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Show Post Shortcode

Description

This simple shortcode plugin allows you to list posts as a bulleted list linking to the full article. You can limit
the list to posts from a specific category and you can select the number of posts to show. The order</order> and
<code>orderby
options lets you sort the list too.

Usage is simple. Create a page or post and use the code [showposts category="2" num="4"] – this will show
all 4 posts from category 2. Another example [showposts category="1" num="-1" orderby="date" order="DESC"]
shows all the posts from category 1 ordered by the date (newest post first).

By default, only 5 posts are shown (unless you use the num option) and sorting in by date (oldest to newest).

Example

You can see two examples of the code working at the following links:

  • http://www.xtremeps3.com/firmware-history/
  • http://www.xtremeps3.com/faqs/

Usage

The shortcode is [showposts]

You can use the following parameters to customize what is displayed (all are optional):

[showposts category="2" num="4" order="DESC" orderby="date"]

order can be one of the following:
  • ‘author’ – Sort by the numeric author IDs.
  • ‘category’ – Sort by the numeric category IDs.
  • ‘content’ – Sort by content.
  • ‘date’ – Sort by creation date.
  • ‘ID’ – Sort by numeric post ID.
  • ‘menu_order’ – Sort by the menu order. Only useful with pages.
  • ‘mime_type’ – Sort by MIME type. Only useful with attachments.
  • ‘modified’ – Sort by last modified date.
  • ‘name’ – Sort by stub.
  • ‘parent’ – Sort by parent ID.
  • ‘password’ – Sort by password.
  • ‘rand’ – Randomly sort results.
  • ‘status’ – Sort by status.
  • ‘title’ – Sort by title.
  • ‘type’ – Sort by type.

    orderby can be one the following:

  • DESC

  • ASC

Installation

  1. Upload show-posts-shortcode.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place [showposts category="2" num="4"] in your post or pages

Contributors & Developers

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

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