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SideNails

Description

SideNails was first developed for my own use. But I think it could be useful to someone else 😉
Basically, SideNails can do one thing :
– get an image from your post, and use it in a widget to make a thumbnail link to this post.

Of course, you can customise the “last post” : you can setup the number of posts shown, and also filter these posts by categories and/or tags.
The images used to make the thumbnails can be from the post’media library, a post’featured image, a NextGen Gallery linked to the post, or a custom fields where you setup the link to this image.
You can also change the default size (even if it’s not recommanded) to your choice.

In bonus, there is also a specific template to be used with YARPP Plugin. It allow you to display the related links with the same thumbnails.

Note on the support :
For better support, I will only answer question/suggestion/etc through a dedicaced page on my website : www.tranchesdunet.com/sidenails
You can post either in english or french (preferably).

Feel free to test it and report any bugs/suggestions

Screenshots

  • The SideNails admin interface. You can setup the images'source and their size.
  • The Widget setup. You can customize the posts shown
  • Results on the right sidebar

Installation

  1. Upload sidenails directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Setup the plugin through its own admin interface, and set one or more widget in your theme (Appearance/widgets)

Contributors & Developers

“SideNails” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

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

Changelog

0.1

  • First public release

0.2

  • Can now show a thumbnail of an image linked to a post, even if the post doesn’t show this image
  • Can now show specific post, filtered by their ID
  • few bugs corrections

0.2.1

  • version number fixed