Custom Post Type Widgets

Description

This WordPress plugin adds default custom post type widgets.
You can filter by registered Custom Post Type or Taxonomy on widgets.

Descriptions of Widgets

Recent Posts (Custom Post Type)

display a list of the most recent custom posts.

  • Title – description that appears over the list of recent custom posts.
  • Post Type – if selected, filter by a custom post type. (e.g. post).
  • Number of posts to show (at most 15) – enter the number of posts to display.
  • Display post date? – if checked, display post date.
  • Class Name – widget_recent_entries

Archives (Custom Post Type)

display a list of archive links for each month that has custom posts.

  • Title – description that appears over the list of archive links.
  • Post Type – if selected, filter by a custom post type. (e.g. post).
  • Display as dropdown – if checked, this box causes the archives to be displayed in a drop-down box.
  • Show post counts – if checked, this box causes a count of the number of posts for each archive period.
  • Class Name – widget_archive

Categories (Custom Post Type)

display a list of categories that has custom posts.

  • Title – description that appears over the list of categories.
  • Taxonomy – if selected, filter a custom taxonomy (e.g. category).
  • Display as dropdown – if checked, this box causes the categories to be displayed in a dropdown box.
  • Show post counts – if checked, this box causes the count of the number of posts to display with each category.
  • Show hierarchy – if checked, shows parent/child relationships in an indented manner.
  • Class Name – widget_categories

Calendar (Custom Post Type)

display a calendar of the current month.

  • Title – description that appears over the calendar.
  • Post Type – if selected, filter by a custom post type. (e.g. post).
  • Class Name – widget_calendar

Recent Comments (Custom Post Type)

display a list of the most recent comments.

  • Title – description that appears over the list of recent comments.
  • Post Type – if selected, filter by a custom post type. (e.g. post).
  • Number of comments to show (at most 15) – enter the number of comments to be displayed.
  • Class Name – widget_recent_comments

Tag Cloud (Custom Post Type)

display a list of the top 45 that has used in a tag cloud.

  • Title – description that appears over the tag cloud.
  • Taxonomy – if selected, filter a custom taxonomy (e.g. post_tag).
  • Class Name – widget_tag_cloud

Search (Custom Post Type)

A search form for your site.

  • Title – description that appears over the search.
  • Post Type – if selected, filter by a custom post type. (e.g. post).
  • Class Name – widget_search

Test Matrix

For operation compatibility between PHP version and WordPress version, see below Travis CI

Contribute

Small patches and bug reports can be submitted a issue tracker in Github. Forking on Github is another good way. You can send a pull request.

If you would like to contribute, here are some notes and guidlines.

  • All development happens on the develop branch, so it is always the most up-to-date
  • The master branch only contains tagged releases
  • If you are going to be submitting a pull request, please submit your pull request to the develop branch
  • See about forking and pull requests

Screenshots

  • Recent Posts (Custom Post Type)
  • Archives (Custom Post Type)
  • Categories (Custom Post Type)
  • Calendar (Custom Post Type)
  • Recent Comments (Custom Post Type)
  • Tag Cloud (Custom Post Type)
  • Search (Custom Post Type)

Installation

  1. Download and unzip files. Or install Custom Post Type Widgets plugin using the WordPress plugin installer. In that case, skip 2.
  2. Upload “custom-post-type-widgets” to the “/wp-content/plugins/” directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Adds widgets to a widget area and configure settings through the ‘Widgets’ menu in WordPress.
  5. Have fun!

IMPORTANT: By default, WordPress will not work Date-based permalinks of custom post type. Recommend that you install the plugin in order to edit the permalink, if you are using a Date-based permalinks.

And try the following: Custom Post Type Rewrite

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Download and unzip files. Or install Custom Post Type Widgets plugin using the WordPress plugin installer. In that case, skip 2.
  2. Upload “custom-post-type-widgets” to the “/wp-content/plugins/” directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Adds widgets to a widget area and configure settings through the ‘Widgets’ menu in WordPress.
  5. Have fun!

IMPORTANT: By default, WordPress will not work Date-based permalinks of custom post type. Recommend that you install the plugin in order to edit the permalink, if you are using a Date-based permalinks.

And try the following: Custom Post Type Rewrite

Reviews

Thank you! Saved much time

I just wanted regular archive and recent lists for a custom post type to look like standard widgets. This works perfectly. THANKS for sharing your code!

Excellent!

Solid and helpful plugin that does exactly what it says it will do. Just what I needed too! Thanks. 🙂

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Contributors & Developers

“Custom Post Type Widgets” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.3

  • change Requires at least version 3.4
  • fix add_action
  • add sanitize
  • add tests

1.1.2

  • [Categories widget] change value_field of the cat_args from name to slug
  • limit the scope of the filter hook
  • [Search widget] rename the name of the filter hook
  • fix the initial value of the posttype, the archive_name and the taxonomy

1.1.1

  • [Search widget] add apply_filters ‘WP_Custom_Post_Type_Widgets_Search_filter_post_type’
  • improve function ‘query_search_filter_only_post_type’ [Search widget]
  • [Search widget] change to add_action ‘pre_get_posts’ run only on the front-end page

1.1.0

  • [Comments widgets, Search widgets] add ‘All’ to posttype option
  • refactoring
  • add Custom Post Type Search widget

1.0.4

  • fix cache key of Custom Post Type Calendar widget
  • support for custom post type slugs
  • add german translation

1.0.3

  • add italian translation

1.0.2

  • fix $cat_args[‘show_option_none’]

1.0.1

  • fix the ‘name’ param of get_terms()

1.0.0

  • Initial release