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This plugin allows you to mark any post as a minipost. Miniposts are shown
in a widget on your main page (or elsewhere). Features:

  • Integrates easily into any theme that supports widgets
  • Complete control of minipost appearance. Show the title, text, comment count, post date, permalink, and custom ‘more’ text.
  • Posts created with QuickPress admin widget can be marked as miniposts.
  • Miniposts will show a teaser if the post has an excerpt or a <!--more--> tag.
  • API to integrate minipost display into non-widgetty themes

NOTE: Version 0.6.8 and up requires WordPress 2.7.


  1. Download and unzip.
  2. Copy the miniposts directory into your [wordpress-install]/wp-content/plugins directory.
  3. Activate the “Miniposts” plugin in your administrator panel.
  4. Add the “Miniposts” widget to your theme’s sidebar.


What is the non-widget API?

MiniPosts2 provides two functions, is_mini_post(), and get_mini_posts().

is_mini_post() – This function takes no arguments and can only be called from within the Loop. Returns true if the current post is a minipost, and false otherwise.

get_mini_posts($format = null, $limit = null) – This function displays the existing miniposts. If either of the arguments are specified as non-null then the display is changed. The $format variable is used to specify a format, over-riding the values specified on the Options page.

Contributors & Developers

“Miniposts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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  • Incremented version number in miniposts.php.


  • Changed versioning scheme to avoid bug.


  • Fixed permissions check in post save. Non-admin users should now be able to create miniposts (thanks for finding this one, Chris).