GK News Show Pro

GK News Show Pro is a complex and powerful widget used for displaying posts with thumbnails and additional content like title, text and additional information.


The configuration of the widget contains a lot of useful options:


Let’s start with describing the Data source section – this section contains all important options connected with selecting posts to display:

Autoanimation settings section contains settings connected with the animation. You can enable autoanimation, set the interval or enable/disable animation on hover.

The widget can display specific amount of articles and links under or next to (links amount -> position option) the articles. It is possible to specify the amount of pages, columns and rows used to display in the articles amount and links amount options. Links block margin option is necessary to display links block with specified margin.

The cache time option is very important – it specifies how often the widget content is generated – it is safe to set it for at least 30-60 minutes or even more if the page isn’t often updated.

When the articles or links are displayed on more than one page, then the pagination will be displayed – the type of the pagination can be specified in the Article pagination and Links pagination options.

Both for Articles and Links, you can specify the format of elements displayed. Every element can be disabled by the “On/Off” switchers.

For articles and links, a user can specify the maximal length of the title and text.

Images displayed in the widget may have specific dimensions and position – the left position works only when the image is on the first position at the article – then it is displayed in the separated column. The article info block may contain few information about the article:

So, in order to display the post category and comments amount ,we will use the following format for the info block:

[code]%CATEGORY %COMMENTS[/code]