A Tutorial to Help Creating Shortcodes for Latest Posts
The 2.5 version of WordPress has introduced shortcode API in the WP development that has been preferred by almost every WordPress user to customize or improve their blogs or websites. But why? Well, it is simple to use, consists of understandable set of functions that help users to create macro codes. They are provided with amazing flexibility and enable every user to upload dynamic content on their sites with the help of macros without requiring to learn professional skills.
Apart from the awesomeness and easiness of WP CMS development, most of the people encounter problems particularly when they have to display recent posts on their front pages. If you also have the same problem, then continue reading and check out a quick tutorial below. This tutorial gives you the step wise procedure right from making shortcodes for [recent posts] to [the recent-posts posts “5”]. So let’s get started:
How can you make shortcodes to feature recent posts?
Initially, you will have to create WordPress shortcodes for recent posts. Amusingly, the whole development procedure hardly takes PHP skills and knowledge.
Make a function that is called CALLBCK FUNCTION
Register the shortcodes with unique names in order to avoid conflicts.
Include codes into WP to perform register_shortcode () functions. Also, you have to include registration functions to initialize WordPress actions.
How to make shortcodes to feature certain number of posts?
In order to feature certain numbers of posts, you have to make extra sets of shortcodes for which, you need to have built in shortcode_atts () functions in WordPress and haul out () PHP functions. These built in functions of WordPress play an impotent role in incorporating the attributes (parameters) of users’ shortcodes along with native attributes (parameters).
How to make shortcodes for displaying headings for list of posts?
In order to include the feature of displaying headings as content for the list of posts, you have to use the second parameter that is $content in callback functions. Then, include them in the form of h3 headings that will yield results somewhat similar to HTML tags.
Yes, do check all your shortcodes before adding. It is really a necessary and important step. It makes sure whether the code is working effectively or not. So, if you are a beginner with little coding knowledge, then you must consult with the shortcode WP plugins to know the style of pages and posts.