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Featured Category Posts Widget


Drag a widget to the location of choice, select a category specify how many posts to show, choose a thumbnail size specific for this placement instead of the same thumbnail size for every use of the widget, set a thumbnail position (top of content, left of content, right of content), decide whether to show post title, decide whether to show post excerpt and how long the excerpt should be. You can set a different excerpt length for each use of the widget. Or exclude an excerpt and show only title. Or exclude both title and excerpt and show only thumbnail. Show or hide author and date. Show additional post titles in a list underneath your main features. Style each widget differently by supplying individual before and after widget code and before and after title code or leave those sections blank to default to your current theme widget styles. You can really do a lot with it. There are other category posts widget plugins out there that are quite popular and have a great reputation. This one isnít trying to take anything away from those plugins or the developers. Itís just a new addition that has some extra features those lack while probably lacking some features they have. Try it and see if it works for you.
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Copyright 2012

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
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Backup your WordPress database and files before you install or update.

  1. Upload the folder featured-category-posts-widget with its contents to wp-content/plugins/

  2. Activate the plugin
  3. Go to your dashboard and look under Appearance->Widgets for the widget. Drag to the desired widget location, configure and use

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Contributors & Developers

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