Post Type Spotlight

Description

The plugin displays a checkbox in the publish meta box to feature a post. The checkbox only appears on admin selected post types which can be selected in the Settings->Writing screen.

When a post is designated as featured:

  • It receives ‘featured’ and ‘featured-$posttype’ classes via the post_class filter.
  • Shows featured posts as such in the post type’s admin screen
  • Assigns a post a hidden taxonomy term (featured) that can easily be queried.

Note: For the plugin to work on attachments, you must be using 3.5 or above. All other features will work on 3.1.0 and up.

Screenshots

  • The settings page.
  • Options on the edit screen
  • Markup example when using post_class();
  • Shows featured posts in post edit tables.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Navigate to the Settings->Writing section and select the post types you would like to have the featured abilities.

FAQ

Isn’t this the same as sticky posts?

This is not the same as sticky posts. Sticky functionality can only be applied to the core ‘post’ post type. More information on why

How do I find just my featured posts?

This snippet of code will fetch the 10 most recent posts that are featured.
‘post’,
‘posts_per_page’ => 10,
‘tax_query’ => array(
array(
‘taxonomy’ => ‘pts_feature_tax’,
‘field’ => ‘slug’,
‘terms’ => array( ‘featured’ ),
)
)
) );

if ( $featured_posts->have_posts() ) : while ( $featured_posts->have_posts() ) : $featured_posts->the_post();

//output featured posts here

endwhile; endif;
?>

Contributors & Developers

“Post Type Spotlight” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Post Type Spotlight” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

2.1.5

  • Add support for translate.wordpress.org.

2.1.4

  • Don’t show the featured taxonomy on nav menu edit areas.

2.1.3

  • Fix another potential PHP notice.

2.1.2

  • Fix PHP warning when checking for the old method of querying for featured posts.

2.1.1

  • Fix deprecated widget instantiation method.

2.1

  • Don’t erase other terms in the pts_feature_tax assigned to the post on save. This opens up potential to have more than one type of “featured”, (e.g. recommended).

2.0

  • Changing how featured posts are designated. Instead of post meta, the plugin now uses a hidden taxonomy.
  • Added a widget for showing featured posts.
  • Fixed the post_class filter to work properly on secondary loops.
  • Fixed bug where the featured column would not show when viewing Media in the admin with list view.
  • Fixed bug where saving settings did not always work.
  • Changed the featured star in the admin to use the WordPress Dashicon font.

1.0

  • Hello world!
  • Add settings to the Settings->Writing page allowing admins to select the post types that can be featured.
  • Add a check box in the publish meta box for marking a post as featured.
  • Featured posts receive a featured and featured-$posttype class on them via the post_class filter.
  • Admin post type screens have a column for Featured noting which posts are in fact featured.