September 11, 2012

How to Display Posts in a WordPress Sidebar

Posts in Sidebar WordPress Free Plugin

 

It’s just amazing how WordPress is so flexible that you can accomplish almost anything you want to do with it. Adding a Google Map to WordPress, writing a live blog post, or even managing your entire web-based projects and businesses through WordPress are just examples of how you can utilize WordPress to meet your requirements. But, have you ever wished you could just display a post or a group of posts at your WordPress theme’s sidebar? Well, now and thanks to a new plugin called Posts in Sidebar by Aldo Latino, a WordPress enthusiast from Italy who has also created a few other plugins such as Delicious Wishlist for WordPress and Compact Archives Widget.

 

Posts in Sidebar Features:

After you download and install Posts in Sidebar head over to your Widgets page found under Appearance menu of your WordPress dashboard. you will notice a new widget called Posts in Sidebar, where it will let you select which post(s) you wish to display by making a few selections to determine these posts based on their author, the category they belong to, the tags that are attached to them. The offered options also include a link to archive pages, the ability to display featured images plus more useful options. The following screenshot will show you what Posts in Sidebar has to offerL

Posts in Sidebar plugin screenshot

 

The great news obviously is that Posts in Sidebar is absolutely free and available to download from the official WordPress plugins repository. What do you think? do you have a special usage for this plugin? Do you know of any other plugin that does a similar job?

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