Category Shortcode

Version: 1.3

Version : 1.3

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Plugin adds shortcode capability for adding posts by category to a page.

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This plugin creates the [Category]] Shortcode. The code takes 5 arguments: number: the number of posts to display. 0 equals the default number. -1 equals the total available. Order: Ascending or Descending Display Method: Full, Excerpt, Title Order By: Author, Date, Title, Modified, Parent, ID, Rand, None, or Comment Count. Category: this is the category id the category or categories that should be searched. Multiple categories can be specified in a comma separated list. Example shortcode: [Category number=’5′ method=’title’ order=’asc’ id=’11,45′ orderby=’comment_count’] This will show 5 posts in ascending order of category 11 and 45 as arranged by comment_count and will display just the post titles. Acknowledgements A big thank you to g33kg0dd3ss for figuring out the 1.3 fix issue with the loop being broken. She contributed the patch fix. Future Additions? Let plugin form allow for multiple category selections Let plugin form allow for multiple orderby methods In admin form restrict Number of posts to numbers only. In admin form setup a copy and paste script Accept a category name as a valid input Internationalization of the plugin Improve Formatting of Posts / Make formatting easier to edit./ Give user more control over formatting Allow attachments to come through Turn title links on or off. Allow comments in output Give user more control over the postformatting Add ability to...

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About Category Shortcode

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This plugin creates the [Category]] Shortcode. The code takes 5 arguments: number: the number of posts to display. 0 equals the default number. -1 equals the total available. Order: Ascending or Descending Display Method: Full, Excerpt, Title Order By: Author, Date, Title, Modified, Parent, ID, Rand, None, or Comment Count. Category: this is the category id the category or categories....

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Speed Test Benchmark

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+ 0.12s
/(front page)
- 0.12s
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
- 0.01s
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
- 0.11s
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 0.11s
/wp-admin/index.php
- 0s
/wp-admin/media-new.php
+ 0.12s
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 0.76s
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
+ 0.14s
/wp-admin/post-new.php
- 0s
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 0.04s
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 0.37s

Memory Usage Memory Usage Benchmark

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Change

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- 11.7KB
/ (front page)
- 9.4KB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 0.21KB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 0.42KB
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 0.42KB
/wp-admin/index.php
+ 0.42KB
/wp-admin/media-new.php
+ 0.31KB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 0.35KB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
- 11.47KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 1.26KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 1.18KB
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 0.21KB

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  • [17-Oct-2019 14:45:34 UTC] PHP Notice: Undefined variable: category in /wp-content/plugins/category-shortcode-w-generator/category_shortcode.php on line 260
  • [17-Oct-2019 14:45:34 UTC] PHP Notice: Trying to get property 'parent' of non-object in /wp-content/plugins/category-shortcode-w-generator/category_shortcode.php on line 260

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