After you’ve seen enough WordPress blogs, you might start to think that they all look alike with similar displays of posts, categories, and archives.
Want to do something a little more creative with your content? Check out the Category Grid View Gallery plugin. It offers you a visual way to display categories on your WordPress site. The plugin generates a grid view of the categories by grabbing the first images from posts within those categories.
Here’s a screenshot of Category Grid View Gallery in action, taken from the live demo:
Highly configurable shortcode makes it easy to customize the gallery display
The best feature of this plugin is that it’s very easy for anyone to implement – simply paste in the shortcode on the page where you want the category grid gallery to display. The shortcode gives you the ability to:
Control which category to show
Number of posts to show
Posts to exclude
Size of the thumbnail
Whether or not to show the title
Category ordering options
Quality of thumbnails
Show posts only with specific tags
…and many more
Besides a highly configurable shortcode, the plugin also has a few more excellent features. Thumbnails are generated on the fly and dynamically resized for you, which is a huge time saver. The plugin’s author has built in a caching feature to reduce the load on the server. You also have the option to display posts in a popup lightbox-style window on click.
If you need a new creative way to display your blog, photo gallery, portfolio or featured posts, give the Category Grid View Gallery plugin a try. Download it for free from the WordPress plugin repository.
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