New Features Added in ECT Pro Plugin

Essential Content Types Pro now comes with two newly added features – Events and Team.

Essential Content Types Pro is a plugin inspired by Jetpack’s own Custom Content Types. However, staying true to its name, it has only the “essential” features that WordPressers use most. We have ruled out all other elements to make it light and clean. Thus, it takes up lesser space and does the job well.

Prior to this updated version, Essential Content Types Pro allowed you to add up to five custom post types (CPTs) to your website. And now, with these two newly added custom post types – Events and Team, the plugin allows you to add seven custom post types.

Newly Added Features in Essential Content Types Pro

Events

You can now display the events that you’ve been or going to be a part elegantly on your website by using shortcodes. You have to activate the Events Post Type on your site which can be accessed from Essential Content Types in your WordPress dashboard. Once enabled, Events Post Type will appear in the dashboard.

Next, add the [events] shortcode to a post or page. The shortcode will display testimonials in different ways, depending on how you use the optional attributes to customize the testimonials layout.

Attributes

  • include_type: Display specific Content Types. Defaults to all. (comma-separated list of Content Type slugs)
  • include_tag: Display specific Content Tags. Defaults to all. (comma-separated list of Content Tag slugs)
  • showposts: Number of events to display. Defaults to all. (number)
  • order: Display events in ascending or descending order. Defaults to ASC for sorting in ascending order, but you can reverse the order by using DESC to display events in descending order instead. (ASC/DESC)
  • orderby: Sort events by different criteria, including author name, project title, and even rand to display in a random order. Defaults to sorting by date. (author, date, title, rand)
  • font-size: Adjust the font size of the team Default is 24px.

Example

[events showposts=”-1″ font_size=”24″ order=”asc” orderby=”author”]

The example will display all the events ordered by author in ascending order.

Team

Similarly, Essential Content Types Pro now allows you to display your team members in an informative and elegant manner. Team – A great way to appreciate the efforts of your team members!

To embed team on posts and pages, first, activate the Team Custom Content Type on your site and add some teams.

Next, add the [teams] shortcode to a post or page. The shortcode will display teams in the selected post or page.

Attributes

  • display_content: Display team content. (true/false)
  • include_type: Display specific Content Types. Defaults to all. (comma-separated list of Content Type slugs)
  • include_tag: Display specific Content Tags. Defaults to all. (comma-separated list of Content Tag slugs)
  • columns: Number of columns in the shortcode. Defaults to 2. (number, 1-6)
  • showposts: Number of teams to display. Defaults to all. (number)
  • order: Display teams in ascending or descending order. Defaults to ASC for sorting in ascending order, but you can reverse the order by using DESC to display teams in descending order instead. (ASC/DESC)
  • orderby: Sort teams by different criteria, including author name, project title, and even rand to display in a random order. Defaults to sorting by date. (author, date, title, rand)
  • font-size: Adjust the font size of the team Default is 24px.
  • image-size: Select you desire image size to display
  • fancybox: Enable fancybox or not. The default is set to false.

Example

[teams fancybox=”true” image_size=”ect-team” columns=”4″ showposts=”4″ font_size=”24″]

The example will display 4 teams in 4 column with fancybox enabled and image size “ect-team”. The font size for team title is 24px.

With the new features added in Essential Content Types Pro, it is safe to say that the plugin is a complete package to add various custom post types to your website.

So, why wait? Update to the latest version of Essential Content Types plugin right away and make your website more engaging!

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