Support » Plugin: Posts in Sidebar » Custom container div classes

  • Resolved Matt Bedford

    (@matt-bedford)


    Hi There,

    This a fantastic plugin but I wondered whether you’d consider a few extras. I need to be able to specify a custom class on the containing div. So it would by possible to serve html like so class="widget posts-in-sidebar my-custom-class". Also, the ability to select specific posts to be featured would be great.

    Do you currently have plans to implement any of the above?

    Thanks,
    Matt

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/posts-in-sidebar/

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  • Plugin Author aldolat

    (@aldolat)

    Hi Matt,
    thanks for the kind words! 🙂

    The container div can’t be modified because it’s outside of the plugin so I cannot add an option field. You could add your custom class in the source of the plugin, but you’ll have to re-add it at every plugin update.

    About the second question, this is something I would add to a future release.

    Bye.

    Plugin Author aldolat

    (@aldolat)

    Matt,
    in this thread I wrote something that could be useful for you.
    Take a look there.

    Let me know.

    Plugin Author aldolat

    (@aldolat)

    Matt,
    in version 1.15 you will be able to select posts by ID. The new version will be published in the next hours.

    Bye.

    That’s great Aldolat thank you so much!

    I appreciate your advice regarding the custom class too but it’s not quite what I’m after. I’ would like to be able to set a unique class from the widget options panel so each instance of the widget can be targeted via different css. Could something like this work?

    <div id="pis_posts_in_sidebar-2" class="widget posts-in-sidebar">
         <div class="my-class">
         </div>
    </div>

    Something else that would be useful without further complicating the admin would be automatically generated classes on the categories links. This would allow for colour coding.

    <p class="pis-categories-links">
    <a href="http://localhost/lacuna-project/category/design/" titles=View all posts in Design" class="design">Design</a>
    <a href="http://localhost/lacuna-project/category/travel/" title="View all posts in Travel" class="travel">Travel</a>
    </p>

    Again, to keep the admin simple perhaps some of this code could be combined into the parent div rather than specifying a unique class in the admin?

    <div id="pis_posts_in_sidebar-2" class="widget posts-in-sidebar">
         <div class="design-travel>
         </div>
    </div>

    What do you think? Maybe I’m being a bit too specific to my own requirments? lol 🙂

    Cheers,
    Matt

    Plugin Author aldolat

    (@aldolat)

    Hey Matt, what about targeting each instance via the CSS #id selector? For example:

    div#pis_posts_in_sidebar-2 {
    background-color: orange;
    }

    Hi Aldolat,

    For what I’m try to achieve there needs to be some relationship between the unique class/id and the category as I’d like categories to be colour coded. Being able to set the class in the options panel would make this possible but a more automated approach might be better from an administration point of view which is why I thought of combing relevant categories into the naming convention. This might be too specific to my own needs though?

    Thank,
    Matt

    Plugin Author aldolat

    (@aldolat)

    I just committed a new development version (1.16-dev) on GitHub. You can download the zip archive from this page.

    Replace the files on your test site. You’ll find a new field in the “Extras” section of the widget panel, named “Custom CSS Class for container”: just enter the class and a new div will be created, just as you suggested here. The new div container is created only if a user enter something in this field.

    Let me know, please.

    Plugin Author aldolat

    (@aldolat)

    Hi Matt,
    the plugin has been updated to version 1.16, that contains this new feature.

    Bye.

    P.S.
    Please, mark this thread as resolved, if this fits your needs.

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