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Aug032007

Those Were The Days / Featured Posts Widget

This is a featured posts plugin that provides configurable links to posts that you want to highlight on your blog. The output from the plugin can be displayed as a widget in the sidebar of your WordPress 2.2+ blog.

Features:

  • Configure the number of posts to be displayed and the method of selecting the posts (alphabetically, newest, oldest or randomly) displayed from the pool of posts.
  • Define the pool of posts, by selecting individual posts or whole categories from which featured posts will be drawn.
  • For featured posts show post title and optionally date, author and an excerpt of the post content.
  • Optionally] Select the frequency with which featured posts are reselected.
  • [Optionally] Choose to leave posts in the pool of posts after they have been featured or to remove them.

Installation & usage:

  • Download and extract to a local folder.
  • Upload extracted contents to /wp-content/plugins/ folder, and activate under Plugins tab in the WordPress Admin panel.
  • Go to the ‘Those Were The Days’ options page (Under ‘Options’ on the main admin menu) and configure!
  • To activate the widget click the ‘Presentation’ then ‘Widgets’ menu options and drag the ‘Those Were The Days’ block into your sidebar.
  • View you site Refresh it once and the widget will start to operate!

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