Blog

Insert a blog post list using the blog shortcode. Add the shortcode to a page or other content area to produce a list of blog posts. Optional parameters allow customization of the display.

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Example shortcode:

[blog category="1" style="1" posts_per_page="5" paging="false" image_width="280" image_height="180" excerpt_length="60" read_more="read more" show_category_list="false" orderby="rand"]

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Example shortcode:

[blog category="1" posts_per_page="5" paging="false" image_width="415" image_height="200" excerpt_length="35" read_more="read more" orderby="rand"]

Blog from Categories

[blog category="7,8,9"]

Parameters

style
(int) (Optional) The post list layout style. Values: 1, 2
category
(string) The category ID’s to pull posts from. Can be entered as a comma separated list.
images
(bool) (Optional) Show featured image in blog list. (true/false)
image_width
(integer) (Optional) The featured image height. Set to “0″ for auto.
image_height
(integer) (Optional) The featured image width. Set to “0″ for auto.
post_content
(string) (Optional) Display excerpt or full post. Values: excerpt, full
excerpt_length
(integer) (Optional) The length of the excerpt, number of words to display. Set to “-1″ for no excerpt.
show_date
(bool) (Optional) Show or hide the post date. (true/false)
author_link
(bool) (Optional) Show or hide the author name and link. (true/false)
comments_link
(bool) (Optional) Show or hide the comments link. (true/false)
show_category_list
(bool) (Optional) Show or hide the list of categories assigned to the post. (true/false)
show_tag_list
(bool) (Optional) Show or hide the list of tags assigned to the post. (true/false)
posts_per_page
(integer) (Optional) The number of posts to display on each page.
paging
(bool) (Optional) Enable paging. (true/false)
read_more
(string) (Optional) Shows entered text at the end of the excerpt linking to full post. For example: read_more=”More…”


Examples

Posts from categories with paging and post details:

[blog category="7,8,9" author_avatar="true" show_date="true" paging="true"]

Posts from categories, full post no images:

[blog category="7,8,9" post_content="full" images="false"]

Blog from Pages

Blogs may also be generated from pages using a list of page ID’s or the child pages from a parent page ID.

Page Parameters

post_type
(string) (Required) Directs the query to use pages instead of posts. Must include the value “page”.
page_id
(string) The page ID’s to include. Can be entered as a comma separated list.
post_parent
(integer) (Optional) Show child pages of the selected parent. Similar to using a category for posts.


Examples

Pages from list of page ID’s:

[blog post_type="page" page_id="10,11,12"]

Child pages from parent page ID:

[blog post_type="page" post_parent="9"]

Order and Orderby Parameters

order
(string) (Optional) Designates the ascending or descending order of the “orderby” parameter.

“ASC” – ascending order from lowest to highest values (1, 2, 3; a, b, c).
“DESC” – descending order from highest to lowest values (3, 2, 1; c, b, a).
orderby
(string) (Optional) Sort posts by.

‘none’ – No order.
‘id’ – Order by post id.
‘author’ – Order by author.
‘title’ – Order by title.
‘date’ – Order by date. (default)
‘modified’ – Order by last modified date.
‘parent’ – Order by post/page parent id.
‘rand’ – Random order.
‘comment_count’ – Order by number of comments
‘menu_order’ – Order by Page Order.

Examples

Display random posts:

[blog category="8" orderby="rand"]

Display popular posts:

[blog category="8" orderby="comment_count"]

Advanced Parameters

For advanced usage, you can add most parameters accepted by WP_Query . The shortcode can use any of these parameters which are string or an integer values. Arrays are not supported.

Example use of WP_Query s parameter used to return a query filtered by a search term.

s
(string) (Optional) Search string for filtering upon a given term.
cat
(string) (Optional) Include or exclude categories. Prefix with a ‘-’ (minus) sign to exclude.
author
(int) (Optional) Results by author id.
Many, many more…
See all WP_Query parameters.

Display posts based on search results:

[blog category="8" s="Lorem Ipsum"]

Display all posts except those from a category by prefixing its id with a ‘-’ (minus) sign:

[blog cat="-8"]

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