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Posts for Page

Description

Include posts in a Page, by category, a selection of tags or by author with an auto summary (read more) option. Supports pagination when number of posts per page is specified.

For example if you want a Page (in the main header navigation) to show a list of all posts in a category or set of tags and summarise the posts then this plugin will do it. Add a simple shortcode to the page (in HTML view) and the page is generated from the matching posts.

Screenshots

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Installation

  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Create (or edit) a page. Switch to HTML view.
  4. Insert the shortcode: [posts-for-page cat_slug=’your-category-slug’] (to display all posts from this category)
  5. Add any additional options, it will default to 50 words with the read-more link or set show_full_posts=’true’ to show full post content.

Example Usage:

[posts-for-page cat_slug=’asp-net-programming-2′ hide_images=’false’ num=’5′ read_more=’
Read More »’ show_full_posts=’false’ use_wp_excerpt=’true’ strip_html=’true’ hide_post_content=’false’ show_meta=’true’]

FAQ

  • The first image in a post will be place at the start using the WP thumbnail if it is available. If images are a problem they can be hidden using: hide_images=’true’
  • Pagination is added if number of posts is specifified (i.e. num=’3′)
  • “Read More” Text can be specified (i.e. read_more=’More Here’)
  • Pagination link text can be specified using ‘prev_text’ and ‘next_text’
  • Full Options:
  • cat_slug : Show all posts with this category slug
  • cat : Show all posts with a particular category ID
  • tag_slug : Show all posts with a specific tag (more than one can be entered, comma separated, i.e. tag_slug=’html,css’ (note: no spaces)
  • order_by : Order the posts by ‘date’ or ‘title’
  • post_id : Show one post
  • author : Show posts by author
  • num : Limit the number of posts to show
  • hide_images (true/false) : If images are a problem they can be hidden using: hide_images=’true’
  • Added in V1.5 (Pagination if number of posts is specified e.g. num=’x’)
  • read_more : Replace default read more text (i.e. read_more=’Show me more…’)
  • prev_text : Replace default Previous entry link text when specifying number of posts (i.e. prev_text=’Newer’)
  • next_text : Replace default Next entry link text when specifying number of posts (i.e. next_text=’Older’)
  • show_full_posts(true/false) : Show full post rather than excerpt (i.e. show_full_posts=’true’)
  • use_wp_excerpt – show the WP generated excerpt or the excerpt if defined for the post
  • strip_html : attempts to strip all HTML content (if not using use_wp_excerpt option)
  • hide_post_content : set to ‘true’ to only show the post titles
  • show_meta : set to ‘true’ to show post date and author name
  • hide_post_title : set to ‘true’ to hide the post title, e.g. if you just want to show one post using post_id
  • hide_read_more : set to ‘true’ to hide the read more link
  • create_para_tags : set to ‘true’ to use the WP ‘wpautop’ function to create

    tags and
    tags from line breaks

  • order : set to ‘ASC’ or ‘DESC’ – Designates the ascending or descending order of the ‘orderby’ parameter. Defaults to ‘DESC’.
  • force_excerpt_image : set to ‘true’ to attempt to get an image from the post content even if no thumbnail is set for the excerpt
  • force_image_height : Provide a height for the image shown in the post excerpt (not active if using full post option)
  • force_image_width : Provide a width for the image shown in the post excerpt (not active if using full post option)
  • Each summary posts is contained in a div with class=”pfpItem”, so you can override styles by setting them in the WP stylesheet “styles.css”. E.g “.div.pfpItem{font-size:20px;}”
  • Source code for extending can be found on github https://github.com/shibbard/posts-for-page
Installation Instructions
  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Create (or edit) a page. Switch to HTML view.
  4. Insert the shortcode: [posts-for-page cat_slug=’your-category-slug’] (to display all posts from this category)
  5. Add any additional options, it will default to 50 words with the read-more link or set show_full_posts=’true’ to show full post content.

Example Usage:

[posts-for-page cat_slug=’asp-net-programming-2′ hide_images=’false’ num=’5′ read_more=’
Read More »’ show_full_posts=’false’ use_wp_excerpt=’true’ strip_html=’true’ hide_post_content=’false’ show_meta=’true’]

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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

1.0

  • Release Version

1.1

  • Update readme

1.2

  • Fixed limit to number of posts which would be displayed

1.3

  • Update readme

1.4

  • Fixed header tag to be H2
  • Removes all images and inserts first image (if found) at start of post using WP Thumbnail version
  • If images are a problem they can be hidden using: hide_images=’true’

1.5

  • Pagination added if number of posts is specifified (i.e. num=’3′)
  • “Read More” Text can be specified (i.e. read_more=’
    More Here’)
  • Pagination link text can be specified using ‘prev_text’ and ‘next_text’
  • show_full_posts=’true’ – will show the full post content.

1.6

  • Number of display issues resolved
  • new options added
  • use_wp_excerpt – set to ‘true’ to show the WP generated excerpt or the excerpt if defined for the post
  • strip_html – set to ‘true’ attempts to strip all HTML content (if not using use_wp_excerpt option)
  • hide_post_content – set to ‘true’ to only show the post titles
  • show_meta – set to ‘true’ to show post date and author name

1.61

  • hide_post_title : set to ‘true’ to hide the post title, e.g. if you just want to show one post using post_id

1.7

  • added create_para_tags
  • fixed a bug with hide_read_more

1.71

  • added order (ASC or DESC) for the order_by parameter

1.73

  • fixed bug with num param

1.74

  • fixed bug with attached images

1.75

  • fixed bug with use_wp_excerpt

1.80

  • added – force_excerpt_image : set to ‘true’ to attempt to get an image from the post content even if no thumbnail is set for the excerpt

1.90

  • added – force_image_height and force_image_width : force the dimensions of the image used in the post excerpt

1.92

  • Removed force_excerpt_image – Will always attempt to get an image unless set to hidden

2.00

  • Changed name of function image_resize to avoid WP conflicts

2.1

  • Fix formatting issues especially for full posts

2.2

  • Tested up to 4.3.1