Installation

Installation of WP Blog and Widgets requires a few small clicks. To install the plugin, please use the following steps:

Via WordPress dashboard

  • Go to Plugins-> Click on Add New.
  • Search for ” WP Blog and widgets”
    wordpress-blog-plugin
  • Click on “Install Now” button and activate.

With FTP

  • Go to WordPress.org and Download WP Blog and Widgets.
  • Upload the ‘wp-blog-and-widgets’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  • Activate the WP Blog and widgets plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  • You can also go to Plugins-> Add New -> Search for “WP Blog and Widget”

WP Blog and widgets should now be installed successfully!

Getting started with WP Blog and Widgets

WP Blog and Widgets add a Menu tab in WP Admin side with the name “Blog” where you can add a new Blog post, edit and delete. You can also add categories for the blog.
blog
The Below screen shows how to add a blog post. You just click on “Add Blog” and an insert blog title and content as you add for WordPress post.
add-blog

How to display and short codes

Display a Blog page is very simple. Just go to Pages-> add New and add page title ie Blog and shortcode [blog]
add-blog-page
This WordPress blog plugin contains two shortcode:

1) Display Blog in a page (list view and grid view)
[blog limit="10"]

2) Display Latest blog on Homepage/Frontpage in list view and grid view
[recent_blog_post limit="3" grid="3"]

Display Blog post by category:
[blog category="category_id"]

Complete shortcode example:

Following are Blog Parameters:
[blog]

  • Limit: [blog limit="10"] (Display latest 10 blog post and then pagination).
  • Pagination Type: [blog pagination_type="numeric"] (select the pagination type for blog. i.e. “numeric” OR “next-prev”).
  • Category: [blog category="category_id"] (Display Blog post categories wise).
  • Grid: [blog grid="2"] (Display blog in Grid formats).
  • Show Date: [blog show_date="false"] (Display Blog date OR not. By default value is “True”. Options are “true OR false”)
  • Show Author: [blog show_author="false"] (Display Blog author OR not. By default value is “True”. Options are “true OR false”)
  • Show Content: [blog show_content="true" ] (Display blog post Short content OR not. By default value is “True”. Options are “true OR false”).
  • Show Full Content: [blog show_full_content="true"] (Display Full Blog post content on main page if you do not want word limit. By default value is “false”)
  • Show Category Name: [blog show_category_name="true" ] (Display blog post category name OR not. By default value is “True”. Options are “true OR false”).
  • Content Words Limit: [blog content_words_limit="30" ] (Control blog post short content Words limit. By default limit is 20 words).

Following are Blog Parameters:
[recent_blog_post]

  • Limit: [recent_blog_post limit="10"] (Display latest 10 blog post and then pagination).
  • Category: [recent_blog_post category="category_id"] (Display Blog post categories wise).
  • Grid: [recent_blog_post grid="2"] (Display blog in Grid formats).
  • Show Date: [recent_blog_post show_date="false"] (Display Blog date OR not. By default value is “True”. Options are “true OR false”)
  • Show Author: [recent_blog_post show_author="false"] (Display Blog author OR not. By default value is “True”. Options are “true OR false”)
  • Show Content: [recent_blog_post show_content="true" ] (Display blog post Short content OR not. By default value is “True”. Options are “true OR false”).
  • Show Category Name: [recent_blog_post show_category_name="true" ] (Display blog post category name OR not. By default value is “True”. Options are “true OR false”).
  • Content Words Limit: [recent_blog_post content_words_limit="30" ] (Control blog post short content Words limit. By default limit is 20 words).

Widgets

Right now this plugin contains only one Widget. Widget Options are added like Show Blog date, Show Blog Categories, Select Blog Categories. Just got to Appearance -> Widget and select “Latest Blog Widget”
add-blog-widgets

Updated On 26 Oct 2016