WordPress Plugin : Customizable Post Listings



The best thing about WordPress is that its functionality can be increased by the use of various plugins that are available all over the internet. I was looking for a plugin that can display Recent Entries from a specific category in the sidebar , that when i came across it.

Customizable Post Listings is a plugin by Scott Reilly that can display Recent Posts , Recent commented posts , Random posts etc in a customizable manner . The best thing is that the post searches can be narrowed by using Category , Author and stuff.

Installation and Use

  1. Download the plugin and unzip it into your plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin from the WordPress plugin page
  3. You can modify the options according to your likes in the plugin editor
  4. You can use the following codes to dispaly the relevent thing

To display Recent Postsuse <?php c2c_get_recent_posts(3); ?>where 3 is the number of posts to be displayed

To display Recently commneted posts use <?php c2c_get_recently_commented(3); ?>

There are a lot of functions which you can use and customize according to your needs.

16 Comments

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  2. K-IntheHouse says:

    Great find, Madhur! I have been looking for one like this.

    I like the new theme you have here.. :-)

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  4. Dozer says:

    Don’t know if anyone has noticed, but if you try to list for specific categories in 2.3.1 it doesn’t work. That is because several DB fields have been removed. I have been looking around for easy alternatives, but haven’t found any yet.

    The call to C2c_get_recent_posts will fail if specific categories are inserted……

    I’m in a panic because several things broke on the upgrade to 2.3.1 and I would be interested to see what everyone else is doing!

  5. erez says:

    Thanks for the great tips.