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[resolved] Looking for just the right Quotes plugin (4 posts)

  1. markellison
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am migrating this old wordpress.com site to a new wordpress.org site and would like to build up a nicer quotes collection with more flexibility.

    Specifically, I'd like to have a sidebar widget entitled "Quote of the Week" which displays, as the name suggests, a new quote every week. On the old site, every week the site admin updates the quote and its source by manually editing a plain text widget. The downside is that all the old quotes he has collected are lost!

    On the new site, I'd like to manage quotes properly with a plugin. There are a few out there that I've tried, but I can't find one that does all of the below:

    • I can input my own collection of quotes
    • I can adjust the frequency that new quotes are rotated
    • I can build up a kind of "quotes queue" in advance so that every week a new quote will simply appear with me doing anything
    • Entire list of quotes are accessible in a function or shortcode, so I can build a page users can click to in order to read all quotes collected thus far

    Any ideas?? Thanks!

  2. SriniG
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sure you can use the quotes collection plugin, but the plugin currently doesn't have a feature where you set dates and the widget automatically display quote of the week. You can however accomplish this by turning off 'Ajax refresh' and 'Random refresh' in the widget. This way, the widget will display only the latest quote. You can manually update the quote every week or whenever you want.

  3. markellison
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Srini! One question though, is there a function I can call to produce a list of all the quotes entered thus far?

  4. CodeAndReload
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This doesn't seem like it should be something that hard to write, if you decide to write your own code.

    Personally what I would do would be to create a post-category (so that an archive and RSS feed appears) for your quotes.

    The widget would simple query and display the latest published quote. As posts/quotes with a 'future' status become published they should appear in your widget as the latest quote.

    You can also create your own post-type for quotes, so they don't appear with the rest of the posts in your main RSS feeds etc.

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