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list-posts WordPress Plugin

Description

This allows you to create “hybrid” pages, with a fixed page content, as well as a list of the latest posts.
This is very, very basic. I want to get fancier in the near future, but this gives me what I need for now.
I created this, because I need a static front page with stable text, but I also want a roll of the latest
dynamic content, displayed below the static text.

TO DO

  1. Add an admin page

Installation

  1. Upload the list-posts directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place <!--LIST_POSTS--> or [[LIST_POSTS]] in the HTML view of a page. It will be replaced by the plugin.
  4. As of version 1.0, you can specify two items of metadata (Custom Fields) for a given page. This will control what is displayed in the plugin.
  5. As of version 1.1, more metadata has been added (Item >= C). You can now specify how many posts are shown (-1 is all of them), and you can now filter for series (from the excellent organize-series plugin).

A. list_posts_include
This is a comma-separated list of integers (category IDs), category slugs, or tags; each of which is a tag, category ID or slug. Any posts that claim this category in their taxonomy will be included, unless their category is in list_posts_exclude. If this custom field is defined, then ONLY those categories will be displayed. If it is not specified, then all categories will be displayed.

B. list_posts_exclude
This is a comma-separated list of integers (category IDs), category slugs, or tags; each of which is a tag, category ID or slug. Any posts that claim this category/tag in their taxonomy will be excluded. Exclude always overrides include. If you exclude a parent category, you cannot include children categories.

C. list_posts_count
A simple integer. If set to 0, then all posts in the filter specified will be displayed (watch out -this could be a lot). If not specified, then the default (‘num_posts’ option, set to 5 for now).

D. list_posts_series
This is a comma-separated list of integers or series slugs, each of which is an organize-series plugin series ID or slug. Any posts that are in this series will be included, unless their category is in list_posts_exclude. If this custom field is defined, then ONLY those series will be displayed. If this field is specified, then list_posts_include is ignored. If the organize-series plugin is not installed and activated, then this will be ignored.

Contributors & Developers

“list-posts WordPress Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.1 -December 22, 2010
There was a bug in the post count custom field (‘list_posts_count’). This has been fixed.

1.1 -December 21, 2010
Added tags to the include and exclude lists. Also added the ability for individual pages to specify a series (organize-series) and a post count.

1.0.3 -July 29, 2010
Now automatically split long posts with no “more” tag.

1.0.2 -July 25, 2010
Fixed an issue where the filter interferes with other content filters.

1.0.1 -July 25, 2010
Fixed an issue where a trailing >\p< element was left behind.