eCards Lite


eCards is a WordPress plugin used to send electronic cards to friends. It can be implemented in a page, a post or the sidebar.

There are two ways you can use this plugin:

  1. Add the shortcode [ecard] to a post or a page.
  2. Call the function from a template file: <?php if (function_exists('display_ecardMe')) { echo display_ecardMe(); } ?>.

If your images are already uploaded and they are present in your Media Library, use their IDs to display them:

[ecard id="1, 2, 3, 4, 78"]

The IDs correspond to images in your Media Library. This feature eliminates the need to manually attach images and also eliminates the need to upload the same image multiple times, just to have it attached to different posts or pages.


Check out the eCards Documentation for advanced installation, usage and setup instructions.

Premium Features

Just in case you want some advanced features, you can purchase the PRO version to get access to additional features for your eCards.

  • 6 months support
  • User uploads
  • Dropbox upload integration
  • eCard designer
  • Redirection (send users to a special “Thank You” page after sending an eCard)
  • eCard Collections (design and organize your eCards and re-order your images)
  • Include post/page content (useful if you have a certain eCard “story” or message you want to convey)
  • Allow the sender to CC self
  • eCard scheduling
  • eCard CPT (developers only)


  • eCards Settings
  • eCards Email Settings
  • eCards Restrictions and Payment
  • eCards Labels
  • eCards Dashboard/Help/Usage


  1. Upload the ecards-lite folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin via the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Create and publish a new page/post and add this shortcode: [ecard]
  4. A new eCards menu will appear in WordPress Settings with options and general help


December 3, 2018
I bought the PRO Version of this plugin two weeks ago. It does not work with the current WordPress Version 4.9.8. I contacted support several times (which is only possible by email and even that was made extra hard to find) and did not get any reply. I wish i would have read the other bad review before buying it. Will try to get my money back.
September 3, 2016 2 replies
I paid for the e card version and it advertised paid support for 1 year. It was impossible to get support on this paid for plug in and by consequence I had to sweat thru all the steps and got my version in late for Xmas !!! very disappointed K Imbert
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Contributors & Developers

“eCards Lite” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“eCards Lite” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • UPDATE: Updated WordPress compatibility
  • FIX: Code formatting fixes for PSR compliance


  • UPDATE: Updated WordPress compatibility


  • UPDATE: Updated WordPress compatibility
  • UPDATE: Improved performance by enqueuing assets only when the form is visible


  • UPDATE: Updated WordPress compatibility
  • UPDATE: Updated plugin assets
  • UPDATE: Added switches UI


  • UPDATE: Updated WordPress compatibility


  • UPDATE: Removed all old 4.x options
  • UPDATE: Removed admin.css (improve back-end performance and reduce dependencies)
  • UPDATE: Removed img/* (improve back-end performance, reduce dependencies and reduce overall plugin size)


  • FIX: Fixed several typos and removed unused feature descriptions
  • FEATURE: Added ID parameter to allow custom images from Media Library


  • UPDATE: Updated PHP requirements
  • UPDATE: Updated WordPress compatibility


  • UPDATE: Updated PHP requirements
  • UPDATE: Updated WordPress compatibility


  • UPDATE: Updated WordPress compatibility


  • UPDATE: Updated WordPress compatibility
  • UPDATE: Removed theme selector


  • FIX: Fixed incorrect function


  • FIX: Fixed email sending


  • FIX: Fixed wrong filename


  • FIX: Fixed license information
  • FIX: Fixed SMTP plugin link
  • UPDATE: Synchronized plugin with paid one
  • UPDATE: Removed references to obsolete theme


  • FIX: Fixed large image size being hardcoded to thumbnail
  • FIX: Code formatting fixes for PSR compliance


  • UPDATE: Grouped several developer-only settings
  • FIX: Fixed checkboxes not being unchecked


  • FIX: Added stripslashes() to message content
  • UPDATE: Added success message to labels list


  • UPDATE: All emails now include the selected eCard as an image attachments
  • UPDATE: Removed orphaned code from the paid version


  • FIX: Removed deprecated phrase from the Diagnostics tab
  • FIX: Added HTML content type fix and grouped debugging options together
  • FIX: Fixed formatting and line breaks for eCard content
  • UPDATE: Synchronized with the paid version


  • FIX: Performance fixes


  • FEATURE: New onboarding tab
  • UPDATE: More third-party recommendations
  • UPDATE: More contextual help
  • GENERAL: Code cleanup
  • GENERAL: Version synchronisation (with PRO version)


  • UI: Added labels for form fields and moved them above
  • UI: Admin style fixes


  • FIX: Fixed conflict with old, undeleted file


  • UPDATE: Removed included languages and moved to translations


  • FIX: Removed empty attachments field from wp_mail()
  • FIX: Fixed content restriction logic
  • UPDATE: Updated compatibility
  • UPDATE: Updated readme.txt URLs
  • UPDATE: Better i18n handling
  • UPDATE: Better security (directory scanning)


  • FIX: Fixed subject line escaping quotes
  • FIX: Fixed image size not being applied to the element
  • FIX: Fixed individual image not being sent
  • FIX: Added option autoloading for better performance
  • FIX: Fixed a “headers already sent” error
  • FIX: Removed EOLs for PHP files in order to fix some rare server behaviour
  • FEATURE: Added shortcodes to email subject
  • UPDATE: Updated wording for eCards UI theme
  • UPDATE: Checked latest WordPress compatibility
  • UPDATE: Added utf8mb4 database table conversion


  • FIX: Fixed encoding issue


  • FEATURE: Added dedicated email address
  • FEATURE: Added Reply-To header for emails


  • FIX: Fixed include() syntax
  • FIX: Removed unused global variable
  • FIX: Renamed main plugin file for WordPress actions compatibility
  • IMPROVEMENT: Reduced number of requests by moving function calls to plugins_loaded
  • IMPROVEMENT: Removed unused options deletion


  • FEATURE: Updated WordPress compatibility


  • FEATURE: Added WordPress plugin repository assets and screenshots


  • SECURITY: Sanitized all options


  • IMPROVEMENT: Removed radio button if there is only one image


  • NEW: First public release
  • FIX: Removed link from the labels tab
  • FIX: Added missing update notice
  • FIX: Fixed missing image size from PayPal shortcode
  • FEATURE: Added PRO/LITE version