Support » Plugin: Category Posts Widget » [Plugin: Category Posts Widget] Add Support for selecting custom post types

  • Any chance you’d be interested in adding support to select from custom post types?
    Here’s an overview of changes
    $cat_posts query would be changed to add “&post_type=”, as shown below:

    // Get array of post info.
      $cat_posts = new WP_Query(
        "showposts=" . $instance["num"] .
        "&cat=" . $instance["cat"] .
        "&orderby=" . $sort_by .
        "&order=" . $sort_order .
        "&post_type=" . $instance['post_types']

    Category Dropdown would add a “no category” option and an explanation of how to use. (there is an issue when you attempt to use “no category” and the post type since posts default to uncategorized – or mine do at least. I’m not positive this is always the case.).
    in function form($instance), edit the category dropdown to:

      <?php _e( 'Category' ); ?>:
      <?php wp_dropdown_categories( array( 'name' => $this->get_field_name("cat"), 'selected' => $instance["cat"], 'show_option_none' => 'No Category' ) ); ?>
      <?php _e( '<p><em>If displaying the "Post" post type, you cannot select "no category"</em></p>' ); ?>

    And, finally, a post_type dropdown would be added. Currently this only accepts 1 post type, but I’m sure it could be tweaked to accept multiple post types.
    In function form($instance), add the following:

     <label for="<?php echo $this->get_field_id('post_types'); ?>">
      <?php _e('Post Type: '); ?>
        <select name="<?php echo $this->get_field_name('post_types'); ?>" id="<?php echo $this->get_field_id('post_types'); ?>">
            $post_types = get_post_types('', 'names');
            foreach ($post_types as $type):
              echo '<option value=' . $type . '' .  selected( $instance["post_types"], $type ) . '>' . $type . '</option>';
            endforeach; ?>

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  • Anybody have thoughts on this? I think people are working with custom post types so often that it just doesn’t make sense to restrict this functionality to posts.

    Anybody agree or disagree? Have I posted in the wrong spot? I’m not sure what the usual avenue would be for getting in touch with the author about potentially including these changes.

    Thanks for this! Exactly what I was looking for.

    This is absolutely brilliant – such a perfect and simple fix that extends the plugins capabilities no end. Thank you.

    To the developer – please include this in the plugin.

    Absolutely agree, this would be a great addition to this plugin 🙂

    I’m hesitant to make edits to plugins as once a site is handed over to a client they might update it in the future and *poof*, the changes are gone!

    Thank you for this – very helpful.

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