Adapter Post Preview

Description

  • Creates a widget with the post’s featured image, headline, excerpt, and link.
  • To see the carousel of posts, you must have Twitter Bootstrap 3 and Glyphicons.
  • Hides the widget if the post is a single post on the page. For example, if you are on the “Hello World” page, you won’t see the widget with a preview of “Hello World.”
  • The carousel won’t show posts that don’t have an image.

Screenshots

  • A "Post Preview" widget in the sidebar.
  • A carousel of recent posts, which requires Bootstrap 3.

Installation

  1. Upload the adapter-post-preview directory to your /wp-content/plugins directory.
  2. In the “Plugins” menu, find “Adapter Post Preview,” and click “Activate.”
  3. Add a “Post Preview” widget by going to the admin menu and clicking “Appearance” > “Widgets”
  4. Select the post you want. You must have Bootstrap to use the carousel.

FAQ

What does this require?

The carousel of recent posts requires Twitter Bootstrap 3 with Glyphicons.

How can I change the text in the post link?

Put the following in your functions.php file:
apply_filters( ‘appw_link_text’ , ‘my_appw_link_text’ );
function my_appw_link_text( $text ) {
return ‘Keep reading’; // or your own text
}

Reviews

Good plugin

Although not tested with the latest version of WP, I can report that this plugin has not broken anything. (Caveat: I have not tried the carousel option, just the single post option.)

I must disagree with the previous poster about the links: if one links the title, then you get hyperlinked (colored) text, and I prefer the “read more” link that the plugin has. Also, if you set the image to link, but your post does not have an image, that might create issues.

Pros: Free, does what it says it will, and didn’t break my site. Doesn’t pester the user with ads or other “offers.”

Cons: I would like the option to float the image left, but cannot find a way to do that and my query to the developer went unanswered. Also, it would be nice if the plugin would highlight the latest post automatically, but it does not; you have to manually change the content of the widget when you publish your next post.

If this were a paid plugin, I would give it 2 stars for lack of automation, options, updates, and support, but because it is free — and you get what you pay for — it gets four stars.

(P.S. Ryan, I’m the type who actually hits the donate button when something helps me, so your lack of response to my simple query is disheartening. It makes me believe your plugin has been abandoned.)

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Contributors & Developers

“Adapter Post Preview” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0.3

  • Security improvements, including widget output.

1.0.2

  • Fixed height in mobile display.

1.0.1

  • Fixed a bug in Internet Explorer display of the carousel.

1.0.0

  • First version.