Monday, March 02 2015
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Is there a feature to offset posts so that layouts can be mixed?
T
Hi,

What do you mean mix the layouts? You have the possibility to add different layout on a same page already or it's something else ?

Cheers,
C
6 years ago
Let's say I want two columns and then three columns. And I want the posts to be sorted by date. Unless you can tie the two directly together, you would need to offset the 2nd one with 3 columns so that it doesn't start over at 1.

It would be:
1, 2
3, 4, 5

Starting at 3 is not possible without an offset feature. It is a basic feature in other recent posts plugins. Your plugin looks like a fantastic plugin everywhere else so I was hoping you had the feature but I haven't seen any mention of it.

The same concept would apply if you wanted your recent post to be a feature post and then all the others in a sidebar. If there wasn't an offset feature, it would duplicate the most recent post.
T
OK got it it's something to force a number of columns and sort all news in the same widget.
Indeed it's useful to build a complete news page layout.
We may think about that in a new theme for a future version, thanks a lot for your time.

Cheers,
C
6 years ago
Actually, I wasn't referring to the use of the same widget. That would be extra work. It should be fairly easy to put in offset for the widget.

Imagine I have two widgets.
The first widget I want 2 posts sorted by date.
The second widget I want 3 posts sorted by date, but starting at post #3 (since post #1 and post #2 are in the other widget). The offset feature would tell you which post to start with so you don't duplicate the post.
C
6 years ago
At least the top 3 on this list have offset features.

http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-recent-post-plugins/

If you can add the offset field to the admin panel and use the code example from the link in previous example, then you will have just made a big update in flexibility.
T
Yes yes I got what you mean, I already seen the offset feature. I'll add it in our todo list for sure.

Cheers,
C
6 years ago
Thank you very much! How long will it take to add that?
T
I don't know really, we should start a new version this month, we should be able to include it inside I think.

Cheers,
C
6 years ago
Thanks... all the other features look like what I am looking for. Would it be possible to get the beta code for the offset with a pro version or will I need to try and add it in myself? I am just trying to get up and going prior to the next release.
T
Hi,

Yes of course, I will send you a test version on your Email.

Cheers,
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