Facelift Image Replacement (FLIR) for WordPress

Facelift Image Replacement (FLIR) is a WordPress plugin that generates image representations of text on your web page in fonts that visitors would not be able to see.

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FLIR for WordPress implements Facelift Image Replacement (FLIR) by Cory Mawhorter.  It is in rapid development and almost completely configurable from the admin panel.  Facelift Image Replacement provides several freeware fonts to get you started.

FLIR for WordPress is SEO friendly and only renders the image in the browser with JavaScript enabled.  You HTML/XHTML code remains unchanged leaving your head tags readable by search engines and the page readable by those without JavaScript.

Facelift Image Replacement (or FLIR, pronounced fleer) is an image replacement script that dynamically generates image representations of text on your web page in fonts that are otherwise not visible to your visitors. The generated image will be automatically inserted into your web page via Javascript and visible to all modern browsers. Any element with text is replacable: from headers (<h1>,</h1> <h2>, etc.) to elements and everything in between!

You can see examples of what it does here:

IMPORTANT: If using a version prior to 0.7.0 please delete your existing version before installing this version

Before running autoupdate please empty your facelift/cache folder.



Before FLIR

After FLIR

Frequently Asked Questions

Known Issues

  • Automatically updating the plugin does not always work – I have not tracked down the issue but I suspect it has to do with the cache folder.  Before running auto update please empty your facelift/cache folder.

Change Log

Upcoming Features

  • Supercache options ~v0.9
  • Quick Effects (requires ImageMagick) ~v0.9.5
  • More…

Under consideration

  • Uploading of fonts from within the plugin

Development Version

  • Always the latest code
  • Please remove existing version before installing development version
  • Available at


The comments are now closed for FLIR for WordPress. For plugin questions, comments or support please post a message in the Facelift Image Replacement (FLIR) for WordPress forum.

For Facelift Image Replacement general support please submit a support request  though the support form. For questions, suggestions or comments please post a message in the Facelift Image Replacement for WordPress Forum on my site.