Featured Posts, Menus and Other Content: IntelliWidget 2 for WordPress
IntelliWidget is a versatile WordPress plugin that does the work of multiple plugins by combining custom page menus, featured posts, sliders and other content into a single widget.
Now you can have custom content on any archive page! Choose the criteria and customize the Profiles for Blog pages, Categories, Tags and more.
Featured Posts Exactly Where You Want To Feature Them
With similar plugins, the same content appears on every page where the widget is included. To customize a specific page, you must create both a new widget and a new page template to contain the widget.
IntelliWidget allows you to create custom “Profiles” for any page or post that can be used where the default widget would normally appear. Each profile can have its own set of rules to display content any way you wish.
You can use the Shortcode option to put the power of IntelliWidget into any post on your site.
Because it is generated using active titles and permalinks, your content is always current with the latest versions.
Combine with custom post types to create unlimited CMS-style content blocks. Combine with your favorite jQuery Slider plugin to display animated slideshows.
You can even use the settings from an existing profiles to save hours of setup time.
With IntelliWidget you don’t have to add a gazillion page templates and sidebar areas to have unlimited page-specific content.
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New in Version 2:
Since IntelliWidget was released in 2013, we’ve received feedback from users all over the world. As a result, we’ve completely revised the Admin Interface to make setup easier and more intuitive.
Tabbed Profile Panels
All of the IntelliWidget Profile settings panels have been combined into a single tab menu on the Edit Post admin pages. You can hover over the tab to see the IntelliWidget the Profile replaces.
Instant Help Content
Hover over any input label and more details describing the input will appear.
Improved Settings Panels
Settings have been organized into collapsible sections so the settings you use most can be found in one place.
General Settings include a new “IntelliWidget Type,” which controls whether a normal post list or a WordPress Nav Menu is displayed. Section title, unique id and classes fields are grouped together for easy access.
New Taxonomy Menu
This “General Settings” option lets you display a Taxonomy Menu in any Sidebar Area on your Widgets Admin. Unlike specific heierarchical menus, Taxonomy Menu lets you choose from any taxonomy and customize it for any Page, Post, Archive or Term.
We have moved the “Template,” “Post Types,” “Specific Posts,” and “Terms” menus to a “Post Selection” new panel to keep the most-used settings together in one place. Here you will also find the Post Custom Data Field Date condition checkboxes.
Select Posts Using Any Taxonomy
We’ve replaced the “Category” menu with a new “Terms” menu. IntelliWidget automatically updates your data to reflect this change. You can now select posts based on Tags and Custom Taxonomies as well as Categories. You can also use multiple terms in the same profile.
We have replaced “Advanced Settings” with a more suitably named “Appearance” panel. Here you can control the way posts are sorted, post sort order, number posts shown, excerpt length, HTML filters, image size and image alignment.
Here you can add a block of text or HTML and control where it appears relative to the featured post content. You can even use any shortcodes your theme supports.
Revised code for stability and performance
Now all the admin functions are loaded on demand so WordPress doesn’t work as hard for front-end users. Long menus are now loaded dynamically to reduce admin page size.
Actions and Filters
We’ve made IntelliWidget completely extensible by utilizing action and filter hooks at key points of the execution.
More Reasons to use IntelliWidget
for Featured Posts and Custom Menus
- Powerful and extensible, does the work of multiple plugins
- No new sidebars necessary–uses the sidebars you already have
- Displays custom page settings if they exist, main widget if they don’t
- Supports Custom Post Types and Custom Nav Menus
- Doubles as a Text Widget–customizable to any page
- Use as many different instances on a single page as you wish
- Saves hours setting up and maintaining your WordPress site
- Set up one page and reuse settings on other pages
- No new database tables
- Clean uninstall
- Lets you keep using all your other widgets
- Shows or hides content by date and time
- Improves performance by retrieving Post data using a single query instead of multiple meta data function calls.
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Maintaining our reputation for excellent support is very important to us, so please do not hesitate to ask any question about this or any of our other plugins, large or small. You can also use the IntelliWidget Support Forum on WordPress.org.