Version 1.7 has been released.
Added in v1.7:
- hide_read_more : set to ‘true’ to hide the read more link
- create_para_tags : set to ‘true’ to use the WP ‘wpautop’ function to create <p> tags and <br> tags from line breaks
- order : set to ‘ASC’ or ‘DESC’ – Designates the ascending or descending order of the ‘orderby’ parameter. Defaults to ‘DESC’
I have also made the source available for others to contribute and improve the plugin where possible on github – https://github.com/shibbard/posts-for-page
A nice write-up of this plugin was made over at Edusaurus here Creating Mini-Blogs and the Posts-for-Page Plugin
For plugin usage and details see this page.
WordPress ‘Posts for Page’ plugin has been updated with support for some requested features.
Actual post excerpts can now be shown rather than the post content itself just limited in length. Post text can be hidden, e.g. if you just want to show post titles. Meta data can be shown to display the post date and author name. HTML content can be stripped from the shortened posts (if not using the excerpt). Post titles can be hidden.
- use_wp_excerpt – show the WP generated excerpt or the excerpt if defined for the post
- strip_html : attempts to strip all HTML content (if not using use_wp_excerpt option)
- hide_post_content : set to ‘true’ to only show the post titles
- show_meta : set to ‘true’ to show post date and author name
- hide_post_title : set to ‘true’ to hide the post title, e.g. if you just want to show one post using post_id
Full instructions and download can be found here or go to the official WordPress plugin page.
I really needed a way to show summarised posts by for a particular category or set of tags under the heading of a single page and could not find a suitable plugin, so I decided to write one.
If you go to the page link “ASP.Net” in the header of this site you will see snipped posts from the category ASP.Net. If you click on “HTML/CSS/jQuery” what you see is summarised versions of the posts tagged with either ‘HTML’, ‘CSS’ or ‘jQuery’.
We installed the Facebook Comments for WordPress plugin – a very nice addition but found that it slowed the blog down terribly.
The solution I found was to uncheck the ‘Combine WordPress and Facebook comment counts’ option.
Speed back to normal 🙂