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Catalyst Excerpts Plus

Catalyst Excerpts Plus builds on the Catalyst Excerpts widget for users of the Catalyst framework.


  • Initial public release


  • Changed thumbnail options for outside/inside to outside/inside-top/inside-bottom. This way you can control whether the thumbnail displays above the excerpt content or below it.


  • Fixed issue causing hottest topics option to not show.
  • Added option to display coldest topics.
  • Added option to display latest tweets.
  • Cleans up it's single options setting when deleting the plugin.


  • Fixed minor issue with widget name not showing.


  • Fixed issue with readme.txt display.
  • Minor code change for future update compatibility.


  • Fixed minor issue affecting special uses of the plugin.


  • Added option to remove link in the title.
  • Added option to remove link in the thumbnail.
  • Added option to turn off the Read More link, without having to delete the Read More text.
  • Fixed an issue with the Allow HTML in Excerpts option that was causing HTML to be stripped when it shouldn't have.


  • Added option to display posts from custom post types. This currently only works with custom post types that use the same fields a standard post type would use. Considering ways to map fields for a future release if this becomes important.
  • Additional options for thumbnail location, like below content or set as the background image for the excerpt.
  • Fixed bug preventing twitter feed from caching.
  • Fixed other small bugs and issues.
  • Limited the allowed HTML tags for options that allow HTML


  • Quick bug fix preventing titles from being removed when option selected.

  • Minor fix to file error.


  • Changes to widget options layout. Moved excerpt settings and custom class option to right column to improve the layout.
  • Optimized PHP

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 2012-5-10
Active Installs: 500+


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