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Looking for a WordPress Plugin That Publishes a Gallery of Blog Posts or Pages

Discussion in 'WordPress Plugins' started by Kevin Muldoon, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. I am sure I have seen a plugin like this before, but for the life of me I cannot find it (I imagine it is somewhere on CodeCanyon).

    I am looking for a plugin that lets me publish a list of posts on a page using a shortcode. The posts would be listed with the post thumbnail and the post title. Ideally, it would support pages too.

    For example, if I had 25 posts about a specific topic, I could list all of these posts using thumbnails on a dedicated page. In essence, I will be repackaging up a lot of my old content and highlighting them on a page that displays their thumbnail and post.

    Does anyone know of a plugin like this?

    Kevin
     
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  2. Thanks Sanjay.

    Get Post List With Thumbnails seems like it could be exactly what I am looking for. I will try this out later today :)
     
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  3. #4 Kris Hoja, Jan 16, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2015
    Wouldn't it be faster by using page template and then query the posts?
    Something like this (untested ;) )
    PHP:
    $args = array(
        
    'post__in' => array(43,23,65);
    );
    $posts get_posts($args);
    foreach (
    $posts as $p) :
        
    //post!
    endforeach;
    or

    PHP:
    $myarray = array('144''246');

    $args = array(
       
    'post_type' => 'ai1ec_event',
       
    'post__in'      => $myarray
    );
    // The Query
    $the_query = new WP_Query$args );
    And if you disagree, here is that plugin :) http://codecanyon.net/item/grid-fx-ultimate-grid-plugin-for-wordpress/5615317
     
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  4. Thanks Kris.

    I thought a plugin solution would be better as it would have better styling. Plus I wouldn't have to create a new page template every time I changed themes.

    I have reviewed GridFX in the past; but forgot it could do that. I might give that a try as it still actively updated and looks flexible enough to do what I need.

    Thanks :)
     
  5. Well for such a simple job I would simply create a function with shortcode. Thats best and can be changed from template to template, and gives you better control on the output.
     
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  6. Would you design it as a plugin Prakash?
     
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  8. That looks really good Kris. It does not display thumbnails, however I could display an image at the top of each category and display the links underneath. I might give that a try.
     
  9. I guess you could also modify the plugin core a little bit to display thumbnails, should be pretty easy :)
     
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  10. The plugin can actually display thumbnails. I'm playing around with it now. I'll let you know when I have completed the page so you can see what it looks like.
     
  11. Wow, nice one! :) And at least currently updated.
     
  12. Yeah. I am going to start with a simple list first and build up the list of reviews. Then I will look at how I can customise the list with thumbnails and descriptions etc. Looks like it's pretty flexible.
     
  13. I will see if I can create a custom function that anyone can use in their functions.php > I personally feel there is no need for additional plugins to do this job as I have done this in my custom themes many a times!
     
  14. #16 Brian Jackson, Jan 18, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015
    Ya that is an awesome plugin Kevin!!! I am totally using that for some of my checklist pages. I also just completely redesigned my Archives page with that plugin: http://brianjackson.io/archives/ Awesome.
     
  15. I think a plugin is useful for something like this as I do not have to create a new template every time I change theme. Plus I do not have to spend time debugging it as the plugin developer handles that.

    I appreciate someone with your experience would handle this yourself.

    Have you become familiar with the custom templates yet? On the plugin developer page I saw examples of template designs, but I did not see the code for those templates.
     
  16. On this page the example code is below it: http://w4dev.com/wp/w4-post-list-examples

    upload_2015-1-18_12-52-14.png
    He also has template examples in the plugin under documentation.

    upload_2015-1-18_12-52-45.png

    I am using a custom template for my archive page that I kind of pieced together:

    Code:
    [groups]
    <h4>[group_title]</h4>
    <ul class="list-archives">
    [posts]
    <li>[title]</li>
    <span style="font-size:14px; padding-left:10px;">Published on the [post_date format="jS"] and <span style="border-bottom:1px dashed #DDD;">Updated on [post_modified_date format="m/d/Y"]</span> with [post_comment_count] comments.</span>
    <br />
    [/posts]
    </ul>
    [/groups]
    with a style of this:

    Code:
    #w4pl-list-13972 li{ background-color: #f9f8f8; margin-top:-10px; padding-top: 10px; padding-left:10px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-right:20px; }
     
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  17. I'm an idiot. I didn't realise he was displaying the code behind that drop down menu.

    Thanks for that. I am going to play around with it and see what I come up with.
     
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  18. I have only been playing around with this a few minutes, but I can see a lot of ways this could be used to display content on a website.

    It could even be used to display links to areas of your website on the home page.
     

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