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Custom Post Limits

Version: 3.6 Independently control the number of posts listed on the front page, author/category/tag archives, search results, etc.


  • Update plugin framework to version 034
  • Fix problem where plugin settings page won't load for sites with a lot of authors, categories, and/or tags
  • Fix correct_paged_offset() to only operate against main query
  • By default, disable listing of limits for individual authors, categories, and tags
  • Add filter 'c2c_cpl_enable_all_individual_limits' to allow enabling limits for all individual authors, categories, and tags (supersedes the specific limits)
  • Add filter 'c2c_cpl_enable_all_individual_author_limits' to allow enabling limits for individual authors
  • Add filter 'c2c_cpl_enable_all_individual_category_limits' to allow enabling limits for individual categories
  • Add filter 'c2c_cpl_enable_all_individual_tag_limits' to allow enabling limits for individual tags
  • Remove support for 'c2c_custom_post_limits' global
  • Note compatibility through WP 3.3+
  • Regenerate .pot
  • Change plugin description
  • Add 'Domain Path' directive to top of main plugin file
  • Add link to plugin directory page to readme.txt
  • Tweak installation instructions in readme.txt
  • Update screenshot for WP 3.3
  • Add second screenshot
  • Update copyright date (2012)


  • Add support for different paged (non-first page) limits for each section (each requires separate setting)
  • Re-implement/fix display and saving of individual authors/categories/tags limit
  • Hide individual author/category/tag limits by default (via JS, so still works for non-JSers)
  • Update plugin framework to version 027
  • Fix to properly register activation and uninstall hooks
  • Save a static version of itself in class variable $instance
  • Rename class from 'CustomPostLimits' to 'c2c_CustomPostLimits'
  • Remove placeholder settings: individual_authors, individual_categories, and individual_tags
  • Remove functions: register_individual_archive_options(), pre_display_option()
  • Add functions: save_individual_options(), correct_paged_offset()
  • Use get_users() in get_authors() rather than constructing query
  • Explicitly declare all functions as public
  • Note compatibility through WP 3.2+
  • Drop compatibility with versions of WP older than 3.1
  • Add more PHPDoc
  • Update screenshot
  • Regenerate .pot
  • Minor tweaks to code formatting (spacing)
  • Update copyright date (2011)


  • Only output plugin's admin JS on its own page
  • Better localization support
  • Store plugin instance in global variable, $c2c_custom_post_limits, to allow for external manipulation
  • Re-implementation by extending C2C_Plugin_009, which adds support for: ** Better sanitization of input values ** Offload of core/basic functionality to generic plugin framework ** Additional hooks for various stages/places of plugin operation ** Easier localization support
  • Remove docs from top of plugin file (all that and more are in readme.txt)
  • Note compatibility with WP 3.0+
  • Minor tweaks to code formatting (spacing)
  • Add Upgrade Notice section to readme.txt
  • Remove trailing whitespace


  • Revert post limiting back to hooking 'pre_option_posts_per_page' rather than filtering 'post_limits' (fixes bug introduced in v2.5)
  • Fix bug related to individual author/category/tag limits not applying (the primary intent of the v2.5 release, but needed re-fixing due to reversion)
  • Fix bug preventing value of individual limits from appearing on settings page (the value had been saved and used properly, though)
  • Add 'Reset Settings' button to facilitate resetting all limits configured via the plugin
  • Internal: add get_authors(), get_categories(), get_tags() to retrieve and buffer those respective values if actually needed
  • Update object's option buffer after saving changed submitted by user
  • Add PHPDoc documentation
  • Minor documentation tweaks


  • Reverted post limiting method used to filtering 'post_limits' again rather than hooking 'pre_option_posts_per_page'
  • Fixed bug related to individual author/category/tag limits not applying
  • Changed invocation of plugin's install function to action hooked in constructor rather than in global space
  • Changed unobtrusively added JavaScript click events to return false, rather than depending on an embedded JS call in link (fixes IE8 compatibility)
  • Added full support for localization
  • Used admin_url() instead of hardcoded admin path
  • Removed compatibility with versions of WP older than 2.8
  • Noted compatibility with WP 2.9+


  • Changed how post limiting is achieved by hooking 'pre_option_posts_per_page' rather than filtering 'post_limits'
  • Simplified custom_post_limits()
  • Changed permission check to access settings page
  • Used plugins_url() instead of hardcoded path
  • Removed compatibility with versions of WP older than 2.6
  • Noted compatibility with WP2.8
  • Began initial effort for localization
  • Fixed edge-case bug causing limiting to occur when not appropriate
  • Fixed bug with tag names not appearing


  • NEW:
  • Added ability to specify limit on a per-category, per-author, and per-tag basis
  • Added ability to show all posts (i.e no limit, via a limit of -1)
  • Added "Settings" link next to "Activate"/"Deactivate" link next to the plugin on the admin plugin listings page
  • Tweaked plugin's admin options page to conform to newer WP 2.7 style
  • Extended compatibility to WP 2.7+
  • Updated installation instructions, extended description, copyright
  • Facilitated translation of some text
  • Memoized options
  • In admin options page, due to difference b/w WP <2.5 and >2.5, link text for options page is just referred to as "here"
  • FIXED:
  • Prevent post limiting from occurring in the admin listing
  • Fixed plugin path problem in recent versions of WP
  • Fixed post paging (next_posts_link()/previous_posts_link()) was not taking post limit into account


  • Initial release

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 5 years ago
Active Installs: 4,000+


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