List category posts WordPress Plugin
List Category Posts allows you to list posts by category in a post or page using the
[catlist] shortcode. When you’re editing a page or post, directly insert the shortcode in your text and the posts will be listed there.
The shortcode accepts a category name or id, the order in which you want the posts to display, and the number of posts to display. You can also display the post author, date, excerpt, custom field values, even the content! A lot of parameters have been added to customize what to display and how to show it. Check the full documentation to learn about the different ways to use it.
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Great to use WordPress as a CMS, and create pages with several categories posts.
The plugin includes a widget, which works pretty much the same as the plugin. Just add as many widgets as you want, and select all the available options from the Appearence > Widgets page. Since WordPress 4.9, you can insert shortcodes in a text widget. So you can just add a text widget in Appearence > Widgets and write the List Category Posts shortcode.
Since version 0.18, this plugins does not work on server with PHP 4. If you’re still using PHP 4 on your webhost, you should consider upgrading to PHP 5. WordPress 3.1 will be the last version to support PHP 4, from 3.2 and forward, only PHP 5 will be supported. You can still download an older version of the plugin if you’re using PHP 4.
- Upload listcat directory into you wp-content/plugins/ directory.
- Login to your WordPress Admin menu, go to Plugins, and activate it.
- Edit the default.php file on templates to customize the way the categories are displayed, or use the default one included in the plugin’s code. You can use several different templates if you want.
- You can find the List Category Posts widget in the Appearence > Widgets section on your WordPress Dashboard. Since WordPress 4.9, you can use the shortcode in a text widget too.
The plugin is free as in free beer and free speech under the GPL License. If you’ve found the plugin useful and helpful, please consider supporting it with a PayPal donation or buying me a book from my Amazon Wishlist 🙂
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