You my friend are a great help! A god!
Since I am not comfortable adding a recent posts page with PHP by myself, I found this plugin did the trick!
All I did was install it.. Create a WordPress page... Add the shortcode, and BAM instant recent posts page.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
I will add that the shortcode is a little hard to find after just installing the plugin (I had to visit the webpage to find it).
Also if you want to customize the layout of the posts you need to be a little comfortable with CSS. I managed to make a grid style layout no problem at all!
This one of the only plugins I could find that would do what I wanted it to do. I wanted the most popular posts but in a page not in a widget. This plugin allows you to do both! I had a few configuration issues that were really my own fault and the developer was responsive and helpful. Now everything is working just like I want and the plugin is excellent.
It's a simple plugin, easy to use and easy to adapt to whatever needs you have. You can change the settings and use different settings with different shortcodes - and still be able to override them in the shortcode at the page! This is exactly the kind of versatility I miss in most plugins!
But there are a few things that could be improved:
Since you can enable the shortcodes manually they should be displayed along the option - people don't want to go back to the plugin-site everytime they need it. It would also emphasize the fact that each shortcode have its own section of settings.
If you write nothing in the text-box, the default title will be displayed. Which is confusing. Empty title-text-box should mean empty-title-field.
If there is a default title, it should be in the text-box when you start, and if you remove it the title should be blank. Or give an option to enable/disable title.
Link to post
I use the shortcode to display recent posts with an excerpt. And it all works good except that after the excerpt there are two links to the post, one that say 'Continue reading →'(or just 'Continue' if the excerpt is long) and right after it a link that say '[more]'
Easy enough to hide one with css - but unnecessary... And it would be nice to be able to change the text in the Settings-page.
I want to be able to show the whole posts! As it is now I can choose to show just the title or the title + excerpt, but I also want the option title + post.
I really hope you'll continue with this plugin! And I'll most definitely will check out your other plugins as well!
Works well. checked in different browsers, different versions of wordpress and different themes. I will appreciate more reviews for the betterment of this plugin.
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