Show posts

This shortcode allows you to create a grid of specific posts with configurable options. To do this use the [show_posts] shortcode.

As always, there are quite a few useful parameters available.

Default settings:

[show_posts category="" parent_page="" custom_post="" taxonomy="" specific_posts="" columns="3" posts_per_page="9" orderby="date" sort_order="DESC" titles="yes" excerpts="yes" dates="no"]

Parameter options:

category = show posts from a category name. Type a comma-separated list for more than one category.
parent_page = show child posts of a parent.
custom_post = show posts from a specific custom post type.
taxonomy = show posts from a particular taxonomy.
specific_posts = show specific, unrelated posts. Type the IDs of each post, separated by a comma.
columns = the number of columns for the grid. Between 1 and 4. Default is 3.
posts_per_page = how many posts to show before paging appears.
orderby = set the order of the posts e.g. date, menu_order, ID, author, rand, name.
sort_order = set whether posts should be sorted in ascending or descending order (ASC or DESC).
titles = set whether post titles should be displayed.
excerpts = set whether excerpts should be displayed. If the excerpt field hasn't been used on posts, then it'll use the first 100 characters of the body content from each post.
dates = set whether dates should be displayed.

Depending on the site, some further tweaks to the CSS might be required to ensure that all of this styling works. Ask for help if required.

If you don’t specify one of the parameters then it’ll use the default ones as above.


Example 1

This example displays specific posts IDs 3713 and 3723.

[show_posts specific_posts="3713,3723" columns="2" dates="yes"]

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Example 2

This example displays posts from the custom post type called fluidal.

[show_posts custom_post="fluidal" posts_per_page="6" columns="3" dates="no"]


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