Posts By Tag Wordpress Plugin is used by 8 websites. Among 8, 0 site is within top 10,000 and 4 sites are within top 100,000 websites.
Wordpress Plugin Information of
|Plugin Meta Name||Plugin Meta Information|
|Plugin Description||Provide sidebar widget, shortcode and template functions that can be used to display posts from a set of tags using various options in the sidebar or|
|Detail Plugin Description||
Posts By Tag WordPress Plugin, provides sidebar widgets which can be used to display posts from a specific set of tags in the sidebar.
These tags can be specified in the widget or the Plugin can automatically retrieve them from the current post tags, post slug or form custom field. The custom fields can be specified in the edit post or page screen.
You can also use shortcode or template function to display the posts.
The Plugin caches the posts of each widget separately, and issues database queries only when needed. This will reduce the amount of database queries involved for each page load and will therefore be light on your server. If this clashes with other Plugins, you also have an option to disable it.
Posts By Tag Plugin provides a sidebar widget which can be configured to display posts from a set of tags in the sidebar. You can have multiple widgets with different set of tags configured for each one of them.
Each widget allows you to choose
To add the widget, log into your WordPress admin console and go to Appearances -> Widgets. You will find the widget with the title "Posts By Tag". Drag and drop it in the sidebar where you want the widget to be displayed.
In addition to using the widget, you can also use the following template function to display posts from a set of tags, anywhere in the theme.
The following options can be passed in the $options array
In addition to the above options the following options are available in the Pro addon
You can checkout some example PHP code that shows how you can call the template function with different options.
You can also include the following shortcode in your blog posts or WordPress page, to display the posts from the set of tags.
All the parameters that are accepted by the template tag can also be used in the shortcode.
You can checkout some example shortcodes that shows how you can use the shortcode with different options.
You can also specify the tags for each post or page and a custom title using custom field. The UI for the custom field is available on the right side of the add/edit post/page screen in WordPress admin console.
Styling using CSS
The Plugin adds the following CSS classes. If you want to customize the look of the widget then can change it by adding custom styles to these CSS classes and ids.
If you want to output categories of the post as class names(so that you can style them differently), then you can get the code from this forum thread.
If you are using the widget, then the Plugin automatically caches the db queries. This will greatly improve the performance of you page. If this clashes with other Plugins or if you want to manage the cache yourself, then you disable the cache if needed.
However if you are going to use the shortcode or the template directly, then you might have to cache the output yourself.
Development and Support
If you are not familiar with either git or Github then refer to this guide to see how fork and send pull request.
If you are looking for ideas, then you can start with one of the following TODO items :)
The following are the features that I am thinking of adding to the Plugin, when I get some free time. If you have any feature request or want to increase the priority of a particular feature, then let me know by adding them to github issues.
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