This extensible plugin allows you to run a custom WP_Query using a simple shortcode, then display the results using compatible nested shortcodes.
Written as a platform for plugin developers, this simple-yet-powerful plugin allows you to run a custom WP_Query using shortcode, then display the results any way imaginable using compatible nested shortcodes.
Add the following shortcode to any WordPress post or page:
[wpquery orderby="rand"] [wpq_index] [/wpquery]
In the example above, the
[wpquery] shortcode performs a WP_Query using orderby="rand" to display the results in random order. A full list of query parameters can be found here: WP_Query.
Next, the nested
[wpq_index] shortcode displays the results of the custom WP_Query as an unordered list of post title links.
Written as a platform for plugin developers, this simple-yet-powerful plugin allows developers to write compatible plugins that manipulate the way post data is displayed - without needing to write functions and shortcode parameters to first retrieve the post data.
[wpq_index] shortcode function included in this plugin is just a simple example of what it can do. Any plugin that performs a WP_Query could be rewrtitten and optimized to work with this plugin, eliminating a lot of unnecessary code.
Best of all, this plugin gives users total control over the WP_Query being performed!