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  • Plugin Author Jose Luis SAYAGO

    (@iluminatus)

    Hi again,

    Hmmm I can’t reproduce this bug. Could you please send me the options you’re using? Because if you check this link Pagination Example – Title Only 2.0.4 it doesn’t show the excerpt (as expected).

    Cheers.

    This is the shortcode I used:
    [nlposts thumbnail=true cat=’actualites’ full_meta=true number=’1′ excerpt_length=null pagination=true]

    Initially, no excerpt appears. But once you start navigating each page (post) for a particular blog, the excerpt starts appearing. Weird, eh?

    If I add titleonly=true, then it mucks everything up. Thumbnails and pagination disappear.

    thnx,
    -jennyb (aka, the faithful)

    Plugin Author Jose Luis SAYAGO

    (@iluminatus)

    I didn’t get it the first time, what you want is to display the posts with the excerpt, thumbnail and full meta right?

    Are you sure those articles where the excerpt ‘disappear’ have actually an excerpt? Because when you don’t use the auto_excerpt parameter, by default it will search into the post_excerpt field and if you didn’t provide one it won’t show anything unless you set the auto_excerpt parameter to true.

    Look here Pagination Example 2.0.4

    In my case it’s the opposite. I don’t want excerpts (well, I may later, but I was just testing the whole pagination thing). When I use the shortcode I posted above, my posts show as desired, just title, thumbnails and pagination. Except that when I start navigating the pages, the excerpts appear. When I try to force the titleonly=true (if i understood correctly, that is the default), then nothing works and I only get titles (no thumbs or pagination).

    thnx,
    -jennyb

    Oh, and what happens if a blog has 100 posts? When does the pagination stop? by date ?

    thnx again,
    -jennyb

    nevermind, i guess you just add the days parameter 🙂

    Plugin Author Jose Luis SAYAGO

    (@iluminatus)

    I see, well you can’t use the thumbnails without excerpt :).. If you check the code, the thumbnail is used only within the titleonly=false statement, maybe that’s why you’re getting strange results?.

    As for your question about the 100 posts, the WordPress pagination restrains the length of the links, I haven’t tested it yet but I guess it won’t display 98 links. I guess I’ll have to fix if someone discovers there’s something wrong after they’ve published too many articles lol…

    ahhh, ok. i can prob find a fix using css then.
    thnx!
    -jennyb

    Plugin Author Jose Luis SAYAGO

    (@iluminatus)

    That’s why feedback is so important :)… Now I just realized that I’ve seen those kind of blogs where the thumbnails are displayed with the titles next to them, I’ll keep it in mind for the next release.

    Cheers.

    Hi Jose;

    You plugin is great and I know it is what I have been looking for. But I have a similar problem to what is discussed here. I just installed the plugin today and I can’t get thumbnails, excerpts and pagination. All I get is just a list of article titles. This might be a bug from the latest version because I see nobody seems to have this problem and you just updated the plugin 6 days ago.

    These are the parameters I used:

    [nlposts title="Network Latest Post" instance=MainBlog title_only=false blog_id=1,2 thumbnail=true thumbnail_class=alignleft paginate=true posts_per_page=10 excerpt_length=55 auto_excerpt=true sort_by_date=true sorting_limit=20 full_meta=true thumbnail_wh=150x150]

    Just to add, all the posts in my other blogs have excerpts, but the plugin couldn’t pull them so I used auto_excerpt=true and it still couldn’t pull them.
    Again I use the IFeature premium theme but again I tried with 3 different Themes but still no thumbnail, excerpts and pagination.

    If I am doing something wrong please help!!!

    Thanks.

    Hi Jose;

    Just to add, I just tested the widget and it worked well, Titles, Thumbnails, Excerpts and Pagination all worked well, all I will have to do is to customize the css. But it doesn’t still work on the page level.

    Thanks again.

    Plugin Author Jose Luis SAYAGO

    (@iluminatus)

    Hello Njualem,

    It’s pretty strange what you’re telling me, I’m using the lastest version (3.0.8) on my network and it’s working just fine, I thought it would be a compatibility problem with that theme but I installed iFeature (the free version) and it’s working fine. You can see it here: NLPosts on iFeature.

    I used the same shortcode you wrote up there, just changed the posts_per_page to 1 because I don’t have as much articles as you do ;).

    Could you please reinstall the plugin and see if it works?

    Regarding your question about the CSS, if you want to modify the CSS classes, you may add !important at the end of each overriden value I.e: nlposts-content { background: #ddd !important; } that way you force each element to adopt the new style you’re giving them.

    It’s not too friendly but it’s the only way I could create something “good enough” for people without any programming / CSS skills, and still keep it flexible for more advanced users. That’s why I encourage people to customize the CSS styles to adapt the results to their themes.

    Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help with.

    Hi Jose;

    Thanks for the quick reply. I have seen your demo site with the IFeature theme, I works just fine but it can’t still work for me. I switched my theme to the free version but it still didn’t help.

    I also noticed that on your test page, the comment box was active, making it possible for commenting, but on mine, the comment box is not active, could this be a problem with plugins conflicts. I have tried disabling some but still no luck.

    Also to add, I host my website on Amazon Ec2 Linux server and I just updated my server today but still no changes.
    This is a link to my site
    Quickinsider.com
    I hope this helps to give you more insides on whats going on.

    Thanks.

    Plugin Author Jose Luis SAYAGO

    (@iluminatus)

    Hello Njualem,

    It seems like there’s a plugin causing problems, if it’s not a problem for you, could you please deactivate all your plugins and activate only Network Latest Posts?

    Then, if it works, try to activate you other plugins one by one until it fails, in the hope we can spot the plugin causing this problem.

    Plugin Author Jose Luis SAYAGO

    (@iluminatus)

    Hi again,

    I did a quick search to see if anyone else had a problem similar to yours, I found this topic: Shortcodes stop working after 3.4.1 upgrade and there’s someone who uses an Amazon EC2 server as well, if deactivating your plugins didn’t work, maybe you should try this:

    I’m having a similar issue with WordPress 3.4.1 on an EC2 server with PHP 5.3.14. On 2 separate projects I’ve had issues not with shortcodes not working at all, but rather with them not parsing arguments correctly.

    I spent a lot of time looking in to it last night and it turned out to be this line of code in /wp-includes/shortcodes.php in the shortcode_parse_atts() function:

    $text = preg_replace(“/[\x{00a0}\x{200b}]+/u”, ” “, $text);

    In my staging environment this replace is essentially wiping out all of the shortcode arguments. Commenting it out fixes the problem. I’ve found this issue discussed in several other places but none include a solution.

    If there’s anything else I can provide that can help figure this one out let me know.

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