This plugin requires Easy Digital Downloads. It’s aimed at developers/clients who need to show a list of featured downloads.
- Provides a template tag so finely-tuned placement of featured downloads in your theme is possible.
- Provides a shortcode which will simply list all the featured downloads, without the need to enter any IDs.
- Provides a simple interface for managing featured downloads in the WordPress admin. A «feature download» checkbox will be added to each download edit/publish screen as well as the quick edit boxes. At a glance you’ll also be able to see which downloads have been featured on your website from the main download listing.
Add the «featured» attribute to the existing [downloads] shortcode provided by Easy Digital Downloads:
Template Tag Usage
The following code can be used to show the featured downloads anywhere in your theme:
echo do_shortcode( '[downloads featured="yes"]' );
You can include any other attributes supported by the [downloads] shortcode.
Building your own Query
To build your own query using WP_Query you can use the
meta_key parameter with a value of
edd_feature_download. The following example builds a simple unordered list with all the featured downloads.
<?php $args = array( 'post_type' => 'download', 'meta_key' => 'edd_feature_download', ); $featured_downloads = new WP_Query( $args ); if( $featured_downloads->have_posts() ) : ?> <ul> <?php while( $featured_downloads->have_posts() ) : $featured_downloads->the_post(); ?> <li> <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>"> <?php the_title(); ?> </a> </li> <?php endwhile; ?> </ul> <?php endif; wp_reset_postdata(); ?>
- Upload entire
/wp-content/plugins/directory, or just upload the ZIP package via ‹Plugins > Add New > Upload› in your WP Admin
- Activate the plugin through the ‹Plugins› menu in WordPress
- Feature your downloads and then use either the included template tag or shortcode to show the featured downloads anywhere on your website.
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Contributors & Developers
“Easy Digital Downloads Featured Downloads” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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Interested in development?
- Dev: Compatibility with EDD 3.0.
- Tweak: Update plugin author name and URI to Sandhills Development.
- Fix: Featured column not showing when the Frontend Submissions extension is active.
- New: Added a «featured» attribute to the default [downloads] shortcode in Easy Digital Downloads. Example [downloads featured=»yes»].
- Fix: Fixed a PHP notice that could occur: Undefined index: download_edit_nonce
- Fix: Fatal error on some PHP versions
- Tweak: Updated plugin information
- Initial release