Support » Plugin: Advanced Post List » Super Flexible

  • I was struggling to find a Gutenberg Block that had all the features I needed for my layout. I tried practically every plugin out there and didn’t find one that did everything for me, being able to define an offset when pulling in a category, work with a Bootstrap grid and a few other criteria. Enter Advanced Post List. While it isn’t visual like all the other block plugins and relies on being included via a shortcode, otherwise it does pretty much everything else. Being able to build your own block code formatting is the absolute killer feature with this. I was able to build the perfect blocks that mesh perfectly within my template.

    And since discovering this, I’ve started adapting it to use on my other sites and it’s replaced widgets that struggled with stuff like displaying sticky posts.

    • This topic was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by slideaway.
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  • Plugin Author EkoJR

    (@ekojr)

    Glad you enjoy the plugin!

    I can definitely relate to your situation, but it was years ago when page builders were just starting to catch on, and everything else at the time just wasn’t producing the right results. After digging for a few days, I came across a plugin that was being abandoned, and after contacting the author for approval to continue. This is what I came up with, and I still use this plugin quite a lot.

    If you are looking for improved templating, there is a Pro version available. One of the key features is being able to create Designs separately, and apply a design to a Post List. Which I find very useful for post lists that share the same design, or for seasonal design changes; rather than having to manually copy and paste designs or change out shortcodes.

    slideaway

    (@modsuperstar)

    The one thing I was wishing I could get it to do was to handle content by page view popularity. I know there are a few plugins that do this and I have views data already in my site, so I’d love to be able to pull content and sort it by popularity.

    I’m definitely interested in the Pro version, just need to get work to pay for it.

    Plugin Author EkoJR

    (@ekojr)

    Someone else had a similar request, and one solution might be for the plugin to add a filter to the query args. It would at least allow custom adjustments.

    There are some concerns making it part of the UI/UX since searching and adding metadata to the settings may not would work out well. Especially since it can be so diverse and loose; plus metadata can still exist from plugins that have been deactivated/uninstalled. It would be a very useful feature for me to think about a solution though.

    If it helps, there is a promo discount currently going on for a few months.

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