An advanced posts display widget with many options. Display posts in your sidebars any way you'd like!
Hard to search long and hard for something that could do what I needed. This plugin provides. It cannot do everything, but it does really a lot - and it does it very well.
I've used a number of these query posts plugins over the years, and I like this one the best. Written with developers in mind, it foregoes front-end styling (read: clutter) in favor of fine-tuned customization. The plugin controls the data, and I control the appearance... exactly what I want.
The widget itself is intuitive, but it's even more impressive behind the scenes. The plugin has clean code that follows best-practices, and I was pleasantly surprised to find a number of filters that I could use to tailor my setup to my needs.
I suppose this plugin could provide fields for a few more wp_query arguments, but for now, I can overcome those limitations with the templating system or the
dpe_fpw_args filter (which alters the query).
Great time saver. Very useful plugin.
The only plugin that I found that works with custom post type taxonomies correctly. Well built and very robust.
Awesome little gem the Flexible Posts Widget is. It should replace what's currently in core as that is just not very useful at all.
Flexible this plugin is for sure and if that is not enough to your liking then you can simply control the output yourself by adding one or more widgets to your theme.
Added to my favourites and will be using this a lot from now on!
Thanks for developing it!
I can confirm the notifications of JB Christy.
This is how a plugin should be build!
This is a very useful, very flexible plugin. It handles both custom post types and custom taxonomies as cleanly and easily as standard post types and taxonomies. It's also very customizable, allowing you to specify your own templates for the widget display (very useful!) and the back-end admin display. I've dug into the code and the code is very clean and professionally written. This could be a poster child for how to write a WordPress plugin. Nice job!
My only issue with this plugin is that it only allows you to select terms in a single taxonomy, e.g. either categories or tags but not both. The reason I dug into the code is that I needed to specify both categories and tags badly enough that I modified the code to allow that. I've submitted a pull request on github in the hopes that the author will incorporate this change into a future version of the plugin. But if you don't need to filter on more than one taxonomy, this plugin should work great for you as is.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLUGINS
So you want to show a list of posts, but nothing really works as YOU want it to?
You want to be able to choose exactly what posts/custom types/pages/taxonomies/id's to show?
You want to have your own design for it, or maybe different designs for a sidebar, a custom front-page post-feed, a slider....
Then this is for you.
You can wring it, hang it out to dry, throw rocks at it, sweet-talk it and it does exactly what you want.
The only drawback is that to get the most out of it you need to be a dev or bribe a dev to fix the templates for it.
For me, since I am a dev, that is no drawback at all – mileage may vary.
If this is ever becoming abandonware, I'd have to build it all over again myself.
A strong endorsement, I know, but this plugin is truly a problem solver.
I really like the option that I can select manually which posts I want to display, instead of just showing most popular, etc.
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