March 30, 2021 at 13:15 UTC - Views: 12 #67885mbreeseParticipant
I am trying to make a list of posts (title only, super short excerpt, and a tiny, tiny featured image thumbnail if one exists) display in a box on the front page of a site. I want the posts to display only new posts from the current date, OR if there are no new posts for the current date, a list of posts from the last day there were new posts. Can the Page with Posts template do this? Or maybe the Weaver Show Posts plugin?March 30, 2021 at 16:27 UTC - Views: 17 #67888scramblerModerator
Automatic excerpt length can only be changed globally in WordPress settings, or locally with the show posts shortcode.
If using a page with posts if you need different excerpt length than on other blog pages, you would need to create manual excerpt for each posts that have the exact content you want.
Tiny featured image:
You can set the featured image size globally with the post specifics settings in which the smallest size is thumbnail, at the size you setup in WordPress media settings
We can go below that by reducing the with Custom CSS for that page only once the page is built.
page with posts can only select the last n posts.
Show posts shortcode filter can let you select posts for today.
Now about “OR if there are no new posts for the current date, a list of posts from the last day there were new posts”
That were things become complicated, and I am not sure you could doo that with either. That said, the showposts shortcode also has the option to use a WordPress query, and you may be able to do that using this.
So your best best is to experiment with the Show posts shortcode, and research WordPress queries to see if there is a way to do the selection you desireMarch 30, 2021 at 17:38 UTC - Views: 14 #67889mbreeseParticipant
Show Posts Shortcode it is.
I was just looking at the show-post parameters on the show post tab of the plugin, and did not see where it can be sorted for today only, but then saw it was available on the filter tab.
WP Query: so you are saying that if there are no posts today, the show post plugin will show no posts. If I want to try to make the “OR” happen, I need to 1) see if it can be done with WP Query, or live with probably choosing “n” posts. That way it will always have the “n” most recent posts regardless of the date.
Thanks. I’ll work on this a bit more and if I have trouble with the excerpt length and FI size on a per page basis I’ll check back.
Oh and, as I mentioned I did not see the date parameter on the show post shortcode list, here the list of what I see on the show post tab of the plugin… in case date is supposed to be there and it is not.
cols=1 display posts in 1 to 3 columns
filter=” use named filter – all other parameters ignored when filter specified
hide_bottom_info=false hide bottom info line
hide_featured_image=false hide featured image – FI is displayed by default
hide_title=false hide the title
hide_top_info=false hide the top info line
show=full show: title | excerpt | full | titlelist | title_featured
show_avatar=false show the author avatar
more_msg=”New More Message” replacement for Continue Reading excerpt message
use_paging=false Use paging when displaying multiple posts
no_top_clear=false Prevents “clear:both” at beginning of posts display.
category_name=list list of categories by slug
post_ids list of posts by IDs
post_slug single post by specified post slug name
WP_Query args Any standard WP_Query argument (not including those needing array()).
As for theMarch 30, 2021 at 18:31 UTC - Views: 8 #67892scramblerModerator
Dashboard > Weaver Posts and Slider options > Filter TAB> Define content selection Section > Date Section (two boxes before the WP query which is last on the page)
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