TSP Featured Posts

Description

The Software People’s (TSP) Featured Posts plugin allows you to add featured posts to your blog’s website via widget or on pages and posts using shortcodes. Featured Posts has five (5) layouts and can include thumbnails, post gallery and quotes.

Shortcodes

Add a Featured Posts to posts and pages by using a shortcode inside your text or evaluated from within your theme. You may override page/post Featured Posts options with shortcode attributes defined on the plugin’s settings page.

  • [tsp-featured-posts] – Will display posts with the default options defined in the plugin’s settings page.
  • [tsp-featured-posts title="Title of Posts" keep_formatting="N" style="color: red;" max_words=10 show_quotes="N" show_thumb="Y" show_event_data="N" show_author="Y" show_date"N" show_private="N" show_text_posts="N" number_posts="5" excerpt_max=100 excerpt_min=60 post_class="" fpost_type="post" post_ids="5,3,4" category="0" slider_width="865" slider_height="365 layout="0" order_by="DESC" thumb_width="80" thumb_height="80" read_more_text="more..." before_title="" after_title=""] – Will override all attributes defined on the plugin’s settings page.

Screenshots

  • Admin area widget settings.
  • Featured Posts displayed on the front-end.
  • Featured Posts gallery.
  • Admin area shortcode settings area.

FAQ

I’ve installed the plugin but when I save I get the message “Cannot load tsp-featured-posts.php.”?
  1. We sincerely apologize this was a bug introduced in versions 1.2.4 – 1.2.6 and fixed in 1.2.7+
  2. A quick fix would be to set “Post Type” to an empty string on the settings page to get past the error
  3. The best solution would be to download version 1.2.7 and follow the instructions in the next steps.
  4. Navigate to the plugins page and click “Update Now” under “TSP Featured Posts” to get version 1.2.7 (or newer versions)
  5. Once activated go back to the TSP Plugins->Featured Posts settings page and set all “Post Type” fields to empty (There will be 2 fields)
  6. Save Changes & Refresh Page
  7. Again, Save Changes & Refresh Page
  8. You should only see one “Post Type” field now, set it to “post” or any post type you’d like, Save Changes
  9. Please update your shortcodes to use fpost_type instead of post_type (Note: post_type is a reserved WP keyword and was the cause of the issue)
  10. Bug fixed. Apologies for the inconvenience.
I’ve installed the plugin but my posts are not displaying?
  1. Make sure the folder /wp-content/uploads/ has recursive, 777 permissions
  2. Make sure you are listing posts from all categories that exist and/or post_ids is empty or the posts it refers to exists

Reviews

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Changelog

1.3.0

  • Enhancement: Improved settings UI

1.2.9

  • Enhancement: Using only TSP Easy Dev (Pro version no longer available.)

1.2.8

  • Fixed bug: Fixed bug to handle null options

1.2.7

  • Fixed bug: Fixed issue FP-22 Unable to save settings in admin area (See: FIX INSTRUCTIONS)

1.2.6

  • Enhancement: Allow user to add additional post classes

1.2.5

  • Enhancement: Added support for viewing tribe event data (see The Events Calendar plugin)

1.2.4

  • Enhancement: Added the option to display post types, to display events, appointments, etc. Anything with a post type you can now display
  • Enhancement: Added new layout option, Top: Image, Title: Bottom, Excerpt: Last

1.2.3

  • Enhancement: Added option to show private posts

1.2.2

  • Enhancement: Added option to keep HTML formatting
  • Enhancement: Added option to add style formatting to individual posts

1.2.1

  • Enhancement (Blackley): Link thumbnails to articles
  • Enhancement (Blackley): Link readmore text to article
  • Enhancement (Blackley): Allow readmore text to be customized
  • Enhancement (Blackley): Allow show/hide of post thumbnails
  • Enhancement (Blackley): Allow user to control post info using CSS (author/date – #tspfp_article #article_about{})

1.2.0

  • Enhancement: Allow spaces between commas when listing post IDs

1.1.9

  • Fixed bug. Correctly locates TSP Easy Dev.

1.1.8

  • Fixed bug. Prevent excerpts of protected posts from being displayed.

1.1.7

  • Enhancement. Removed font size from moving boxes stylesheet

1.1.6

  • Enhancement. Post images are now be pulled from featured thumbnail as well as content.

1.1.5

  • Enhancement. Updated support link

1.1.4

  • Removed inline function from widget_init hook to support older versions of PHP.

1.1.3

  • Required fix to properly store new widget/shortcode attributes into database. (Update to Easy Dev 1.2.2).
  • Added a show_date attribute to widget and shortcodes.
  • Make show_author No by default

1.1.2

  • Added back in assets folder

1.1.1

  • Fixed issues with encrypted libraries.

1.1.0

  • Now uses Easy Dev Pro for easy plugin development, #bringbackOOD
  • Handled all PHP notices
  • Added new attributes max_words (control post title lengths)
  • Added new attributes excerpt_min, excerpt_max (control post content lengths)
  • Added new attributes show_author (choose to show/hide the author of a post)
  • Renamed attributes to prevent red spell checks when editing (old attributes still supported)
  • Decreased plugin size by using Easy Dev

1.0.1

  • Checks for existence of parent settings menu before overwriting it

1.0.0

  • Launch

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