Parameters

There are three types of parameters:

  • Query parameters determine which posts are listed. You can query based on category, author, date, and more.
  • Display parameters determine how the posts are listed. You can include the post title, thumbnail, excerpt, and more.
  • Markup parameters allow you to change the underlying HTML markup, including CSS classes

Query Parameters

author
Specify the post author.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts author="bill"]

author_id
Specify the author ID
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts author_id="1"]

category
Specify the category slug, or comma separated list of category slugs.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts category="fishing,hiking"]

category_id
Specify the category ID
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts category_id="123"]

date
Specify a date to query for posts published that date. More info on Date Queries.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts date="2014-09-07"]

date_column
Specify which date column to use for all date queries. More info on Date Queries.
Default: post_date
Example: [display-posts date="Yesterday" date_column="post_modified_date"]

date_compare
Specify the comparison operator used for all date queries. More info on Date Queries.
Default: =
Example: [display-posts date="-1 year" date_compare=">"]

date_query_before
Specify the before argument for a date query. More info on Date Queries.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts date_query_before="2015-12-31" date_query_after="2015-01-01"]

date_query_after
Specify the after argument for a date query. More info on Date Queries.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts date_query_before="2015-12-31" date_query_after="2015-01-01"]

date_query_column
Specify the date column used for this query. More info on Date Queries.
Default: post_date
Example: [display-posts date="Yesterday" date_query_column="post_modified_date"]

date_query_compare
Specify the comparison operator used for this query. More info on Date Queries.
Default: =
Example: [display-posts date="-1 year" date_query_compare=">"]

exclude
Specify one or more post IDs to exclude from query
Default: false
Example: [display-posts exclude="9, 11"]

exclude_current
Specify whether or not to exclude the current post from the query
Default: false
Example: [display-posts exclude_current="true" taxonomy="category" tax_term="current"]

has_password
True for posts with passwords; false for posts without passwords; null for all posts with and without passwords (default).
Example: [display-posts has_password="true"]

id
Specify a specific post ID (or multiple post IDs) to display.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts id="9, 10"]

ignore_sticky_posts
Specify whether or not to ignore sticky posts.
Default: false
Example: [display-posts ignore_sticky_posts="true"]

meta_key
Specify a meta key, for meta queries or ordering.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts meta_key="price" orderby="meta_value_num" order="ASC"]

meta_value
Specify a meta value, for meta queries.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts meta_key="color" meta_value="blue"]

offset
The number of posts to pass over.
Default: 0
Example: [display-posts offset="3"]

order
Specify whether posts are ordered in descending order (DESC) or ascending order (ASC).
Default: DESC
Example: [display-posts order="ASC"]

orderby
Specify what the posts are ordered by. See the available parameters here.
Default: date
Example: [display-posts orderby="title"]

post_parent
Display the pages that are a child of a certain page. You can either specify an ID or ‘current’, which displays the children of the current page.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts post_type="page" post_parent="8"]

post_parent__in Display the pages that are the child of a set of pages.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts post_type="page" post_parent__in="10, 20"]

post_parent__not_in Exclude pages that have one of these parents.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts post_type="page" post_parent__not_in="10,20"]

post_status
Show posts associated with a certain post status.
Default: publish
Example: [display-posts post_status="publish, future"]

post_type
Specify which post type to use. You can use a default one (post or page), or a custom post type you’ve created.
Default: post
Example: [display-posts post_type="event"]

posts_per_page
How many posts to display.
Default: 10
Example: [display-posts posts_per_page="5"]

s
Search for posts using a search query.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts s="about"]

tag
Display posts from a specific tag, or tags. You must use the tag slug(ex: example-tag), not the tag’s name (ex: Example Tag).
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts tag="tag1, tag2"]

taxonomy, tax_term, tax_include_children, and tax_operator
Use these parameters to do¬†advanced taxonomy queries. Use ‘taxonomy’ for the taxonomy you’d like to query, ‘tax_term’ for the term slug (or terms) you’d like to include, and ‘operator’ to change how the query uses those terms (most likely this field will not be needed). See¬†Multiple Taxonomy Queries.
Default: ‘taxonomy’ = empty , ‘tax_term’ = empty , ‘tax_operator’ = ‘IN’
Example: [display-posts taxonomy="color" tax_term="blue, green"]

time
Specify the time, to be used in a date query. More info on Date Queries.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts date="Yesterday" time="9:00am"]

Display Parameters

include_title
Include the post’s title.
Default: true
Example: [display-posts include_title="false" image_size="thumbnail"]

image_size
Specify an image size for displaying the featured image, if the post has one. The image_size can be set to thumbnail, medium, large (all controlled from Settings > Media), or a custom image size. See Image Alignment
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts image_size="thumbnail"]

include_author
Specify whether or not to include the post’s author name.
Default: false
Example: [display-posts include_author="true"]

include_content
Specify whether or not to include the full post content. Note that [display-posts] will be stripped out of the content to prevent infinite loops
Default: false
Example: [display-posts include_content="true"]

include_date
Include the post’s date after the post title. The default format is (7/30/12), but this can be customized using the ‘date_format’ parameter.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts include_date="true"]

date_format
Specify the date format used when ‘include_date’ or ‘include_date_modified’ is true. See Formatting Date and Time on the Codex for more information.
Default: ‘(n/j/Y)’
Example: [display-posts include_date="true" date_format="F j, Y"]
Example: [display-posts include_date="true" date_format="relative"]

include_date_modified
Include the post’s last modified date after the post title. The default format is (7/30/12), but this can be customized using the ‘date_format’ parameter. Note that this can only be used if ‘include_date’ is not true.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts include_date_modified="true"]

include_excerpt
Include the post’s excerpt after the title (and date if provided).
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts include_excerpt="true"]

include_excerpt_dash
Include a dash before the excerpt.
Default: true
Example: [display-posts include_excerpt="true" include_excerpt_dash="false"]

excerpt_length
Specify the number of words used in an excerpt.
Default: empty (set by your theme)
Example: [display-posts include_excerpt="true" excerpt_length="20"]

excerpt_more
Specify the more text that appears after the excerpt.
Default: empty (set by your theme)
Example: [display-posts include_excerpt="true" excerpt_more="..."]

excerpt_more_link
Specify whether or not to link the excerpt_more text to the post.
Default: false
Example: [display-posts include_excerpt="true" excerpt_more="Continue Reading" excerpt_more_link="true"]

include_excerpt_dash
Include a “-” before the excerpt
Default: true
Example: [display-posts include_excerpt="true" include_excerpt_dash="false"]

include_link
Post’s title is link to post page.
Default: true
Example: [display-posts include_title="true" include_link="false"]

category_display
Specify ‘true’ to display the categories the current post is in. Specify a taxonomy slug (e.g., ‘post_tag’) to list a different taxonomy.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts category_display="true"]

category_label
If using category_display, specify the label that appears before the list of categories.
Default: “Posted in: “
Example: [display-posts category_display="true" category_label="Categorized as: "]

no_posts_message
Specify a message to display if no posts are found.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts category="on-sale" no_posts_message="Sorry, no items are currently on sale"]

title
Give the list of posts a title heading.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts title="Recent Posts"]

Markup Parameters

content_class
Specify the class name used for the post content.
Default: content
Example: [display-posts include_content="true" content_class="dps-listing-content"]

wrapper
What type of HTML should be used to display the listings. It can be an unordered list (ul), ordered list (ol), or divs (div) which you can then style yourself.
Default: ul
Example: [display-posts wrapper="ol"]

wrapper_class
Class applied to the wrapper tag for custom css formatting for this instance.
Default: display-posts-listing
Example: [display-posts wrapper="div" wrapper_class="my-grid-layout"]

wrapper_id
Specify an unique ID to be used on the wrapper of this listing.
Default: empty
Example: [display-posts category="cars" wrapper_id="cars-listing"]