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MM-Breaking News

Description

This plugin gives you possibility to create bullet lists for your posts. You can choose as many lists as you want and for each list you can select categories to include or to exclude posts.

Your posts can be randomized or sord by date. With title you can chose to show date or number of comments.

Lists can be show wherever you want – above or below posts, in archive, or on single post or page. Also, you can put a widget in a sidbar. You can choose to show lists only on first page or not.

You can modify your themplate to display list of post, add for single column or for multiple columns. If you want to show a list on one page (or post) you can use a shortcode [mm-breaking-news] when you write and the whole bullet list will be displayed.

Screenshots

  • Plugin in use (code is added to template)
  • Settings I
  • Setting II
  • Multiple columns display

Installation

  1. Upload plugin to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place <?php if (function_exists('mm_bnlist')) mm_bnlist() ?> in your templates. If you would like to show posts in multiple columns use <?php if (function_exists('mm_bnlist_multi')) mm_bnlist_multi(N) ?> instead (where N is the number of columns).
  4. Edit CSS file in plugin folder. You must edit mm-bnlist.css if you want to display more than two columns.
  5. In WordPress menu go to ‘Setting / MM Breaking News’ and configure plugin

FAQ

Why one more “latest post” similar plugin?

Other plugins didn’t have options I need. And… it’s my first plugin 🙂

Contributors & Developers

“MM-Breaking News” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “MM-Breaking News” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

2015-03-13, version 0.7.9
Update for WordPress 4.1.1

2012-11-04, ver 0.7.8
    Add: change time format and customize time display using CSS

2012-11-04, ver 0.7.7
    Add: you can display post time instead of bullet list
    Bugfix: too many warnings in error log

2012-10-09, ver 0.7.6
    Bugfix & version compatibility

2012-02-27, ver 0.7.5
    Add: Widget custom CSS classes (now you can style display the way you like)
    Add: Number of posts to display in widget
    Some minor bug fixes.

2010-07-11, ver 0.7.1
    Bugfix: widget style and settings

2010-07-06, ver 0.7
    Add: display lists of posts in multiple columns
    Add: custom date/time format
    There are changes in CSS classes and IDs. Your custom CSS can be broken after update.
    Code, speed, size optimization.

2010-04-02, ver 0.6.5
    Add: widget
    Bugfix: multilanguage posts

2010-01-30, ver 0.6.3
    Bugfix: wrong post date

2010-01-14, ver 0.6.2
    Bugfix: problem with links

2010-01-13, ver 0.6.1
    Bugfix: problems with placement of shortcode content.

2010-01-13, ver 0.6
    Added shortcode [mm-breaking-news] for displaying a list in a page/post

2009-12-25, ver 0.5.3
    Bugfix: WordPress 2.9

2009-04-03, ver 0.5.2
    Bugfix: problem with CSS file

2009-03-6, ver 0.5
    Uploaded to WordPress.org