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how to display new weekly pdf files in sidebar (4 posts)

  1. micasuh
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm not really sure how I can do this but each week we upload a new pdf file that's a newsletter to our website. I'd like to display the 5 latest pdf files on the sidebar and have the title of that little section to link to a database where all the pdf files can be displayed. Does anyone know if there's a WordPress plugin that I might look into? I don't know php at all but I somewhat understand databases and how they work. Thanks!

  2. micasuh
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd really appreciate anything!

  3. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    Not a complete solution to your question, but you *could* set up a a new category for the pdfs, and then do a sideblog/aside type coding for the list. You could then simply put the link to the pdfs as the post. The title wouldn't link to the file, but the content listing could be.

    http://katesgasis.com/2005/10/24/sideblog/
    is a good plugin to help accomplish this task.

  4. tedinoz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have a plugin called WDN-Directory-List from Laughing Dragon Services (http://www.webdragon.net/wp/).

    In my case, it was just the thing for hyperlinking a list of files in a directory (I was also managing pdf).

    I think it would be easily adaptable to your situation. Just tip each new pdf (or whatever) file into the relevant directory, and modify the plugin code to list only the most recent 5. I don't think it would be difficult to do, and it's a pity you don't know much PHP. Let me know if you'd like me to try and assist.

    Ted

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