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WP Dropdown Posts

Description

This plugin will show post list as dropdown just like wp_dropdown_pages, most parameter wp_dropdown_pages are accepted too.

Screenshots

  • Wp Dropdown Posts
  • Long titles will not break your dropdown (version 0.2);

Installation

  1. Upload the wp-dropdown-posts.php file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Paste the following code to your theme file, e.g in your sidebar.php

That will show latest 10 posts in dropdown. Title that has more than 20 characters will be truncated.

Parameter

  • sort_order
  • sort_column
  • exclude
  • include
  • meta_key
  • meta_value
  • authors
  • number
  • offset
  • name
  • show_option_none
  • show_option_no_change
  • option_none_value

Description about above parameters can be found here https://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_dropdown_pages#Other_Parameters

  • jump_to, if is set to 0, the dropdown will not clickable, default 1
  • cut_word, set to 1 to cut long titles, default 0
  • cut_limit, number of first characters will be shown, default 30
  • cut_replacement, the replacement of truncated characters, default …

Contributors & Developers

“WP Dropdown Posts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.2

  • Add feature to show only first x title characters, so the dropdown will not spreaded.
  • New parameter: cut_word, cut_limit, cut_replacement

0.1

  • First release