¿What is FeatureMe?
FeatureMe is a wordpress plugin that allows you to manage a featured posts list for your sidebar. It´s perfect for those great blog entries you´ve written and would like everybody to read but keep getting buried in the archives. Check the sidebar of this blog to see a working sample under the “Posts destacados” box (AJAX magic tricks are not included in the plugin).
How to install
- Download the plugin
- Unzip the contents and copy featureme.php to your wordpress plugin folder wich is probably located at http://yoursite/wp-content/plugins.
- Go to your wordpress administration panel and activate the plugin
- That´s about it.
How to use
Once you have installed the plugin you will see a checkbox labeled ‘Feature Me!’ below the text area on your write/edit post page. You can add or remove the post from the featured posts list simply by clicking on it.
To display the list just add the following code to your page wherever you want it to appear:
<?php show_featured_posts( [max_posts], [offset], [before], [after] ); ?>
max_posts is an integer variable that controls how many entries you want to show. It defaults to 5 if you leave it empty.
An offset is supported in case you want to start displaying the list from a specific post instead of right from the beggining. Default value is 0.
By using before and after you can add code or an image to each of the entries. They default to ‘<li>’ and ‘</li>’ respectively if a value is not specified.
If you are getting a “table does not exist” message after intalling the plugin make sure you dropped featureme.php on the root of your plugins directory. If you leave it on a folder on a level below the install procedure will not work correctly. Deactivate the plugin, move the file and activate again.
Latest version: 0.9
FeatureMe has been tested on WordPress 2.1 and newer versions. It might not work on 1.5 and older WP installs.
I strongly recommend backing up your WP database before activating. FeatureMe uses it´s own table on your database wich is created when you intall the plugin. It doesn´t modify any other tables at this point but is always better to be safe than sorry.
This software is provided “as is” without any expressed or implied warranties.
FeatureMe is published under the latest GNU General Public License (GPL).
- Options and management page
- Exclude and include functions
If you find a bug or have any ideas on how to improve the plugin please contact me at hola (at) oscaralcala (dot) com