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Help Readers Find the Good Stuff: Organize Posts with Shortcodes

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  1. I am only seeing a list of ten posts using the category tag. Is there something I need to add to show more than 10? I have at least 100 in the category.

    1. @joe, the max a shortcode will return is 100, so if you’re not specifying a lower number, you should see 100. If you link to the page, I can take a peek.

  2. Michelle, I believe you are reading my mind! This is the second day that I’ve thought about adding a feature to my site and what do I find this morning? Of course – a post on how to use shortcodes.

    Thanks for all your help.

    Dionne

    1. Similar, yes, but with a little more versatility, since you can add all kinds of parameters for what/how things display. And since you can have other things on the page, you’re not just limited to a list of posts. But for lots of folks, adding categories to a menu will be just fine.

  3. Hi Michelle, I’ve been using shortcodes since I discovered them in Zero To Hero. (Thanks for that.) I did have a question I haven’t been able to answer for myself: If I create a page to display posts in a certain category, does the display list update itself when I add new posts to that category, or do I have to manually edit the post in order to update the list?

    1. Well, sure, when I returned to my blog – the pages had the posts listed in the category, but no thumbnail…does it just take time?

  4. Didn’ there used to be a way to do this by creating a page just for a category without touching code? For example, the menus on my blog all direct to category pages. I know I never touched code for these.