List Category Posts WordPress Plugin Guide

Posted OnJul 16, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

Hello and welcome to the guide to the List Category Posts WordPress plugin, which is a great plugin designed to let you add list posts by category in a post/page using the [catlist] shortcode.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) On the Dashboard of your website, scroll down the left-hand sidebar and click on Plugins

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Step 3) From the Installed Plugins page, click on Add New at the top of the page. Alternatively, click on Add New from the dropdown menu under Plugins on the sidebar.

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Step 4) On the Add Plugins page, type in the name of your plugin in the search box on the right hand side, at the top of the page.

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Step 5) From the Search Results page, scroll down to your chosen plugin and click the button marked Install Now. If you would like to learn more about your plugin, click the blue link marked More Details

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Step 6) The plugin is now installed and unpacked into your website. The last thing to do now is click Activate Plugin

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Step 7) Once activated, you will be redirected to the Installed Plugins page. From here, you can read all the info about your plugins, and deactivate and delete it if you no longer need it.

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Step 8) From the Admin Panel, click on Settings >> List Category Posts. From here, you can set the default number of posts that will show up in your category list when you add the shortcode into a post or page. The number 0 will display the max number, whereas -1 will display all of them. Hit the Save Changes button when you’ve added your number.

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Step 9) Head to Posts >> Add New to start a new post. To add your List Category to the post, enter the shortcode [catlist] into the main body text of the post. Hit Publish and then View Post when you’ve finished.

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Step 10) The image below shows how your Category List will look when your post goes live. Hit any of the links in the list to head to those. It’s a great way to retain readers on your website and decrease your bounce rate.

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This concludes the guide to the List Category Posts WordPress plugin.

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