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Drop-Down Post List Plugin for WordPress · Dagon Design

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Version 1.33   Updated Monday, July 6th, 2009 at 6:18pm

Drop-Down Post List Plugin for WordPress

This plugin allows you to easily display drop-down boxes containing the posts for specified categories (or all categories). You can use this plugin by entering the trigger text in a post or page, or by adding the function call directly to your theme files. You can display as many drop-down boxes as you like, and you have a choice between a standard select box (with button), or a ‘jump menu’ (as the visitor clicks on a post, they will immediately be taken to that page without having to click a button). Other options are also available.

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Demo

This is a generated drop-down post list, listing the posts of a particular category:

Topic: WordPress Plugins and Mods


Installation

  • Download the above file, rename it from .txt to .php, and upload it to your plugins directory
  • Enable the plugin
  • Configure the plugin under the DDPostList options page

Usage

There are two ways you can use this plugin.

Note: In both examples below, replace # with the category ID you want to list posts from, or use the word all to display posts from all categories.

1) In a post or page:

<!-- ddpl # -->
<!-- ddpl all -->

2) In a template file::

<?php echo ddpl_list(#); ?>
<?php echo ddpl_list('all'); ?>

Change Log

  • 07-09-09 Version 1.33 – Added method to display posts from all categories. Changed the way the WP version was being detected for calls to the database.
  • 02-17-09 Version 1.32 – Small change to produce valid xhtml when using more than one drop-down on a page
  • 08-12-08 Version 1.31 – Small change to produce valid xhtml
  • 09-27-07 Version 1.3 – Updated to work with WordPress 2.3. Added ‘Load Default Options’ button
  • 08-01-07 Version 1.2 – Option added to specify default option in list
  • 07-29-07 Version 1.1 – More options added
  • 07-28-07 Version 1.0 – First release

Modifications

The code this plugin generates is fairly plain (no special formatting), but to make customization easy, the form has been assigned a CSS class: ddpl-form

For example, if you would like to set the width of the select field, add this code to your theme’s style sheet:

form.ddpl-form select { width: 200px; }

Options

Here are the current options available (found under the DDPostList options page)

Form Type – You can choose to have the plugin generate a ‘jump menu’, or a traditional list with a submit button

Default Option – If entered, this is the first option that will show up in the list (does not link to anything)

Button Text – If using a traditional list, this is the button text

Sorting Method – You can choose to sort by post date (ascending or descending), or post title

Post Limit – This allows you to define a limit for the number of posts in the list (0 for no limit)

Add Before Form – Code added here will be displayed before the generated form

Add After Form – Code added here will be displayed after the generated form

Add Before List – Code added here will be displayed before the list

Add After List – Code added here will be displayed after the list

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  1. Thank you for all the information.

  2. Thank you for all the information

  3. nice work g8 plugin

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  5. Thanks so much! Great plugin.

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  7. I was wondering if I could use the dropdown post list in a sidebar? I need to link to a lot of posts from various sidebar widgets. Thanks!

  8. I’m using it for my WP site. Your plugin is fantastic. Keep up the good work!

  9. Very informative post.
    Many thanks.

  10. please read through the comments because most common issues have already been discussed many times. Thanks.

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  12. How would I make one dropdown list open links in target=”_blank” while allowing other dropdown lists to jump in the same window?

  13. Great plugin!
    Thank you once again!

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