W4 Post List


Display Posts (any custom post type), Terms (any custom taxonomy), Users (any role) on Content or Widget Areas by placing a shortcode. Select what to show and design how to show it. Using the plugin is really easy. You will find Tinymce button on post/page editor to quickly inset a list. Also, there’s a separate page for creating or editing list.

List Types

  • Posts
  • Terms
  • Users
  • Terms & Posts
  • Users & Posts

Creating a list is just few steps. There are different sets option for different List Type, following options are available for List Type – posts.


  • post type
  • post mime type
  • post status
  • post search keyword
  • include post by ids
  • exclude post by ids
  • exclude current post
  • posts per page – while using pagination
  • post by parent ids
  • post by author ids
  • post by terms ( tax_query )
  • post by meta ( meta_query )
  • post by year, month, day ( date_query )

Group Results by

  • year
  • month
  • month year
  • category, post tag or custom taxonomies
  • authors
  • parents

Order Results by

  • post id
  • post title
  • post name
  • post publish date
  • post modified date
  • menu order
  • approved comment count
  • meta value
  • or random

Multi-Page Pagination by

  • Next / Previous links
  • Numeric navigation flat – Ex: 1, 2, 3.
  • Numeric navigation showing in unordered list.
  • Enable/Disable pagination by ajax

To Create Template

Templates are designed using Shortcodes. You can create a simple list just showing post title and linked to the post page, or you can display complex list using any of the information relating to post. Some of the available shortcodes are –

  • post thumbnail
  • post categories
  • post tags
  • post custom taxonomy terms
  • post author name / links / avatar
  • post publish time
  • post modified time
  • post excerpt
  • post content
  • post meta value (multiple times, with multiple meta keys)
  • media thumbnail

Check all of the available shortcodes here.

Check Example

Privacy Policy

W4 Post List uses Appsero SDK to collect some telemetry data upon user’s confirmation. This helps us to troubleshoot problems faster & make product improvements.

Appsero SDK does not gather any data by default. The SDK only starts gathering basic telemetry data when a user allows it via the admin notice. We collect the data to ensure a great user experience for all our users.

Integrating Appsero SDK DOES NOT IMMEDIATELY start gathering data, without confirmation from users in any case.

Learn more about how Appsero collects and uses this data.


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This plugin provides 1 block.

  • W4 Post List


  1. Upload zip file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. You will find W4 post list menu below Posts Menu. Create / manage your list from there.


How to display a list

Each list have a unique id. Display a list by using [postlist id="LIST_ID"].


फ़रवरी 8, 2024
Very good plugin, simple and complete. It just gets the job done.
सितम्बर 4, 2023
The plugin has a lot of settings, really a lot. But I can’t make it work just to render a simple list of posts (without any filters or advanced settings). Seems broken a bit. But it has potential to be a great plugin.
जून 18, 2023
I’ve been searching high and low for a Knowledge Base category List plugin for several months, there are sooo many legacy, abandoned and over complicated ones out there. This is actually really easy to use and has lots of potential. I’m also using as a Table of Contents… should be renamed to suit its versatility. Well done, great plugin!


अगस्त 13, 2021
Shazzad, thank you for writing this awesome plugin. It was exactly what I needed to create a custom post listing – especially with the avatar support. The ability to influence every part and position of every component and part of an archive post listing was quite simply revelatroy. This is the only plugin that I have found after hours of searching that does this – nothing else even came close! Thank you again – if I could give it more than 5 stars I would.
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Contributors & Developers

“W4 Post List” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fix: Prev page navigation button weren’t showing on page 2.
  • Fix: Tracking message were showing javascript content on admin notice.


  • Updated: Updated php 8.2 compatibility.


  • Security: Fixed multiple security issues.
  • Fixed: Template attributes removal upon saving.


  • Fix: Sanitization were removing html tags from template.
  • Change: Updated post list post type capability to page level access.


  • Security: Sanitized all form inputs.


  • Security: Escaped no items text from XSS injection.


  • Updated: WP Version compatibility.


  • New: Added search and select option for list block.


  • Fixed: Previous pagination link were not showing on page 2.
  • Fixed: Default 10 lists per page were showing on block editor list select. Made it to 100.

See changelog of all versions.