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  • Resolved igb10


    This widget has “Do not list the current post” box, which works fine if you are on the certain page displaying the post. But if you are on the home page or any Category page listings posts, the widget in the side bar shows exactly the same posts… so basically you see the same posts in the page and also in the sidebar. And that looks odd, like a repetition of the same content.

    I changed to “Show posts in random order”, which improved the experience a little, but still shows some of exact posts as in the page already. I found some similar plugins and they actually offer to exclude (offset) some first 5-6 Posts from the widget so there is no repetition on the home page. Although it will help with the home page, still I don’t think it’s a good idea because the 2nd page will have the same problem and it’s not a good idea to completely offset my latest 5 entries anyway.

    Is there a way to exclude posts in the widget that are already shown in the main content?

    Another must have for this plugin is “Show Post Category” with In – doesn’t have hyperlink. So if says “In REVIEWS” – the word REVIEWS must be a link to REVIEWS category page. Otherwise there is no reason to display it.

    Other than that plugin is very useful and all images are responsive when I reduce the size of the window.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author Martin Stehle


    I do not see any way to exclude posts in the widget which are already displayed on an archive page. Because you can not detect which posts the current archive page lists.

    What about the approach to hide the widget on archive pages to prevent showing the posts twice? If you like this idea look in the repository for widget visibility plugins.

    I am thinking about an option to switch on links to the category oages.

    Plugin Author Martin Stehle


    With the new version 6.2 you can switch the category names to links.

    If you like the plugin I would be glad about your review.

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