Latest Post Shortcode Options Sample

For each of the shortcode options, I will give a small example of the key and value.


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The plugin Latest Post Shortcode options are

  • Number of Posts: how many to display if no pagination.
    limit="4"
  • Pagination : No pagination, Paginate results. For the paginate results, there are extra available options
    • Records Per Page
      perpage="4"
    • Offset
      offset="0"
    • Navigation options: Hide Pages Navigation, Show Pages Navigation (range of 4 visible pages), Show Pages Navigation (range of 5 visible pages), Show Pages Navigation (range of 10 visible pages)
      showpages="5"
    • Pagination Position : Above the results, Below the results, Above & Below the results
      pagespos="2"
  • Post Type* : the post types to be selected
    type="post"
  • Display Post: what details to display about each post.
    display="title,date,content-small"
  • Chars from excerpt / content : this will allow to specify a number of chars for the options that require few chars,
    chrlimit="50"
  • Use Post URL: No link to the post, Link to the post, Link to the post (_blank)
    url="yes"
  • Extra Options: Show post tags, Ajax Pagination
    show_extra="tags,ajax_pagination"
  • Order by: Date DESC, Date ASC, Menu Order ASC, Menu Order DESC, Title ASC, Title DESC
    orderby="dateD"
  • Status: select the post statuses you want to be¬†exposed (this is dynamical, the list of post statuses will include the native statuses and the post statuses registered in your application by the other plugins)
    status="publish,private"
  • Use Image* : No image or one selected image size
    image="thumbnail"
  • CSS Class Selector : you can use the builtin two-columns or three-columns CSS classes, or you can create your own custom CSS and specify here the selectors
    css="custom-css-class"
  • Tile Pattern : order of the HTML tags (image, title, text, link).
    elements="3"
  • Select The Latest From Taxonomy
    • Taxonomy*
      taxonomy="category"
    • Term
      term="samples"
  • Select The Latest Posts With The Tag
    • Tag
      tag="photography"
    • Dynamic: No, use the selected ones or Yes, use the current post tags (this option is useful when you want to display related content on a page)
      dtag="yes"
    • Exclude Posts with Tags
      exclude_tags="slug1,slug2"
  • Select The Posts By IDs : you can specify the Post IDs
    id="10,11,23,25"
  • The Latest Posts By Parent IDs: you can specify the Parent IDs.
    parent="1,2,3"

Your potential shortcode might look similar to (don’t forget to use the square brackets)
latest-selected-content limit="4" type="post" display="title,content-small" chrlimit="50" image="full" elements="0" css="two-columns" taxonomy="category" term="samples" orderby="dateA"


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