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Hashtag URL Placeholder

Description

Have you ever wanted to link directly to the lastest post in a post type / category, with out having to update your menu? Now you can use a #Hashtag inside of a custom menu item’s url. The custom menu item links to the latest post in a post type / category you choose.

Let’s say your readers want to only read the latest post in a category called news. You can create a #Hastag menu item and link them directly to the latest post in your category, straight from your menu.

Screenshots

  • Define Your Own Hashtag and pick a post type.
  • Create a Custom Menu Item and replace the URL with your Hashtag. The title of the item can be anything that you want.

Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘Hashtag URL Placeholder’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard
  5. Settings > Hashtag Latest Post

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select hashtag-url-placeholder.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard
  6. Settings > Hashtag Latest Post

Using FTP

  1. Download hashtag-url-placeholder.zip
  2. Extract the hashtag-url-placeholder directory to your computer
  3. Upload the hashtag-url-placeholder directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard
  5. Settings > Hashtag Latest Post

FAQ

Can I link to a category in a custom post type?

No. You can only link to a category, inside of the post type called post. Please leave all categories blank if your post type is different.

Contributors & Developers

“Hashtag URL Placeholder” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Change log

1.3

  • Major Release
  • Updated UI & UX.
  • Create five hashtags instead of two.
  • Added more notes in directions.
  • Added die function if any page is called, not by WP.
  • Uninstall file now deltes all options created.

1.2

  • Added new feature to link directly to a specific category. Post > News.
  • Updated UI and UX.
  • Excluded post types not relating to anything you can link to or want on your front end.
  • Added Disclaimer text to notify users they can only link to the latest post in a custom post type.

1.1

  • Separated plugin into differnt files for easier debugging and building.
  • Added settings link on wp-admin/plugins.php
  • Added Uninstall.php file to delete settings in the wp_options table upon deleting plugin. Very Important.
  • Updated version and tested.

1.0

  • First release
  • Release Date – 13th April, 2016