Simple News

Description

A very simple news plugin that output news.
(img, title, date, excerpt and link)

  • News are order by pub date.
  • A post type “NEWS” is added.
  • On the options page (WP Settings Menu -> “Simple News”) you can change the image size, and deselect the use of the plugin archive.php (news-archive.php).
  • Two new Widget areas (Top and Bottom) a printed on the /news page.
  • A widget that will show your defined number of latest news. Options to filter results by category id and post id.
  • Shortcodes

Shortcodes
All shortcodes can combines!
* [news]
Number:
* [news number=2]
Offset:
* [news offset=3]
Order:
* [news order=desc] – default
* [news order=asc]
Categories:
* [news cat=1]
* [news cat=1,2,4]
Columns / grid (CSS grid styling):
* [news col=2]
* …
* [news col=5]
* Related (Print this shortcode on the single news sidebar, and it shows news in the same category):
* [news type=related]

Shortcode page design examples
* 2 – 4 grid:
* [news number=2 col=2] [news col=4 offset=2]
2 – 4 grid (only category 3) :
* [news number=2 col=2 cat=3] [news col=4 offset=2 cat=3]

Installation

  1. Download the plugin, and unzip it.
  2. Place the News folder in your wp-content/plugins folder.
  3. Activate the plugin from the plugins tab of your WordPress admin.
  4. Save permalink structure again – because of the post type (news)

  5. Publish some news with the new post type = NEWS (Admin menu to the left)

  6. Place the News-widget where you want it to appear
  7. Use the shortcodes on a published page

FAQ

Can I request a feature to be added on the plugin?

Certainly and would love to hear about it. BUT – It is meant to be a very simple clean and useful plugin.

Reviews

24 August 2020
I love this plugin - it is easy to use and looks great on the website I am building; I had a quick query on laying it out, which I sent yesterday and within minutes received a response. Really recommend this if you are looking to display news items on your site.
28 November 2019
A news section that is shown in a widget (can use also short codes to show on posts/pages). Write own news, shown the excerpt with a link to the full news. It's separated category from the blog posts, so it doesn't get mixed into newest articles. Exactly what I needed. Great support - got response within 24 hours.
20 November 2019
Nice & clean - ready to go! All you will ever need for showing your news 🙂 Great support!
21 November 2018
This plugin is beautifully simple and effective - the support is quick and responsive. I would definitely recommend it if you're looking to have a news feed on your website! 🙂
2 May 2018
I had a minor formatting issue with 'Simple News' and submitted a support request. It's a free plugin so I figured I'd have to wait a while for a response. To my happy surprise the 'Simple News' author personally responded within 24 hours -- and the solution worked perfectly. Highly recommended!
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Contributors & Developers

“Simple News” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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