SP News and Widget

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A quick, easy way to add an extensible News custom post type, News widget and vertical news scrolling widget to WordPress.

Author:WP OnlineSupport (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:4.0
WordPress version tested:5.4.2
Plugin version:4.2.2
Added to WordPress repository:16-10-2013
Last updated:28-05-2020
Rating, %:88
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Total downloads:330 078
Active installs:20 000+
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Dynamic & easy-to-use WP news and Scrolling Widget.

Website’s performance is the most significant thing for any online business owner. WP News and Scrolling Widget is one of the ways to effectively increase the dynamics of the online web space with news archives, scrolling news widgets and thumbnails. Add, manage and remove the news section on your CMS website.

Check Demo and Features for additional information.

View Masonry Add-on with 12 designs and 7 effects.

Also work with Gutenberg shortcode block.

Important Note For How to Install

Please make sure that Permalink link should not be “/news” Otherwise all your news will go to archive page. You can give it other name like “/ournews, /latestnews etc”**

As this pluign is created with custom post type, you can now add Gutenberg editor support for the plugin for writing the news post. For that we have added apply_filters. For more details please check plugin FAQ section.

apply_filters( 'sp_news_registered_post_type_args', $news_args ); 

Now you can Display news post with the help of short code :


Display News with Grid:

[sp_news grid="2"] 

Also you can Display the news post with Multiple categories wise

Sports news : 
[sp_news category="category_id"]
Arts news 
[sp_news category="category_id"]

Complete shortcode example:

[sp_news limit="10" category="category_id" grid="2"  show_content="true" show_full_content="true" show_category_name="true" show_date="false" content_words_limit="30" ]

Comments for the news

Added Widget Options like Show News date, Show News Categories, Select News Categories.

Template code :

 <?php echo do_shortcode('[sp_news]'); ?>

Check video How to install.

Following are News Parameters:

  • limit : [sp_news limit=”10″] (Display latest 10 news and then pagination).
  • category : [sp_news category=”category_id”] (Display News categories wise).
  • pagination_type: [sp_news pagination_type=”numeric”] (Select the pagination type for News ie “numeric” OR “next-prev” ).
  • grid : [sp_news grid=”2″] OR [sp_news grid=”list”] (Display News in Grid formats. To display News in list view, Use grid=”list”).
  • show_date : [sp_news show_date=”false”] (Display News date OR not. By default value is “True”. Options are “ture OR false”)
  • show_content : [sp_news show_content=”true” ] (Display News Short content OR not. By default value is “True”. Options are “ture OR false”).
  • show_full_content : [sp_news show_full_content=”true”] (Display Full news content on main page if you do not want word limit. By default value is “false”)
  • show_category_name : [sp_news show_category_name=”true” ] (Display News category name OR not. By default value is “True”. Options are “ture OR false”).
  • content_words_limit : [sp_news content_words_limit=”30″ ] (Control News short content Words limt. By default limit is 20 words).
  • Order: [sp_news order=”DESC”] (News order ie DESC or ASC).
  • Order by: [sp_news orderby=”date”] (Order by news ie date, ID, author, title, modified, rand and menu_order etc).

The plugin adds a News tab to your admin menu, which allows you to enter news items just as you would regular posts.

If you are getting any kind of problum with news page means your are not able to see all news items then please remodify your permalinks Structure for example
first select “Default” and save then again select “Custom Structure ” and save.

The Plugin Features (latest added) :

  • Added List view [sp_news grid="list"]
  • Added translation in German, French (France), Polish languages (Beta)
  • Widget News Scrolling setting page removed and added setting in widget only.
  • Added Widget Options like Show News date, Show News Categories, Select News Categories.
  • Category wise News Sports news [sp_news category="category_id"]
  • Display News with Grid [sp_news grid="2"] and List [sp_news grid="list"]
  • Added pagination [sp_news limit=”10″]
  • Added new shortcode parameters ie show_content, show_category_name and content_words_limit
  • Added new shortcode parameters show_date
  • Added shortcode parameter show_full_content

PRO Features :

Premium Version

  • Added 120+ stunning and cool layouts.
  • 6 shortcodes with various parameters.
  • [sp_news] – News Grid View Shortcode
  • [sp_news_slider] – News Slider View Shortcode
  • [wpnw_news_list] – News List View Shortcode
  • [wpnw_gridbox] – News Gridbox View Shortcode
  • [wpnw_gridbox_slider] – News Gridbox Slider View Shortcode
  • [wpnw_news_ticker] – News Ticker Shortcode
  • 50 Designs for News Grid Layout.
  • 45 Designs for News Slider/Carousel Layout.
  • 8 Designs for News List View.
  • 13 Designs News Grid Box.
  • 8 Designs News Grid Box Slider.
  • Gutenberg Block Supports.
  • WPBakery Page Builder Support
  • News Ticker.
  • 7 different types of Latest News widgets.
  • News display with categories.
  • Popular grid slider feature.
  • Custom Read More link for News Post.
  • Create a News Page OR News website.
  • Drag & Drop feature to display News post in your desired order and other 6 types of order parameter.
  • ‘Publicize’ support with Jetpack to publish your News post on your social network.
  • 100% Multilanguage.
  • Template code :
    <?php echo do_shortcode('[sp_news]'); ?>
    <?php echo do_shortcode('[sp_news_slider]'); ?>
    <?php echo do_shortcode('[wpnw_news_list]'); ?>
    <?php echo do_shortcode('[wpnw_gridbox]'); ?>
    <?php echo do_shortcode('[wpnw_gridbox_slider]'); ?>
    <?php echo do_shortcode('[wpnw_news_ticker]'); ?>

View PRO DEMO and Features for additional information.

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How to install :

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