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Extended Featured Widget

Description

The Extended Featured Content Widget is a powerful, light weight wordpress widget. You can decide, whether or not the post thumbnail is displayed,
whether the post title, post info, meta, content etc are above or beneath the thumbnail and a couple of more things. And of course, you can style
the widget individually. You can filter the content by category, post tags, taxonomy. Also you can include/exclude specific terms or
post/page specific items by ID(s). And many more features are integrated in this plugin.

Widget Features:

  1. Supporting Post, page
  2. Supporting Filter by Category, Tag
  3. Include/Exclude categories/tags by ID field
  4. Include/Exclude post/page items by ID field
  5. Turn on or Off Post title, thumbnail, post info, content etc
  6. Order by Date, ID, comment count, random
  7. Supporting offset field
  8. 4 Type Content option
    • Full Content
    • Excerpt
    • Content by Character Limit
    • No Content
  9. Multiple Hooks and Filters for adding additional content
  10. Select featured image size from drop down
  11. Select Image alignment and Image position

Shortcodes Syntax for Post Info & Meta

  • Post Date

    [post_date after=”” before=”” label=”” format=”DATE FORMAT”]

  • Post Time

    [post_time after=”” before=”” label=”” format=”TIME FORMAT”]

  • Post Author Name

    [post_author after=”” before=””]

  • Post Author Name with Author Site link

    [post_author_link after=”” before=””]

  • Post Author Name with Author Archive link

    [post_author_posts_link after=”” before=””]

  • Post Comments Number

    [post_comments after=”” before=”” more=’% Comments’ one=’1 Comment’ zero=’Leave a Comment’]

  • Post Tags

    [post_tags after=”” before=”Tagged With” sep=’, ‘]

  • Post Categories

    [post_categories after=”” before=”Filed In” sep=’, ‘]

How it is working

Here is the some examples:

  1. 3 Columns Grid Style
  2. Featured Content on Home Page
  3. Custom Post Type Demo

This plugin is using lot of hooks and filters. Here is the list of those Hooks & Filters

Hooks

  • efwp_before_loop
  • efwp_before_featured_post_content
  • efwp_featured_post_content
  • efwp_after_featured_post_content
  • efwp_inside_loop
  • efwp_after_loop

Filters

  • post_content_limit_allowedtags
  • get_the_efwp_post_content_limit
  • the_efwp_post_content_limit
  • efwp_do_post_meta
  • efwp_do_post_info
  • efwp_post_date_shortcode
  • efwp_post_time_shortcode
  • efwp_post_author_shortcode
  • efwp_post_author_link_shortcode
  • efwp_post_author_posts_link_shortcode
  • efwp_post_comments_shortcode
  • efwp_post_tags_shortcode
  • efwp_post_categories_shortcode

PRO Version have following features:

  1. Supporting Post, page, custom post type
  2. Supporting Taxonomies
  3. Added Stylesheet
  4. Supporting Grid Style
  5. Pagination for Post Listings

Any suggestion highly appreciable.

Screenshots

  • Plugin Cover
  • Extended Featured Widget.
  • Widget Setup At Dashboard.
  • Output of Front End.

Installation

First download the zip file. Then login to Dashboard and go to add new plugin page (Plugins-Add New). Click on upload link, browse the zip file
and then hit on install now button. Now activate the plugin. After activating the plugin you will get Extended Featured Widget at
Widgets page ( Appearance Widgets). Drag & drop the widget in your widget area and setup the widget settings. Now you will get the content on
your site based on widget settings. That’s it.

Reviews

Wonderful plugin

I’ve used premium and free plugins by this developer – this plugin works like it should and no conflicts with any other plugins or themes I use. Thank you!

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Contributors & Developers

“Extended Featured Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Changelog

0.3 – 10/28/2015

  • Fixed deprecated function WP_Widget

0.1

*Initial Release