Last Monday a bugfix version of Posts in Sidebar has been released. This release fixes the incorrect truncation of titles and WordPress-generated excerpts when UTF-8 character set is in use and the user truncates titles and/or excerpts using characters as measure unit.
For example, if you use Russian and you truncate titles or excerpts up to n characters, the last character could be a rhombus with a question mark in it.
Updating to 4.5.1 solves this issue.
Posts in Sidebar 4.4.0 has been released with a new option: post title shortening. After a user of the plugin requested for it, I thought it would be a useful feature for some users.
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Posts in Sidebar 4.3.0 has been released with some interesting new features for users. Let’s take a look into that.
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A new version of Posts in Sidebar has just been released. Not so big news, but a little new option has been added to display the modification time, either for the post date and for the post modification date.
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After only two weeks from the last release, a new version of Posts in Sidebar has been published. The new version adds an option to get posts by recent comments and an option to display all the custom fields of a post.
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I just released a new version of Posts in Sidebar plugin and it’s live on the WordPress repository just now. After 3 weeks from the last release, a new version brings new capabilities in using the power of WordPress for retrieving your posts.
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A short post to explain how to use custom roles with Private Content plugin.
As you already know, my Private Content Plugin works fine with WordPress built-in standard roles. Sometimes a user asks for more informations on how the plugin works with custom roles. Let’s see that in this post.
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A technical blog post on the new feature “Sort categories” in the Posts in Sidebar plugin.
One of the features of my plugin Posts in Sidebar is that the widget, when viewing a single post page (i.e. a blog post page), can display a content different from the standard. For example, a user could want to display a list of recent posts in the main widget but, when viewing a single post page, a list of posts published under the same category of the main post. The feature is available under Getting posts > Change the query when on single posts.
In a recent release of my plugin Posts in Sidebar (exactly the 3.8.4 version) I made an important change regarding which category to use in order to get the posts, when a post has multiple categories. In the previous versions the plugin picked up the category with the lowest letter in the alphabetically sorted list of the post’s categories and used it to get the posts. Starting from 3.8.4 the plugin can use the category with the lowest ID, that is the WordPress-style to choose the category for the permalink construction. Let’s see something more detailed on this.
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