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.