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Message Flow

Message Flow generates a CoverFlow-like interface for your blog posts.

Message Flow provides you with a shortcode you can use on your posts and pages to display your posts in a JavaScript widget powered by ContentFlow.

It even supports podcast integration with PowerPress and external podcast feeds.


Show the ten latest posts:


Show the ten latest podcast episodes:

[message_flow podcasts_only="true"]

Show the five latest posts from category number 11:

[message_flow numberposts="5" category="11"]

Show the three latest posts from an external feed:

[message_flow numberposts="3" feed="http://example.com/feed.rss"]

Disable excerpts:

[message_flow show_excerpt="false"]

Default parameters:

[message_flow numberposts="10" category="" podcasts_only="FALSE" download_link_rel="" permalink_link_rel="" show_excerpt="TRUE" excerpt_length="10" readmore_text="Continue reading..." order="DESC"]

Defining the thumbnails (Album Art)

The thumbnails used in the widget are taken from the posts' featured images. In the event that a podcast does not have a featured image available, Message Flow will check the following locations for a suitable fallback image:

  1. A URL to the fallback image in the shortcode: [message_flow fallback_image="http://example.com/default_image.png"]
  2. If you're using the PowerPress podcasting plugin, the default image will be taken from the iTunes image. PowerPress users can configure this in the "iTunes Feed Settings" section of PowerPress' configuration. (/wp-admin/admin.php?page=powerpress/powerpressadmin_basic.php)
  3. In your theme's directory. Just make sure it's 165 pixels square and named "unknown-album_165.png"

Requires: 2.0.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.5.7
Last Updated: 10 months ago
Active Installs: 40+


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