Provide sidebar widgets that can be used to display posts from a set of tags in the sidebar.
Posts By Tag WordPress Plugin, provides sidebar widgets which can be used to display posts from a specific set of tags in the sidebar.
These tags can be specified in the widget or the Plugin can automatically retrieve them from the current post. You can also specify the tags using custom fields in the edit post of page screen.
You can also use shortcode or template function to display the posts.
The Plugin caches the posts of each widget separately, and issues database queries only when needed. This will reduce the amount of database queries involved for each page load and will therefore be light on your server. If this clashes with other Plugins, you also have an option to disable it.
Posts By Tag Plugin provides a sidebar widget which can be configured to display posts from a set of tags in the sidebar. You can have multiple widgets with different set of tags configured for each one of them.
Each widget allows you to choose
In addition to using the widget, you can also use the following template function to display posts from a set of tags, anywhere in the theme
The following options can be passed in the $options array
You can also include the shortcode, to display the posts from the set of tags
posts-by-tag tags = "tag1, tag2"]
All the parameters that are accepted by the template tag can also be used in the shortcode
You can also specify the tags for each post or page as a custom field also.
Note that the Plugin caches the db queries only when it is used as a widget. If you are going to use the template tag or use shortcode, then you have to cache it yourself. Even while using the widget, you have the option of disabling the cache if needed.
The Plugin adds the following CSS classes. If you want to customize the look of the widget then can change it by adding custom styles to these CSS classes and ids.
The pot file is available with the Plugin. If you are willing to do translation for the Plugin, use the pot file to create the .po files for your language and let me know. I will add it to the Plugin after giving credit to you.
If you are not familiar with either git or Github then refer to this guide to see how fork and send pull request.
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Requires: 2.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.1
Last Updated: 2013-1-26
7 of 5 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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