Create a List of Specific Posts with W4 Post List Plugin for WordPress

Sometimes, there will be a requirement to display list of specific posts related to a particular category. W4 Post List is a plugin that enables you to create a list of posts and display those using shortcodes.

In order to install the plugin, you need to search using the keyword – W4 Post List, install and activate it from within the admin dashboard. You will find a new entry for the plugin on the navigation panel.

(1) Select Add New to begin the creation of a new list

(2) You will view a new page titled – New List with which you will be able to create a new list. It is possible to display results based on the period such as year, month on it the posts are published in addition to group order. You can also select the relevant categories and tags and the plugin will showcase posts based on the options you selected.

Figure_1_List

(3) After providing list title, post status and the category, select Publish button to save the list. You will view a shortcode as shown below, which you can use to display the results on a post.

Figure_2_List

(4) Copy the shortcode and compose a new post. You will have to provide the shortcode by selecting Text tab on the post editor. Select Save Draft button and view the post by selecting Preview post link.

You will be able to view the list of all posts which falls under the category you selected.

While Archives page displays the whole post and their content, W4 Post List provides an ability to refine the list as per your taste and preferences.

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One Comment on Create a List of Specific Posts with W4 Post List Plugin for WordPress

  1. Ryan says:

    Thanks, the plugin seems great. So much flexibility. However, i expected there would be a tinymce button to quickly create a list.

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