Installation

How to activate the widget

Installation

Upload the ZIP file with WordPress (Dashboard > Plugins > Installed Plugins > “Add New” button > “Upload Plugin” button >) or copy it to your plugin folder ([your-wp-installation]/wp-content/plugins/term-and-category-based-posts-widget) to your wordpress installation.

How to activate the widget

In the admin panel  Plugins > Installed Plugins > Term and Category Based Posts Widget is an action link License below the widget name. Click this and you come to the Licens activation admin panel.

plugins-action-link

plugins action link

In the License activation panel you have to enter your license key and Save Changes button. Up to now your widget is activated and is visible placeble to your widget areas or as shortcode to the content.

Licens activation

Licens activation

If you want to deactivate the license, for example in order to move it to another site, submit an empty value as the license key.

License transfer between sites

Sometimes when going from development to production the domain of the site changes and if you’re not going to keep a live development server, it doesn’t make any sense for both the user or us to make the user buy two licenses just for that.
With Term and Category based Posts Widget v4.7 and heigher you’ll be able to just deactivate the license on your development site and activate it on production.

 

Use the widget

How to use Shortcode

How to use Shortcode

Write the shortcode slag or use the buttons in the editor toolbar

Write the shortcode slag or use the buttons in the editor toolbar

By using the [termposts] shortcode (for the free version use [catposts]) you can insert a unique widget into any place in a content. The shortcode has the same functionality and configuration options as a “normal” widget.

Inserting removing and configuring a shortcode

The shortcode [termposts] (for the free version use [catposts]) can be inserted in any type of content, anywhere. It is basically used to indicated where the widget will be displayed in the content. There can be only one shortcode per post/content, you can insert two but it will just present the same content in both places. Remove it by deleting the shortcode from the content.

After saving the post (or saving as draft) you can go with one click to the customizer

After saving the post (or saving as draft) you can go with one click to the customizer

Once the shortcode is in the content you need to get to the customizer for the post. The easiest way to do that is to go into preview from the post editing screen and click the “Customize” menu on the “admin bar” (Width one click to the customizer).  In the customizer you will find the “Category Posts Shortcode” section and entering it will show a form which the shortcode can be configured.

In the customizer use the lowest panel to configurate the widget options

In the customizer use the lowest panel to configurate the widget options

For more you can read our blog posts about shortcode or the documentation.

How to use Post List Alterations

How to use “Post item Alterations”

Alterations enable you to “spice up” the display by having different style for post items based on their location, e.g post item alteration or masonry with post item alteration. When alteration mode active two additional panels. One to alterate thumbnail and one to alterate details setting.
In the style panel itself, you can configure the pattern which is used to decide when alteration is being displayed.

There are two possible alteration patterns – first (normal) / last (alteration), and a general pattern.

Thumbnails and Thumbnails alterations

Here you can control how thumbnails are being displayed. The thumbnails is used to control the display of the thumbnails on the “main” items, while the “Thumbnails alterations” panel (displayed only when alterations are active) is used to control the display of the thumbnails in the alterations.

Post details and Post details alterations

Here You can control what text will appear as part of the post description. The “Post details” panel is used to control the display of the post details on the “main” items, while the “Post details alterations” panel (displayed only when alterations are active) is used to control the display of the post details in the alterations.