This plugin enables you to edit and display Content Blocks in a sidebar widget or using a shortcode.
Of course you can always use the default text widget, but if you prefer to use the WYSIWYG editor or if you have multiple editors and you don't want to give them administrator rights, it is recommended to use this plugin.
It is recommended to install the Widget Logic plugin, this will give you complete flexibility on widget placement.
This plugin has built-in support for the featured image functionality on the edit screen. Note that featured image will not be resized, so you will have to make sure it is the right size when uploading or restrict the image size via the stylesheet.
If your social media sharing plugin adds buttons to the widget areas you could check the 'Do not apply content filters' checkbox. Note that when this is done, WordPress will also stop adding paragraph tags to your text, so use this setting with caution. It is much better to ask the developer of the social media sharing buttons plugin to correctly use the content filters (see http://pippinsplugins.com/playing-nice-with-the-content-filter/).
Currently the shortcode function only outputs the post content of the content block, future support for displaying the title and/or the attached featured image is being considered.
You can create your own widget template and upload this to your theme folder. See this support topic for more information about this feature.
You can use the do_shortcode function for this:
echo do_shortcode('[content_block id= ]');
See http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/do_shortcode for more information on this function.
Please create a support topic in the forum: http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/custom-post-widget DO NOT click the 'Broken' button in the compatibility area of the plugin directory before creating a support ticket. It is very demotivating for me to see the plugin downloads drop dramatically without being given the chance to help you!
Creating and supporting this plugin takes up a lot of my free time, therefore I would highly appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes to write a review. This will help other WordPress users to start using this plugin and keep me motivated to maintain and support it. Also, if you have a twitter, Facebook or Google+ account, it would be fantastic if you could share the link to this plugin!
Requires: 2.9.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-6-9
3 of 9 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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