WP Recent Posts From Category

Description

The “WP Recent Posts From Category” is a simple plugin that allows you to insert a list of recent posts from the desired category in a widget, post or page.

Using the shortcode generator you can easily customize the list of posts, you just have to paste the generated shortcode wherever you want the list to show.
Customizables options include:

  • the desired category
  • the number of posts to display
  • include/exclude posts from children categories
  • show excerpt
  • show author and date in the output.

Styling the output is easy if you are confident with CSS, as you can apply a custom class to the list container, or use the default “rpfc-container” class instead.

Screenshots

  • The shortcode generator interface.
  • You can use the shortcode in a text widget.
  • The plugin used in a widget.
  • You can use the shortcode in pages or posts as well.

Installation

Automatic installation

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New > Upload and select the .zip file from your hard disk
  2. Click the “Install now” button
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Manual installation

  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory via ftp
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

How do I write a shortcode?

Once the plugin is installed and activated, from your dashboard navigate to Settings > WP Recent Posts From Category, select the desired options and click the “Generate Shortcode” button.

How do I use it in a widget?

Generate the shortcode you need, copy it and paste it in a text widget.

What about sticky posts?

The plugin doesn’t exclude sticky posts, but doesn’t display them at the top of the list.

Can I apply custom css styles to the plugin?

Yes, you can use a custom class for the container, or apply styles to the default “rpfc-container” class.

Reviews

a wonderful and great plugin !

i have used this plugin and i must say that it’s a great plugin , it works like a charm !

integrated it in my homepage using the shortcode , and used the attached class to call a CSS div

i’m very very happy to find such a great and working plugin

also i want to thank the coder “daniele” for his great help

i wish you a great life

thanks a lot

keep the good work

regards

Best

I’ve been looking for it. This is the perfect plugin. Special thanks for the “Container’s class.” Thank you so much!

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.0

  • Added excerpt

1.0.2

  • Fixed minor bug

1.0.1

  • Minor updates

1.0

  • First release