WordPress Display specific/multiple posts as Featured Post List Plugins

WordPress Featured Post List Plugin

Some time before i was searching to have a option to display a specific post list on my sidebar coz my clients wanted this feature in your websites. Infact we have many other plugins to display “recent posts” Popular post and specific post with details too but not list in sidebar. so i have decided to develop a plugins for that requirements.

so this plugin in developed. ( requirement is mother of invention lol :) )

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Installation Instructions

1. unzip file and upload file “featured-posts-list.php” into your /wp-content/plugins/.
2. Go to your plugins page and activate plugin.
3. Go to Settings/options >> Featured Posts List tab to update posts Id’s to display under your featured Posts list on your site.
4. you can user multiple posts Id’s by use comma. example : 1, 2, 3, it will display 3 post lists
5. add <?php featuredpostsList(); ?> on your sidebar.php or any other page to display featured posts list.
6. you can pass before and after varibles. this is default setting <?php featuredpostsList($before = <li>”, $after = </li>”) ?>

If you like this plugin, please leave your comments.

57 thoughts on “WordPress Display specific/multiple posts as Featured Post List Plugins”

  1. Hello. Unfortunately I have not been able to make it work. I tried both ways: have it in a text widget (I would prefer this one) or have it pasted into sidebar.php. Can you please advice me?


  2. Hi Mihail,
    so sorry about you, you need to paste it direct into sidebar.php, it wont work with widget.

    try this in your sidebar.php

    <li><h2>Featured Posts</h2>
    < ?php featuredpostsList(); ?>

    and must activate plugin
    it will work

  3. I’ve tried this in wp 2.7 and it doesn’t function properly. It will only display the last record in the posts table, no matter what post id’s I set.

  4. NO, i have checked it from my end also today after get your reply.. even i know many guy using 2.7 version with this plugins, and not face any problem yet..

    check from your end again,
    it should works

  5. Girish,
    When ever you try to edit any post in admin panel, you will see a ID in query string ( explorer address bar) that is the ID of that post,

    you can use that to display as featured list

  6. Please try to use this < ?php featuredpostsList(); ?>
    or you can use your code in template like this
    < ?php featuredpostsList($before = ‘<li>’, $after = ‘</li>’) ?>

  7. This is for display list like you can view on topright side “Featured Posts” on w3cgallery.com, its not display feature post with image and text

  8. Yes Scott,
    it doesnot work in widget, as you can see above messages.
    im working on other version. and that will be update soon, keep track

  9. featured posts not showing up on category or tag pages. they show up fine on front page. seems that the before and after show up but not the data, the link and title? can you tell me how to fix this? Thanks

  10. Thanks, Duane i guess you are using Page id or wrong post id
    remember, this will display only posts, so use only post ID’s

    it wont work with page id

    use post like this

    1st post id , 2nd post id ,

  11. It’s showing all of the posts that I put IDs for. I’m using the post # that WordPress is showing me. The source HTML is showing a blank anchor link in the beginning, but all of the posts I want are listed.

  12. I got the same problem as o4tuna.
    I put it the ids, and it doesnt show the post i placed there, it just shows the last post, serveral times, for every id i placed.
    The strange thing is I tested my site in Xampp offline before. In there it works properly. Could some other plugin mess it up?
    Thanks for any help..

  13. I think, I found the problem. The Plugin “Adhesive” doesn´t work well with this plugin. It´s some plugin for stickys, I think. I just deactivated it and now everything works well. I just hope, that sticky-plugins won´t cause problems in general.

  14. I have been looking for a code like this for some time. Thank you very much for the help. One quick question. When I put the code in, the post titles only list five at a time, and then allows users to press next entries to see more post titles. Is there a way to simply list all of the post titles on one page?

  15. Has this plugin been updated to work with a widget yet? If not does anyone have a featured posts plugin that does? Direct editing of the sidebar.php has gone out of style a long time ago.

  16. Dear SAN, the plugin is fantastic. There is however one thing I’d appreciate help with:

    How would Add this to the existing plugin code:

    As you can see, I want to have the date appear after the post title.

    I just don’t know where and how to implement the code because Plugins aren’t my speciality!

    Would very much appreciate the help!

  17. JK, you need to edit wp-content/plugins/featured-post-listing2.php file, it has h1 tag for title, and rest below. just make some css changes and it will be fixed

  18. I am using TweetSheep as a template. It is great. I want to show the featured post in the Featured Post section at the top of each page in the space provided in the template. Can you provide instructions on how to do this? thanks

  19. excuse me. Please could you explain in detail (complete) how step-by-step how to set the WordPress Featured Post List Plugin. Because I think your explanation is very disjointed. Because I’ve tried but can not work does not even look at the view my website. Adding php code in sidebar.php any errors continue

  20. Hi!, thank you for this post, it really helps people like me that come from another project setup technology. It really confuses all the settings you see on the targets and build an Build Phases and Rules, I think it will slowly make sense. Anyways I think this was a perfect start for what I was looking.

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