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Mahjong Tiles


Mahjong Tiles adds a shortcode [tile] that makes adding Mahjong tiles to your posts easy. The plugin comes with a set of tile images (CC licensed images, courtesy of Jerry Crimson Mann).


  • Tiles displayed on page.


  1. Upload mahjong-tiles folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Use the [tile] shortcode in your posts


What tiles are included and how do I display them?

The format of the shortcode is [tile tile="X"], where X is a two-letter abbreviation for the tile.

The basic tiles – dots, bamboos and characters – are numbered d1-d9 for dots, b1-b9 for bamboos and
c1-c9 for characters.

Winds are ew (East), sw (South), ww (West), and nw (North).

Dragons are rd (red), gd (green), and wd (white).

Seasons are s1-s4 and flowers are f1-f4.

The tile identifiers are case-insensitive.

How can I replace tile images?

The default tile images are stored in /wp-content/plugins/mahjong-tiles/tile_images/ folder. If
there’s a tile_images folder in your theme folder (for example /wp-content/themes/twenty-fifteen/tile_images/,
the plugin will prefer the tile images found in that folder.

The tile images need to be in PNG format and named exactly as they are in the plugin folder.

I already have another plugin that uses the shortcode `[tile]`

Mahjong Tiles also registers shortcode [mahjongtile], which can be used instead of [tile].

Image tile credits

The image tiles that come with the plugin are created by Jerry Crimson Mann and can be used under
CC BY SA 3.0 license.


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