Note: I have mostly discontinued support for this plugin. If you are having problems I recommend trying Advanced Post List, which is a different, more current version of this plugin.
Kalin’s Post List WordPress plugin creates a shortcode, PHP snippet, or widget for placing highly customizable lists of posts, pages, or attachments into your post content or theme. View some Examples of this plugin in use, read the help/descriptions page, or view this tutorial or download it from WordPress.org.
I have decided to discontinue forward development on this plugin for the time being so I can concentrate on writing, but will continue answering questions, maintaining current WordPress compatibility and fixing bugs.
Here’s a screenshot of the main shortcode creation page:
This is part of the settings panel. Select your options, then save them as defaults then copy/paste the resulting shortcode into any page/post. Notice the “shortcode within the shortcode” ( [post_title], [post_permalink] ) giving you complete control over the appearance of your post list. There’s about 12 possible shortcodes. Detailed instructions are available in the admin help menu. In version 1.0 I added a feature to automatically generate the PHP function call which you can then easily copy anywhere into your theme. Custom post support, parent post support, advanced date formatting and a few other features added in version 2.0.
Here’s a list of all posts tagged “Post List WP plugin”. This list is generated by this plugin
These are bugs that were reported, but I can’t seem to reproduce, so they may not be real bugs or may occur only in very special situations:
If you have any information about these bugs, specifically what steps I can take to reproduce them, please let me know.
Sorry, this is cruel to list features I probably won’t implement, but if I were to come back and start development on this again, these are some things I would add …actually, Advanced Post List has implemented a couple of these features and may be adding more of them in the future.