in wordpress
feat: added door-past and door-current classes to doors

= 1.5.4 =
fix: added nonce to answers on regular pages
fix: IMPORTANT security bugfix while fetching door content through ajax

= 1.5.3 =
fix: fixed decoding issue in quiz answers

= 1.5.2 =
fix: javascript execution after ajax call
fix: quiz was loading twice in modal due to a content filter function
fix: acf path bugfix when acf was detected on site

= 1.5.1 =
fix: ACF compatibilty
fix: using $this->version instead of $version which led to a warning in class-santapress-admin.php
fix: ajax request were not passing the content filter (which also adds the quiz automatically if no shortcode was found)

= 1.5.0 =
* refactor: all public ajax calls are now made by using WordPress ajax functions
* feat: comments are now allowed on single door posts (not modal)
* feat: users can now choose number of cols via shortcode attribute (see 
* fix: acf enqueue warnings when acf was detected on site
* fix: stop playing video after closing the modal
* fix: moved santaprass scripts to footer
* fix: Contact Form 7 (> v5.4) compatibilty (wpcf7.initForm > wpcf7.init)
* fix: css adjustment/fixes and security improvements

= 1.4.2 =
* feat: New option to select an embed mode for modal within global settings - you can now choose between ajax and iFrame integration
* fix: door categories display

= 1.4.1 =
* build: WordPress 5.8 compatibility check => done
* build: updated acf version
* fix: acf compatibility issues when ACF is already activated on site

= 1.4.0 =
* feat: door categories
* fix: jquery modal compatibility fixes

= 1.3.10 =
* fix: modal not appearing on some themes (multiple uses of the_content() within the final door page)

= 1.3.9 =
* fix: compatibly with newer WC versions
* fix: prevent SantaPress from hiding custom field on other post types
* fix: disable past doors
* fix: CSS improvements
* feat: added WPML compatibilty

= 1.3.8 =
* fix: CSS bugfixes (mobile adjustments)
* fix: titles in nav menu disappeared when you open doors as _blank pages
* feat: show error message in console when modal content can't be fetched

= 1.3.7 =
* fix: bugfix modal (jquery-modal should run in noConflict() mode) to be compatible with themes that are using bootstrap modal or other plugins (e.g. Avada)
* fix: option "disable past doors" returned indexOf undefined because there was no door link in preview mode
* fix: when option "show title" was disbled the door post id couldn't be not fetched
* fix: minor js bugfix

= 1.3.6 =
* fix: css bugfix in modal when showing santapress hat and snow flake pattern
* fix: php bugfix

= 1.3.5 =
* fix: bugfix in regular expression
* build: 1.3.5 - tested compatibilty with WP 5.5.1

= 1.3.4 =
* feat: new variable „hide_after_close“ in hidden mode shortcode

= 1.3.3 =
* feat: individual correct/incorrect reponses on each door (not only globally)

= 1.3.2 =
* fix: wpcf7 integration to regular posts (not only after quiz answers) - thanks to Tojama

= 1.3.1 =
* Code & security adjustments

= 1.3.0 =
* New Features
* Compiled jQuery Modal CSS into santapress CSS
* Compiled jQuery Modal JS into santapress JS
* Minfied CSS and JS
* Introduced Quiz
* Bugfixes
* Many Code and graphical changes

= 1.2.0 =
* Added SantaPress snow
* Added auto door layouts
* Added hidden mode and more shortcodes
* Made door type global
* Bugfixes
* WPMU compatibility

= 1.1.0 =
* Added different sections in settings page
* Localization changes
* Code cleanups

= 1.0.0 =
* Initial Release

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