WordPress Post Plugin – Side bar post displayBy
I am searching high and low for the WordPress template tag that allows you to list your posts by categorey in a sidebar. Of course this has lead me to not yet find an answer to my question, but I have been playing with some great WordPress plugings for displaying your posts in your side bar.
I like the Category Posts Widget. It is light weight and has most of the features your average blogger would need.
Display thumbnail images via WP 2.9′s new post thumbnail feature.
Set how many posts to show.
Set which category the posts should come form.
Show the post excerpt and how long the excerpt should be.
Show the post date.
Show the comment count.
Option to make the widget title link to the category page.
Another great side bar widget for wordpress is Query Posts Justin Tadlock. It allows you to display posts by tag, category, author, time/date, custom field key and/or value.
Choose any number.
Order by various terms.
Show the full post, excerpt, or even order them in a list.
And much more…
Justin’s side bar widget is a bit more ‘techy’ but all of his plugins get high ratings from me.