List Last Changes

Description

Shows a list of the last changes in the widget area, via shortcode or in the gutenberg block editor.
This can include changed pages and/or posts (configurable).

Additional features include:

  • Select the number of entries in the list
  • Define pages to be exluded

Exclude page or post

To exclude a page or post from being listed in the widget do the following steps:

  1. Open the page or post you want to exclude for editing.
  2. Open the “Screen Options” (on the top right of the page)
  3. Ensure that “Custom Fields” is checked (see Screenshot #3)
  4. In the “Custom Fields” further down the screen add the following custom field (see Screenshot #4):
    • name: list_last_changes_ignore
    • value: true

To include it again set the value to false or remove the custom field completely.

Block Editor (Gutenberg)

The block can be found in Widgets -> List Last Changes.
The block can be configured in the block settings (panel on the right side)

In difference to the widget, with the block no title is written. If a title is needed it has to be defined in an own block in front of the List Last Changes block.

Shortcode

To show the list of the last changes via shortcode use the following syntax:

[list_last_changes number=’7′ showpages=’true’ showposts=’true’ /]

The Attribute ‘number’ defines the number of entries shown.
With the attributes ‘showpages’ and ‘showposts’ changed pages and/or posts are included.

In difference to the widget, with the sortcode no title is written. If a title is needed it has to be defined by hand in front of the shortcode.

Screenshots

  • Configuration of the widget
  • Output of the widget
  • Enable custom fields on the page
  • Add this custom field on a page to exclude it from being listed in the widget.

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Reviews

Quicker than RSS feed

This seems like a handy feature to show visitors to your site where your latest updates are. On my site it avoided a timeout message I was getting with an RSS feed list in the widget area. A problem has cropped up. I have been adding page categories to most of my pages over the past few days so the Page Updated date does not currently reflect significant changes to content. Hopefully this will improve as the weeks go by. I have been modifying the Date Created fields to reflect significant changes for RSS feed.
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Contributors & Developers

“List Last Changes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

0.8.0

Release date: January 11, 2019

  • Added first support for gutenberg block editor

Older releases

see changelog.txt