ThemeLoom Widgets

Description

A set of useful widgets created for adding more fluid content to any theme. Especially designed for responsive themes. Also has a very useful shortcode for using some of the functionality inside a post or page. The plugin adds a set of new widgets, including:

  • Show Posts Widget – for showing posts excerpts, thumbs and post formats.
  • Show Pages Widget” – Shows thumbs/excerpts of child pages of defined parent page.
  • flickr Widget – Show flickr thumbs
  • Twitter Widget – show your latest tweets
  • Facebook Widget – show your facebook page feed without slowing your site down and in a responsive way!

And also adds a powerful shortcode for using the show posts/pages functionality in a post or page.

e.g.

[los_showposts post_type=”posts” columns=”3″ content=”true” heading=”true” cat_id=”” num_posts=”3″ ]

Shortcode Parameters

  • Attribute – Description Values
  • post_type – Type of query “pages” or “posts”
  • cat_id – Category ID for posts e.g. “23”
  • exclude_cats – post categories ids to exclude e.g. “23,170,9”
  • num_posts – Number of items to show e.g. “5?
  • columns – Number of columns to layout “1”, “2”, “3” or “4”
  • heading – Show headings “true” or “false”
  • author – Show author link “true” or “false”
  • tags – Show tags “true” or “false”
  • categories – Show categories “true” or “false”
  • thumbs – Show Post thumbnails “true” or “false”
  • dates – Show Post Dates “true” or “false”
  • content – Show post/page excerpt “true” or “false”
  • parent_id – When showing pages, show children of this parent page. e.g. “34”
  • thumbsize – Image size to use use “widget” or “gallery”
  • entrytag – Heading tag for each item e.g. “h3”
  • post_formats – Show post format icons “true” or “false”
  • post_class – CSS class string to use for each item default is “los-custom-post”
  • show_sticky – Set to “1” to enable sticky posts function, “0” is deafult (i.e. sticky is ignored)

More Information

For further information see ThemeLoom

Thanks

  • to Andrew Kurtis for Spanish language files

Screenshots

  • The Show Posts widget options.
  • Facebook widget options.
  • Example facebook front end.

Installation

  1. Upload the contents of zip file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. The new set of widgets will be available in Appearance->Widgets

FAQ

for further information see ThemeLoom

Reviews

Excellent plugin that should be widely used

I only know this plugin because it comes standard with theme from the ThemeLoom, one of which I’ve used for years. It’s an extremely useful plugin for displaying posts/pages sorted out by category. It can basically do some of what Visual Composer does, without the bloat AND following proper WP coding standards. I was surprised to find this in the repository – give it a try, it’s an excellent resource!

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Contributors & Developers

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

Changelog

1.8.3

  • updated deprecated functions
  • fixed margin on mobile columns

1.8.2

  • fixed links in fb feed

1.8.1

  • fixed missing fields in fb feed

1.8

  • fixed issue with api 2.4

1.7

  • Updated to latest facebook api

1.6

  • Added page feed option to show all or only Page’s posts in feed
  • Now clears cache on widget save
  • Cache expire period now editable in widget

1.5

  • Added Spanish language files (thanks to Andrew Kurtis)

1.4

  • Small fix for Facebook widget

1.3

  • Added option to exclude post categories and a exclude_cats shortcode parameter.

1.2

  • Added a Facebook widget using Graph API

1.1

  • Switched Twitter widget to use new API. Now requires api keys.

1.0

  • First release.