Obituary Assistant


Obituary Assistant by Obituary Assistant is an obituary plugin that allows you to create and manage obituaries and fully integrate them into your existing WordPress website in minutes.

Obituary Assistant is fully free to funeral homes in the United States and Canada that generate flower sales and we pay you a 15% commission on flower sales.

Obituary Assistant can also be used by pet cremation facilities, newspapers and international funeral homes. All users get 5 free obituaries to try out the plugin. After that, pet crematoriums, newspapers and international funeral homes are required to pay a fee to continue to use Obituary Assistant.

Obituary Assistant is trusted by over 200 funeral homes in the United States and Canada.


  • Easy to use online obituary management system lets you add and edit your obituaries
  • No need to login to WordPress to add obituaries, obituaries added immediately appear on your website
  • Obituary Assistant fit seamlessly into the look and feel of your website
  • Mobile optimized and mobile friendly
  • Easy sharing of obituaries via Facebook, Twitter, email and text
  • Modern and smooth interface to upload and manage photos and videos
  • Fully optimized for search engines – SEO built into each obituary means they will be found in Google
  • Approve condolences manually or set condolences on auto-approve
  • Choose to receive email and text notifications when condolences or photos are added by visitors
  • Your visitors can also subscribe to receive notifications each time a new obituary is added on your website
  • Supports multiple funeral home locations
  • QR codes on obituaries can be used in printed materials at your services
  • No desktop software to install, add the Obituary Assistant Plugin and access online from anywhere
  • Built in search features lets you easily search obituaries
  • Display obituary snippets on your homepage
  • Daily backups of all your data means it won’t be lost
  • Fully free to funeral homes in the United States and Canada, we pay you a 15% commission on flower sales
  • All other users get 5 free obituaries to test the system
  • Pricing plans available for pet cremation facilities, newspapers and international funeral homes, please contact us for details
  • We migrate your existing obituaries into Obituary Assistant if you’re a funeral home in the United States and Canada generating flower sales
  • Funeral homes can choose the local florist delivering flowers
  • Stability and support you can rely on: our parent company has been in business for over 20 years, our plugin is more than 4 years old with many feature updates and releases
  • Obituary Assistant lets your community stay connected to your funeral home, it raises customer awareness and builds your funeral home’s brand name
  • More on Obituary Assistant

Ekran Görüntüleri

  • Set Up: Sign Up Form
  • Set Up: Setting up your dedicated page with Obituary Assistant shortcode
  • Set Up: Letting us know the pagename of the page with the shortcode
  • Set Up: Your credentials


Inside the WordPress dashboard:

  1. In Plugins, click “Add New”
  2. Search for “Obituary Assistant”
  3. Click “Install Now”
  4. Click “Activate” (“Install Now” will turn to “Activate”)
  5. Find Obituary Assistant in your list of of plugins
  6. Click “Settings”
  7. Fill out the form to sign up for an Obituary Assistant account
  8. Your account login is emailed to you
  9. Create your “Obituaries” page inside WordPress, we suggest the url path: “obituaries”
  10. To the “Obituaries” page, add the shortcode “[obituaries]”.
  11. Publish the “Obituaries” page
  12. In the “Setup” tab, choose the “Obituaries” page in the dropdown menu and click “Save all changes”
  13. Contact us if you need help with the installation

To Publish an Obituary To Your Website

  • Login using the account information you were emailed above.
  • Click on “Add Obituary” and enter the information for the deceased.
  • Visit the Obituaries page on your website. The obituary you just added will be displayed.


How does the Obituary Assistant plugin work?

The Obituary Assistant plugin displays obituaries on your website. Obituaries are entered inside your Obituary Assistant Login and not through your WordPpress login. When an obituary is entered, it automatically appears on your funeral home website. We made obituary entry separate from WordPress as WordPress can be confusing and intimidating for the average user.

How will my obituaries look?

Your obituaries will look exactly like your current website does. Obituary Assistant sits inside your WordPress theme and maintains the look of your website template.

Can I change the colors of the obituary section and the buttons?

Yes, colors are all customizable and that is done inside your Obituary Assistant Login through your settings.

After installation, how do I add and edit obituaries? Is this done inside my WordPress login?

There is a separate login from your WordPress login. Go to your Obituary Assistant Login and use the login information you were given during installation. Obituary Assistant is easy to use and intuitive but you will be emailed documentation on how to use Obituary Assistant when you sign up.

Is Obituary Assistant really free?

Obituary Assistant is fully free to any funeral home in the United States and Canada that generates flower sales. Obituary Assistant comes with a flower delivery module built in. When you sell flowers, you earn a 15% commission on flower sales. Flowers are delivered by the local florist of your choosing. When flowers are sold, Obituary Assistant also profits from the flower sale which pays for Obituary Assistant.

If you are funeral home in the United States and Canada but do not want flower sales integrated into Obituary Assistant, a fee will then be required to use Obituary Assistant.

All users receive 5 free obituaries. Pet cremation facilities, newspapers and international funeral homes are required to pay a fee to use Obituary Assistant after the 5 free obituaries have been used. Please contact us for details.

How will my existing obituaries be imported into Obituary Assistant?

We need a ‘csv’ (or Excel) file with your current obituaries. We can then load your old obituaries into Obituary Assistant. Contact us and we’ll import your existing obituaries into Obituary Assitant for free if you’re a funeral home in the United States and Canada.


2 Haziran 2021
I used this plugin to design a website for a customer of mine back in 2019. The support staff at Obituary Assistant was nothing but HELPFUL! Any issue or misunderstanding I had, the staff would reply in a swift manner making sure I got the help I need. I recommend this plugin and plan to use them again for future funeral home websites.
26 Şubat 2020
This plugin was used to replace a poorly aging system used by a funeral home. I found it to be well built and easy to customize with CSS. It has all of the modern features that a client would want and is simple and intuitive to use. Support is immediate, helpful, and friendly. Highly recommended.
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Değişiklik Kaydı

6.1.7, 6.1.6, 6.1.5

  • added logic to obituary_assistant_dq_override_post_title function to not populate title when on /obituary-submission to remove can’t trace errors.


  • added version number to api calls

6.1.2, 6.1.3

  • replace the born date with the deceased date for recent obits


  • fix for compression of fhw-solutions-obituaries-main.js, added ‘;’ on line 364


  • Fix for OBITUARY_SUBSCRIPTION shortcode to display Subscribe to Obituaries on any page
  • Change of class for Facebook and Twitter share to avoid conflicts with other popups
  • Change of styling for Recent Obituaries to align rows using CSS flex
  • Remove title if no text for Obituary
  • Creation of sections for Obituary to have proper spacing if sections are not displayed


Moved to Obituary-Assistant branding / links and api endpoints


  • moved image closer to text on obituaries listing
  • moved obituary name and date above theme, if used

5.9.32, 5.9.33

  • pet mode changed related to obituary submission by families functionality


  • added obituary submission by families functionality


  • disallow autocomplete on recipient page, as it was being filled incorrectly


  • fixed encoding bug on orders


  • fix for flower modal on mobile not scrolling down, scrollable added


  • removal of flower modal / popup footer and checkout button
  • removal of scroll with the flower modal / popup footer and checkout button


  • Bug fix related to tree page wording


  • change to Twitter share URL to allow it to show and display card; some URLs were not showing on some sites with the use of $_SERVER[SCRIPT_URI]


  • Fix for social media share conflict with Yoast, display preview image and text
  • Twitter meta-information added to the header to display card, preview image and text

5.9.22, 5.9.23

  • Improved tree product page


  • Display Obituary Archive link on obituaries page if set in the Funeral Home Information in Admin


  • Tested for WordPress 6.0 update
  • Purchases for a loved one are shown as tributes under the condolences and tributes tab
  • Loved ones can choose in checkout to show their message and name under tributes
  • fix not to display the send flowers and plant trees buttons for obituaries where flowers are disabled
  • use the correct placeholder for sharing by email address popup modal
  • fix to allow for quotes in loved ones’ names to appear in the checkout
  • display shortcodes for optional setup, recent obituaries (create with options), obituary subscription, and standalone Flower Storefront
  • update email validation for checkout
  • counter for number of Tributes
  • counter for videos & photos in tab shown in the navigation
  • remove the LM link if the LM button is removed
  • scroll to enter a memory in condolences when the side button is clicked
  • increased width of the search box on the list of obituaries. Search icon shows from mobile.
  • close popup only after checkout is shown
  • show items purchased on thank you page


  • fix client Id, referring Id for Trees in checkout


  • fix to text under Select Your Own Number of Trees


  • improved look and functionality to plant trees, display by country
  • remove bullets from the navigation
  • add rows to obituary pagination to fix wrapping


  • fix console error when not on the obituary detail page, using jQuery listener


  • Fix more button on flower category pages not loading more flowers
  • center more button on flower category pages


  • Accessibility option to change text size
  • Using see more instead of pagination for flowers category pages
  • Navigation moved to a full row above obituary container
  • Wrapping style added to share buttons
  • styling for gallery and services improvement
  • styling for condolences submit button improvement


  • Obituary more and previous fix to show in other languages


  • compatible with wordpress 5.9
  • fix for php 8 error when [obituary-assistant-show-recent-obituaries] has not attributes
  • fix for error thrown when no recent obituaries are loaded


  • ability to show time for events in 24 hour format


  • revise allow for a loving memorial button to appear on obituaries


  • allow for a loving memorial button to appear on obituaries


  • loving memorials integration code for client and obituary


  • resolve error in full obituary view details


  • styling addition for tab content, buttons, rows and select dropdown to avoid template css clashes


  • width added for the first column in condolences
  • plugin style sheets priority set to come after template styles


  • Styling addition to videos tag, allow videos on templates that add a style attribute to show
  • Styling modification to the search box on obituaries list. Increase text size and remove width for the search button
  • Styling Modification to condolences, one column on mobile. Columns will change by container size vs viewport
  • Styling modification to the shopping cart. One column if modal width is under 600px


  • Allow for Sender Display Name to be entered and displayed on Tree Certificate
  • Make checkout one column and change display of Select Delivery Method for mobile
  • Remove focus on error fields


  • Allow obituaries list to be in column for mobile
  • Increase size of image for obituaries list


  • Remove double – select – in state/province dropdown
  • Correct validation for postal code for international orders (outside US or CA)


  • Allows for international orders
  • Allows for additional countries in addition to CA and US in countries in Bill To information
  • Conditional fields based on the country selected for Postal Code and State


  • remove automatic cycling of the gallery for videos and images
  • remove double stream link on Obituary & Services tab


  • Validation and trimming for all checkout inputs after focusing out of field
  • phone validate number for at least 10 digits
  • email validate for @ “.”


  • resolves items not being added to cart with removing script for checking version in console log


  • resolves start time only not showing for services and events


  • improvements to flower menu style on mobile and desktop
  • html tags stripped out for obituary preview on obituaries page
  • show white text on events for date


  • allows for live stream videos to be embedded or shown as links in Obituary & Services and or Photo & Video tabs
  • allows adding live stream link to an event
  • adds white background to input fields
  • tested for php 8


  • adds email verfication for obituaries subscriptions
  • removes texting option for obituaries and individual obituary subscriptions
  • resolves obituaries pagination error when changing pages


  • resolves display conflict with obituary and website template


  • resolves services not showing for individual obituary


  • resolves error when no data for checkout is stored by checking local storage first
  • allow for size change to be seen on shopping cart pop up / modal


  • resolve flowers css styling not showing using the shortcode


  • resolves small text size by using em rather than rem (root font-size)
  • changes to step size for text size increase and decrease size buttons, size does not go smaller then base set size
  • allows text increase and decrease in pop up / modals


  • Compatible with WordPress 5.8
  • Resolves pop up / modal backdrop conflicts
  • Resolves pop up / modal being under other items on the website
  • Allows user to move pop up / modal
  • Update messages for Obituary Assistant on the plugin list


  • Added functionality to additional buttons for obituaries to allow for opening in another window


  • A new light weight jQuery captcha for subscriptions, directions, and sharing
  • Change messages for successful and duplicate subscription to all and individual obituaries
  • Left and right padding added for obituaries detail pages


  • Fix for conflicting modal classes css moved in code


  • fix uploading of photos
  • Allow adding same product multiple times to cart


  • Boostrap JS


  • SVG class
  • Reload style for public display for modal


  • Remove style in every obituaries list and add to page once
  • Reload style for public display for modal


  • Text size option for Individual Obituaries
  • Resolve conflict of modal
  • Fix for Gallery Conflict with Slick
  • Use em dash css for name on Condolences list
  • Remove white background for Condolences list


  • Choose default or custom colors for flower store front
  • Videos and Images listed separate in photo and videos


header change


Flowers navigation Styling improvement


Style change to popup


  • Mobile styling for theme header and navigation improved
  • Template styling used for links and buttons
  • Flower navigation improvement and integration with flower storefront colors


Modifications on Photo Gallery


  • Style and responsiveness improvements using Bootstrap 5.0
  • Full header image visible and sizes to device
  • Responsive sidebar with a new style for buttons
  • More spacing between header, sidebar, and navigation
  • Alignment of condolences, using same size candles or comment icons
  • Larger photo and video gallery with clickable thumbnails that open an individual popup/modal
  • new and consistent alert styles
    Send Flowers Changes
  • Navigation items separated by space
  • My cart displays the number of items in the cart
  • Spacing increase between individual product images and description
  • Individual products viewed in popup/modal, add to cart displays shopping cart in popup/modal
  • New look shopping cart displays the image of the product
  • One-page checkout with new look shopping cart


Removal of second upload button in Photos and Video tab


Important payment key change


Added plant a tree in loving memory option for Funeral & Sympathy