Online documentation: Blog Manager Light

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Spread the word, like and share – top

If you like this free plugin please don’t forget to spread the word, like it, share it so other people can try it too. Thanks in advance!

Description – top

Sometimes WordPress themes come with very limited blog options in terms of layout variation, content re-arrangement, etc.

Blog Manager for WordPress adds tons of blog functionality to your WordPress based website.

Full version of the plugin – top

Check out the full version of the Blog Manager for WordPress

Here are some of the features of the full version:

  • 20+ ready to use templates
  • Load more pagination, Infinite scroll
  • List items Border and Background options
  • Social icons
  • Blog list title and link
  • Click on image and title lightbox option
  • 15 hover effects
  • Meta Elements and Order
  • Styling interface
  • Translation/Localization .po/.mo files ready to use
  • Support and free updates.


Installation – top

Install the plugin just like any other WordPress plugin. Here is an article on how to install a plugin in WordPress.

How it works – top

  • Create a list.
  • Add the list where you need it by using its shortcode.
  • Edit the list any time.

Creating a list
Most of the settings have defaults so you can create lists within just a few minutes.

  • Go to Blog Manager -> Add list
  • Select the posts for your list – categories, tags, authors

  • Choose template
  • Select and re-arrange list content
  • Select list options

  • Style your list – use custom css

Once a list is created you can edit it any time from Blog Manager -> Blog lists. You can also get the shortcode for a certain list there.

Add a list in your site – top

Once you have created a list you can add it everywhere in your site

  • In page/post content area (WYSIWYG editor)
  • In template files
  • In a sidebar

Every list has a shortcode that can be found in the Blog Manager menu -> Blog lists. You can use the shortcode to add the list in a page/post content area. You can also add it in a template file by using the do_shortcode WordPress function.

The plugin comes with a widget that can be used to add any blog posts list in a sidebar.

Blog Manager Meta box – top

Once the plugin has been activated you will notice a new metabox called Blog Manger in add/edit posts. It includes the following filed:

  • Post type – choose the post type for each post.
  • Post media – this is where you uploads the media for the post – image, video, etc.

Note that if post type is Image then the Blog Manager will first look for a featured image assigned to the post and if it can’t find any it will look in the Post media field. This is usefull when you already have a lot of posts with featured images. This way you will not need to upload images again.

Custom styling – top

You can go to Custom Styling in the list’s edit screen and style your lists by using css.

Localization/Internationalization – top

This plugin comes Localization/Internationalization ready. It is following WordPress I18n standards. Generate your .po .mo files and start translating.


Support – top

Since this is a free item, it is distributed as is without any support included. Feel free to modify the plugin however you like though.