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Highlight New Posts

Description

Highlight New Posts

This plugin highlights new posts for your (returning) visitors. Posts that were published after the most recent visit
by your visitor get a “NEW” label appended to their title. It’s a great way to help users find new content and to increase your pageviews.

Why Highlight New Posts for Returning Visitors?

Returning visitors are usually users who like your content and come back looking for more. However most of these users only spend a few seconds on a web page and leave if they don’t find anything interesting.

By highlighting new content, you can point their attention to the latest content. This will not only help you increase your pageviews, but it will also help users find new content.

More information

Screenshots

  • New posts are now highlighted for returning visitors

Installation

Installing the plugin

  1. In your WordPress admin panel, go to Plugins > New Plugin, search for Highlight New Posts and click “Install now”
  2. Alternatively, download the plugin and upload the contents of highlight-new-posts.zip to your plugins directory, which usually is /wp-content/plugins/.
  3. Activate the plugin.

Additional Customization

Have a look at the frequently asked questions section for some examples of additional customization.

FAQ

Can I change the styling of the “NEW” tag?

Sure, you can do this using CSS by targeting the .post .higlight-new element.

.post .highlight-new { background: black; color: white; }
Can I change the complete post styles if it’s new to the visitor?

Yes, the plugin adds a .highlight class to all new posts which you can use to change the styling of new posts.

The following CSS example changes the text color of new posts to red.

.highlight { color: red; }

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Contributors & Developers

“Highlight New Posts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0

Initial release.