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Speech Bubble Plugin

The Speech Bubble Plugin is for Grav CMS. Easily display a dialogue style speech bubble.


Installing the Speech Bubble plugin can be done in one of two ways. The GPM (Grav Package Manager) installation method enables you to quickly and easily install the plugin with a simple terminal command, while the manual method enables you to do so via a zip file.

GPM Installation (Preferred)

The simplest way to install this plugin is via the Grav Package Manager (GPM) through your system's terminal (also called the command line). From the root of your Grav install type:

bin/gpm install speech-bubble

This will install the Speech Bubble plugin into your /user/plugins directory within Grav. Its files can be found under /your/site/grav/user/plugins/speech-bubble.

Manual Installation

To install this plugin, just download the zip version of this repository and unzip it under /your/site/grav/user/plugins. Then, rename the folder to speech-bubble. You can find these files on GitHub or via

You should now have all the plugin files under


NOTE: This plugin is a modular component for Grav which requires Grav and the Error and Problems to operate.


Before configuring this plugin, you should copy the user/plugins/speech-bubble/speech-bubble.yaml to user/config/plugins/speech-bubble.yaml and only edit that copy.

Here is the default configuration and an explanation of available options:

enabled: true
  type: std
  type: square
    left: foo.jpeg
    right: bar.jpeg
  • bubble.type: Set bubble type.std, pop, think or flat.
  • icon.type: Set icon frame type.square, circle or hidden.
  • icon.image.{left|right}: Set image file name. Image files need to be placed in user/plugins/speech-bubble/assets/icon/.


[bubble side=left type=std]How are you?[/bubble]
[bubble side=right icon=page_upload_image.jpg]I’m doing great.[/bubble]

  • options
    • side: Set bubble side right or left. If option is not set, left.
    • type: Set bubble type.std, pop, think or flat. If option is not set, use the value of config.
    • icon: Set icon path. If option is not set, use the value of config.
    • label: Set icon label. It is not displayed when icon.type is hidden.