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Custom Field List Widget

This plugin creates lists of custom field information in the form of sidebar widgets.


  • rework of the initialization of the plugin
  • some minor bug fixes


  • Bugfix: In WP 3.3 the name of the Thickbox event which happens on closing the Thickbox ("unload") has been changed by the WP team (see Ticket #19189). This bug fix takes this modification into account so that the function of this plugin uses "unload" in combination with older WP versions and "tb_unload" with the current and probably the next couple of WP versions. (This is related to the "... full screen box" option of this widget.)
  • Bugfix: The CSS option z-index of #TB_window and #TB_overlay will be increased temporarily (while the full screen box is open) to 10005 and 10000. This improves the appearance of this plugin in combination with some themes like Twenty Eleven.


  • the speed setting of the Javascript effects works now
  • the minimum capabilty for the general settings page of this plugin is now manage_options (Role: Administrator)
  • Bugfix: in some case the redirect of the settings of the plugin did not work after pressing "Save Changes" (Thank you Karesansui for reporting the problem.


  • a bug fix for a problem in v1.2.3


  • security update


  • the size of the fullscreen box is now defined by the size of the browser window (and not by the screen size)
  • the lists will contain at all times only posts which are available for all users (post_status="publish")


  • Bugfix: fix for the syntax errors which occured only in Internet Explorers


  • new option: sort list elements by publication date of the post
  • new option: shows the drop down menu in a fullscreen box (Thickbox)
  • new options: it is also possible to limit the number of characters per list element of the drop down menus
  • Bugfix: the List Type "a list with manually linked values" is working again and while you are setting the links you can click on "blog internal search" to add automatically an URL to the search result page of the blog internal search for the custom field value
  • Bugfix: some error messages has been displayed wrong
  • The widgets options are not longer going to be removed during the deactivation. If you want to remove the plugins options from the db your need to delete it via the WP Dashboard (resp. Site Admin)


  • Bugfix: all hyper links will be created with get_permalink instead of the GUID value of an article


  • Bugfix: fixed a problem with the settings page of this plugin. Users will need the capability manage_links to access this page. (In older version it was Level 8 which means Editor and an editor can manage links. (User levels are deprecated.))


  • Bugfix: fixed wrong function name: attribute_escape instead of attributes_escape


  • a different way to escape the link titles


  • the way, how the language files are loaded, has been updated
  • since the "each element with sub elements" option is an option for "simple list" as well as for "Drop Down Menu", it haved moved a little bit
  • if the header of the widget is empty then there will be no empty header-tag


  • all frontend text passages are now translated into Danish (Thanks to Peter Kirring)
  • I have enhanced the German language files and switch from the old translation of custom fields "Spezialfelder" to the new one "Benutzerdefinierte Felder".


  • bug fix for v1.1 - additional Javascript to enable/disable the checkbox in case the option "sort the values by the last word" is in use


  • contains fixes for the sorting order settings


  • Version 0.9.9 came with the new drop down menu option but it was only possible to have the values displayed like with the option "each element with sub elements" and there was no way to change by a setting on the widgets page. That is different in version 1.0. In that version you have to select this option actively.
  • additional CSS definition for the drop down menu width (=100%)
  • the widget_custom_field_list.css file contains now predefined CSS definition for making the clickable elements in the drop down menus look like links (< a > elements) (the color definitions are for the default themes)
  • all clickable drop down menu elements have the class "customfieldlist_opt_link"
  • new function: it is now possible to sort the post titles (which are sub list elements) alphabetically (only in combination with the "standard layout" list type)
  • fix: "sort the values by the last word" works with "standard layout" list type again
  • small clean up of enqueue_script action


  • new list appearance option: now it is to display the data in a drop down menu
  • internal changes of the way the list with individual linked list elements
  • possibility to leave the widget header/title blank
  • new feature: you can group the custom field values by thier first character
  • minor Javascript fixes


  • this version adds the Javascript for the lists effects to the page heads only outside of the admin site


  • new feature: you can now choose the type of the pagination of the list parts if you use the option "show only a part of the list elements at once". You can choose between pagination with consecutive numbers and several types of strings.
  • new feature: now it is possible to fade in the number of sub elements of a list element.
  • new feature: possibility to select the Hide/Show symbols (if a list element has sub elements)
  • new feature: possibility to select the Hide/Show effect speed
  • fix for a bug in the pagination while the list type "a list with manually linked values"
  • fix for the highlighting of the pagination
  • fix for invalid usage of the attribute "name" with list elements
  • better escaping of the link titles
  • replaced some hard coded db table names with dynamic ones


  • new feature: you are free to define more than one custom field name and print e.g. a list with several hierarchy levels. Further you can select one of these custom field as an order column.
  • added Hindi language files (Thanks to Kakesh Kumar)
  • several small bugs fixed. the plugin is again useable with the IE.
  • (Russian and Uzbek language files are not updated)


  • new feature: you can choose the sort sequence (ascending / descending)
  • small bugs fixed. the plugin is again useable with the IE.
  • added Uzbek language files (Thanks to Alisher Safarov)



  • added a new layout option to the widgets preferences: you can create a list of all (unique) custom field values of a custom field (name). Each value can be linked individually to a post or a page or to something else.


  • Fix for v0.9 and v0.9.1: I have changed the HTML structure of the widgets setting form. That corrects a problem which appaers if your weblog runs on a Windows server. These changes inluding little changes in the language files, too.


  • Fix for v0.9: I have replaced some hardcoded folder names. The jQuery effects e.g. should work now after an automatic update, too.


  • added a new layout option to the widgets preferences
  • bulgarian localization (Thanks to Peter Toushkov)
  • a lot of bugs fixed including a better support for non-English character sets (Many thanks to Peter Toushkov for the diligent testing and reporting)


  • added an error message for the case that no values in connection to the choosen custom field name can be found
  • changed a description (widgets page)


  • first release at wordpress.org

Requires: 2.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.17
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 600+


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