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Mini Loops

Get recent posts, posts from categories, and more. Display as widget or with shortcodes and template tags.

Version 1.2

  • Fix: undefined index notice if zero posts match query
  • Fix: markup errors in widget. Corrects save issue regarding order
  • Fix: reset postdata instead of query
  • New: BETA - use [ba_archive before='' after=''] shortcode to insert an author/taxonomy link. For use with before|after_items fields.
  • Fix: removed deprecated function for thumbnail creation
  • New: fallback 'from' options for [image]. [image from="thumb,first"] - If no post thumbnail (featured image), get first image from post
  • New: [author_avatar] with optional parameters [author_avatar size=92 default='' alt=0]
  • New: Multisite - Show posts from sister-sites (on same network). REQUIRES ADD ON: https://gist.github.com/trepmal/5073067
  • New: Ajax-paging - View prev/next set of posts in widget. REQUIRES ADD ON: https://gist.github.com/trepmal/5073756

Version 1.1.2

  • Fix: imbalanced tags if zero posts match query

Version 1.1

  • New: Changed Before/After Items inputs to textareas for easier modifying if there is a lot of markup.
  • New: Filters for the Before/After Items content. miniloops_{before|after}_items_format $query arguments passed to it. See source for more details.
  • New: "Mini Mini Loops" widget. Simplified 'Recent Posts' widget for typical usage - only 3 options.
  • New: Filter for altering query. miniloops_query See source for more details.
  • New: Post author field.
  • New: Get posts from current author (if viewing single post or author archive).
  • New: 'length' 'before' 'after' parameters for [title] and [url] shortcode. Length is number of characters, processed prior to 'before' and 'after'.
  • New: Maximum age field. Only show posts from last X number of days. Thanks bluey80.
  • New: Meta value (alpha and numerical) ordering.
  • New: [post_type] [post_type_archive_link]. Great for Before/After Item formats.
  • New: 'Any' option for post type.
  • New: Alt text support for thumbnails.
  • Fix: Missed marking some strings for translation.
  • Fix: Markup mixup for some selected options.
  • General code clean up and improvements, such as full path used in include().

Version 1.0.1

  • Fix: Multiple tag bug. Only first was being recognized, now correctly accepts all. Thanks Ozias.

Version 1.0

  • New: Exclude sticky posts option.
  • New: Get posts from first current category (if single).

Version 0.9

  • Fix: Prevents error from being displayed if image can't be resized.
  • New: Improved support for multisite use.
  • New: Improved [miniloop] shortcode. Editor tries to hard to "fix" the user-provided item format. Now you can save the format in a custom field. See Other Notes.

Version 0.8 (2011.10.31)

  • Added French Translation files. (Thanks @maoneetag)

Version 0.8

  • New: [ml_field] shortcode, [ml_category] shortcode, [ml_tag] shortcode, [ml_taxonomy] shortcode.
  • Fix: strip slashes from widget title.

Version 0.7

  • New: more excerpt options (use automated/custom excerpts rather than trim by length, option to bypass tag/shortcode stripping). Please report issues.
  • Fix: stipping slashes for before/after item during output.

Version 0.6

  • New (sorta): shortcode option [miniloop] (see Other Notes for usage). Why "sorta"? shortcode has existed the whole time, I only just now added some docs.
  • New: get posts from current category (if archive).
  • New: custom taxonomies, if only 1 ID given, and it's negative, treat it like "NOT IN".
  • Fix: added missing echo in instructions.
  • General code optimization.

Version 0.5

  • New: get only sticky posts.
  • New: shuffle order.
  • New: [ml_author_link] shortcode.
  • New: [ml_comment_count] shortcode.
  • New: thumbnail cropping for local images.
  • New: Ready for localization.

Version 0.4

  • New image option: get first attached image (great for galleries!).
  • Bug fix: broken image if no fallback is set.

Version 0.3

  • Bug fix: post status works now.

Version 0.2

  • Improvements: hide title, link title, exclude current single post options.

Version 0.1

  • Initial release version.

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 4,000+


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