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February 26, 2016 at 3:20 am #175402Zoe
Just wondering actually if anyone had any suggestions on plugins that might work well for what I’m trying to do. Sorry if it makes no sense, I’m not overly technically saavy.
My website includes reviews of items, for which I create a new page for each (as opposed to my blog posts). Now that I’m writing more and more reviews, I’m trying to find a way to create a page that allows users to search and/or filter the available reviews, and see snapshots of them/snippets of them. So basically, I’m hoping to link one page (called ‘reviews’) that contains a filter function allowing users to select say ‘mesh heads’ and see all reviews categorised as mesh heads.
I hope that makes some kind of rambling sense….
Any suggestions welcome, thank you for your time.February 26, 2016 at 10:09 am #175484Tony
Take a look at Justified Image Grid
I use it for my photo galleries but I am sure it can also create grids of pages. As you will see on my website you can have filters for various categories. Worth a look maybe.
LoveItPhotographyFebruary 26, 2016 at 12:13 pm #175530TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
You’ll most likely need to find a plugin like the one Tony pointed out.
Instead of using pages, you should have a custom post type specifically for reviews.
Another option is creating a category for reviews in your blog, then use a plugin like this:
Let me know if you need more info 🙂February 26, 2016 at 6:27 pm #175592Zoe
Thank you both so much for your help! Tom you’re amazing 🙂February 26, 2016 at 9:53 pm #175619TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperJuly 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm #209786Andy
Did you ever find any time to work on that plugin for displaying posts by shortcode?.July 14, 2016 at 5:26 pm #209807TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperJuly 14, 2016 at 5:29 pm #209810Andy
Look forward to seeing it 🙂July 23, 2016 at 11:10 am #212287TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
I released it last night: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-show-posts/
It’s still very young, so lots of improvements and additions to come 🙂July 23, 2016 at 12:12 pm #212307Andy
Looks superb – another excellent addition to your 5 star collection of plugins/themes!. I just need a new client/project now to make use of it! 😀July 23, 2016 at 12:15 pm #212309TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperJuly 25, 2016 at 7:24 am #212685Max
I am a little late to the part but I use the following plugin to do want you want to do:
You can use this widget to display lists of specific pages or posts in your sidebar or footer widgets.
However on the bottom left of each page or post there is also a intelliwidget meta box. You can format the metabox to select whatever pages or post you want to display and then in the content window for that page you insert the following shortcode:
Excepts for each of your selected pages will then be displayed on that page. You can also style the look of the excepts (thumbnails etc) with the intelliwidget settings.
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