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Display Category Posts Via Shortcode Lite


Displays posts with their featured images from a specified category in a responsive grid using a simple shortcode.

Easily show and display posts from specific categories using a simple shortcode.

After installation simply go to Settings > DCP Lite to find the plugins page with the shortcode options.

If you require more features, there is also a premium version of this plugin, Display Category Posts Via Shortcode Pro.

You can see the extra features it offers on the Settings > DCP Lite page.

Some of those features are:

  • Pagination
  • Ability to add character limit to your posts which automatically adds the “read more” link at that point, instead of adding the “read more” break yourself to each and every post.
  • Ordering of the posts
  • How many posts to show in a row (2,3 or 4)
  • Ability to turn post titles into links
  • Ability to turn posts’ featured images into links
  • Show date
  • Add “load all” ajax button which loads all the posts at once
  • Fetch posts from multiple categories
  • Fetch specific posts regardless of their categories

Arbitrary section

You may provide arbitrary sections, in the same format as the ones above. This may be of use for extremely complicated
plugins where more information needs to be conveyed that doesn’t fit into the categories of “description” or
“installation.” Arbitrary sections will be shown below the built-in sections outlined above.

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Ordered list:

  1. Some feature
  2. Another feature
  3. Something else about the plugin

Unordered list:

  • something
  • something else
  • third thing

Here’s a link to WordPress and one to Markdown’s Syntax Documentation.
Titles are optional, naturally.

Markdown uses email style notation for blockquotes and I’ve been told:

Asterisks for emphasis. Double it up for strong.

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  1. Unzip and upload dcplite folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings > DCP Lite to find the plugins page with the shortcode options.


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