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[resolved] Creating "Best Of" Posts Widget (5 posts)

  1. pkzip
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Tried using various "widget creator" plugins and the text widget to create a "best posts" listing in one of the sidebars of my blog, dealfatigue.com with unsatisfactory results.

    Although there "most popular" post widgets are available, I cannot find anything on the net that directly allows MY selection of best of posts in the font and blog theme style of my blog and sidebar.

    Please let me know if you have any suggestions (I am just code-savvy enough to get into trouble).

    Many thanks,

    Peter Kaufman

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Can you explain what you mean by "MY selection of best of posts."

    What is your criteria for that selection?

    Is it post ID?
    Is it posts in a given Category?
    Is it posts with a specific Tag?
    ...

  3. pkzip
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Michael,

    Thanks for the prompt reply. The criteria are entirely subjective. I would select those posts that I think are most relevent so I guess selection could be by post ID or similar mechanism.

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You could use something like Alex Kings article plugin, which uses a custom field to mark the posts you want, then put the <?php aka_show_articles(); ?> tag in your sidebar (or use Otto's execphp widget.).

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  5. pkzip
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Michael,

    Based on your first post, I found James Lao's category posts plugin and widget which works very well.

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