Taxonomy Listing

Tax... what? All you need to know about tax listings.

The taxonomical listing widget allows you to add dynamic content to the site. It is one of the most used widgets. Simply choose the post type content to display in whichever widget areas available to keep the content looking fresh and up to date. The content will update automatically according to the chosen widget settings. For example, if you have set the widget to display the latest posts for a certain category, the page content will update automatically to display the latest articles for that category. If you select the parent category, it will display the latest content according to what is categorised in that group.  

Tip: Good if you want to keep your content looking fresh and up to date dynamically without you having to manage manually on a regular basis. 


  1. Insert a new Taxonomical Listing widget into a widget area

  2. Title: Title: Add the widget title.

  3. Title URL: Add a link which turns the title into a link. Often used to link to a category archive page. 

  4. Template: Select the style of template you require.
    Cards – Standard card template. Used for most purposes.
    Event Cards – Child Theme: Used only for events, displays extra metadata like dates and times.
    Sidebar Cards – Only used for sidebar widget areas if required.

  5. Number of posts:  Choose the number of posts to display.

  6. Click Save.


  1. Post type: Choose the post type you would like to display.

  2. Taxonomy: Choose the taxonomy you would like to display, usually it’s categories or tags.

  3. Term: Display the category or tag you would like to display.

  4. Exclude Child Term: Remove a child category so it doesn’t display if required.

  5. Order by: Choose how you would like to order the content.

  6. Order: Choose Ascending or Descending.

  7. Click Save.


  1. Offset: Choose the order you want to start displaying posts.

  2. Filter results using post meta – If any of the posts have a certain post metadata then you can filter them. Rarely used.

  3. When viewing an archive use that term/taxonomy pair instead – If it's displayed on a shared page sidebar, when it's shown on an archive page it will use the parent term/taxonomy for that instead of what's set in the plugin. Rarely used.

  4. When viewing an archive use that term/taxonomy pair as well – Same as above but adds to it instead of overwriting it. Rarely used.

  5. Click Save (if you’ve changed anything).


  1. Cache the output: The cache default is set to 3600 sec (1hr). It keeps the same posts displayed until it refreshes them. This helps to improve the performance of the website. Try turning this off when you are testing something.

  2. Click Save (if you’ve changed anything).


  1. Show Cover Thumbnail: Depends on the theme installed.

  2. Excerpt length: Depends on the theme installed.

  3. Columns – Set the number of columns to display.

  4. Posts per page – Depends on the theme installed.

Note: Above options are subject to the widget template selected.