Useful Plugin Categories: Shortcodes, Show Posts

WP Show Posts

Basic Details

Plugin Author(s): Tom Usborne (GeneratePress Author)

Free Version?: Yes

Premium Version?: Yes

My Rating: ★★★★★

General Description & Notes

Genesis Featured Page Advanced meets Genesis Featured Posts meets Genesis Featured Widget Amplified meets Content Blocks meets amr Shortcode any widget.

Written by Tom Usborn, dev of GeneratePress, this plugin allows you to embed a “featured pages/posts” section anywhere, using a shortcode.

First you have to create the content (as a WP Show Posts “List”). It will be assigned a shortcode in the format of [wp_show_posts id="nnn"].

Then you insert that shortcode into any place, via copy/paste: page, post, CPT.

Free Version Features


  • Post type
  • Taxonomy
  • Terms
  • Posts per page
  • Pagination


  • Columns
  • Columns gutter


  • Show images
  • Image width
  • Image height
  • Image alignment
  • Image location


  • Content type (excerpt or full post)
  • Excerpt length
  • Include title
  • Read more text
  • Read more button class


  • Include author
  • Author location
  • Include date
  • Date location
  • Include terms
  • Terms location

More settings

  • Author ID
  • Exclude current
  • Post ID
  • Exclude post ID
  • Ignore sticky posts
  • Offset
  • Order
  • Order by
  • Status
  • Meta key
  • Meta value
  • Tax operator
  • No results message

Pro Version Features

JC: It can be used as a gallery plugin, since it uses lightbox.


  • AJAX pagination


  • Masonry
  • Featured post
  • Background color
  • Background color hover
  • Border color
  • Border color hover


  • Image overlay color
  • Image overlay icon
  • Image hover effect
  • Image lightbox
  • Image lightbox gallery


  • Read more style
  • Read more color
  • Content link color
  • Content link color hover
  • Content text color
  • Title color
  • Title color hover


  • Meta color
  • Meta color hover


  • Twitter
  • Twitter color + hover
  • Facebook
  • Facebook color + hover
  • Google+
  • Google+ color + hover
  • Pinterest
  • Pinterest color + hover
  • Love it
  • Alignment

Free Version Video

Pro Version Video


  1. Theme-agnostic - Supported by any theme - unlike Genesis Featured Page Advanced
  2. Customizable
  3. Works with all (?) post types, including custom post types and CPTs from plugins!


  1. No UI for inserting shortcode in a post; not a biggy, though.
  2. As of 7/2/21, not updated in 11 months...

Notable Installations

  1. - Using as test on Home Page