Post Filter

When you add a new content block as described in previous section, a modal shows up with some tabs. The most important one is Post Filter. Keep reading to know how to customize contents of this new block.

Post filter (query) options in Publisher blocks

1- Categories: Select categories or sub-categories you want to show (green check) or which ones you don’t want to show (red cross). If no category is marked, all of them will be considered as selected.

2- Tags: Select tags you want to show. Combination of tags and categories are allowed (rules describe in options number 14, 15 and 16 on this page)

3- Number of Posts: Select how many posts you want to show in this block. If the field left empty, automatically selects the number from WordPress Setting → Reading.

4- Post ID filter: If you want to show some specific posts in this block, enter post IDs here separated by commas (ex: 10,27,233). If you want to exclude some posts from this block, enter their IDs here with “-” (ex: -7,-16). To find IDs read How to Find Post, Category or Tag ID.

5- Offset posts: Start the count with an offset. If you have a block that shows 4 posts before this one, you can make it starts from the 5’th post (by using offset 4).

6- Only Posts With Featured Image? Select on then just posts with featured image show up.

7- Remove Sticky Posts? By enabling this, sticky posts wouldn’t be sticky anymore in this block. They just show in ordinary order.

8- Post Author ID filter: Enter IDs of authors you want to show their posts. Separate IDs by comma (ex: 10,27,233). Exclude one or some authors from this block by entering “-” before ID(s)  (ex: -7,-16).

9- Time Filter: Select among posts published in specific period (Today Posts, Today + Yesterday Posts, This Week Posts, This Month Posts, This Year Posts).

10- Order: Select order of showing posts (Descending, Ascending)

11- Order By: Select a factor to order posts by. Options are: Published Date, Modified Date, Random, Number of Comments, TitlePopular, 7 Days Popular.

NOTE: “Popular” and “7 Days Popular” are only available if you activated “Better Posts View” plugin. You don’t have this plugin? read Publisher Plugins.

Custom Post type and Taxonomy

12- Custom Post Type: Enter post type IDs separated by commas ( ex: book,movie,product ). With this option in post filter, you can add, for example, WooCommerce products to your content block.

13- Custom Taxonomy: Enter custom taxonomies with “taxonomy:term_id” pattern, also you can separate multiple taxonomies with commas. ( ex: genre:200,genre:212,writer:120 ).

Query Conditions

14- Between Cats & Tags: Set a relation between tags and categories. If you choose And (both Cats & Tags) all Cats and Tags selected in options 1 & 2 should be included in the post. By choosing OR (One or more cat/tag), it’s enough for the post to just obey Cats rule (option 15) or Tags rule (option 16).

15- Between Cats: Set a relation between categories. If you choose And (All Cats) all Cats selected in option 1 should be included in the post. By choosing OR (One or more cat), it’s enough for the post to just include one of them.

16- Between Tags: Set a relation between tags. If you choose And (All Tags) all Tags selected in option 2 should be included in the post. By choosing OR (One or more tag), it’s enough for the post to just include one of them.