List all posts by Authors, nested Categories and Titles


Particularly suitable to all multi-nested categories and multi-authors website, with lots of posts and complex category layout (i.e.: academic papers, newpapers articles, etc), as weel as for single-user websites (read below). This plugin allows the user to place a shortcode into any page and get rid of a long and nested menu/submenu to show all site’s posts (including custom post types assigned to a standard category). A customizable selector in the page will allow the reader to select grouping by Category/Author/Title.

Shortcode’s options include:

  • excluding any category from the list
  • excluding/including admin users from the list
  • single-user website usage
  • select what list(s) to display
  • limit number of posts in list output
  • Show (optional) post date
  • Show in reverse date order

Output grouped by Category will look like:

    post1                       AUTHOR
        post2                   AUTHOR
        post3                   AUTHOR
            post4               AUTHOR

Shortcode generator

The plugin installs a new menu ACT List Shortcodes in Admin->Tools. The tool is a helper to automatically generate the required shortcode. It will parse the options and display the string to be copied and pasted into any page. Please refer to the plugin admin page for a full list of options.

Default manual usage:


all categories and subcategories post, excluding administrator’s posts, grouped by (upon selection) Category/Author/Title

Exclude categories:

[ACT-list exclude=”cat1-slug, cat2-slug, …”]

listed categories will be excluded. Categories must be listed with their slugnames.

Include admin’s posts:

[ACT-list admin=1]

this option will also include all admin’s posts in the list.

Single-user website:

[ACT-list singleuser=1]

this option is suited for websites with a single author (or when you don’t want to show the authors). It removes grouping by Authors and any author name. This option includes the admin=1 option, so that it will list any post in the website. You can still apply “excluding categories” option.

Select what list(s) to display

The parameter “show” will allow the admin to select what lists will be shown and if the dropdown selector is needed or not. i.e.:

[ACT-list show=”Category, Author”]


[ACT-list show=”Title, Category”]

Allowed terms for the “show” parameter are: Author, Title, Category.

Split the lists into separate pages

By selecting only one variable in the “show” parameter, you will be able to show only one list without the dropdown selector. This will enable you to put the 3 lists into separate pages, or separate tabs of the same page.

Page#1 (or tab#1)
[ACT-list show=”Category”]

Page#2 (or tab#2)
[ACT-list show=”Author”]

Page#3 (or tab#3)
[ACT-list show=”Title”]

Limit the number of posts in the lists

If you have a large numbers of posts (>2,000), it could be convenient to limit the number of posts in the lists, including only a certain amount of the most recent posts. This can be achieved separately for the 3 lists using the following parameters: postspercategory, postsperauthor, totalpoststitle. i.e.:

[ACT-list show=”Category” postspercategory=”20″] will show only the 20 most recent posts for each category.

Show posts list in reverse date order

By default, the posts will be listed from newest to oldest. To change this behaviour, use the reverse-date=1 parameter.

Show posts date (v.>=2.7.0)

The date of the post could be printed out before the post name, optionally

If you like the plugin, feel free to rate it (on the right side of this page) or donate via PayPal. Thanks a lot! 🙂


  • The Shortcode generator in the Tools admin backend
  • A frontend example (single user, no other authors)
  • A frontend example (multiple users)


  1. Upload list-all-posts-by-ACT folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. 通过WordPress的“插件”菜单激活插件
  3. Use the Admin->Tools->ACT List Shortcodes form to generate the shortcode.


Can I customize the style in the lists?

Yes, all lists are included in ATC-wrapper div. You can override it in your child theme style.css

Can I remove the selector, so that the plugin will display only one list?

Yes. Just use the show option to display only one list, as explained in description

What happened to the language folder?

As of version 2.7.1, this plugin no longer ships with translation files. Translations will be available at and they will be updated through WordPress process.


I love the plugin, it's simple and does almost exactly what I want. For me, the problem is it doubles up on posts by showing posts in the base category and showing them again under the child category, I need to include the child categories only. By excluding the base category, all the childs are excluded too, I would love to see a few more features for category selection including an option to exclude the base category without excluding the childs.
I really love this plugin! I use it primarily on sites where I post serial fiction, and being able to create a customized self-updating table of contents in a matter of seconds is wonderful!
It has been a long, on and off search for a suitable Table of Contents for our blog, turned information center. A TOC that lists posts by category is a welcomed solution. 'Lists all ...' is perfect. Well written. Good documentation, easy to use and their shortcode generator is a help. It has enhanced our site. Thank you.
Very easy to use and does exactly what I was looking for.
I have a large number of categories and subcategories and was looking for a way to quickly display them in 1 page for SEO indexing. It worked great. If the rest of the features work like this it looks to be pretty awesome thanks. Jesse


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  • Minor bug fixed.


  • Added link to each Category or Author page.


  • Minor bug fixed.


  • Fixed bug: hide an authors name if he has no posts because of an excluded category.


  • Fixed bug on postdate


  • Bug fix


  • Bug fix


  • Removed languages folder, switched translations to


  • Introducing optional post-date printing in the list


  • Minor changes. PSR2 code compliance


  • Removed few unwanted characters


  • Bug fix


  • Introducing a new switch to change the posts lists in reverse date order


  • removing old unwanted files


  • Implemented proper localization support


  • Minor code enhancements


  • Now the plugin supports also custom post types, if assigned to any standard category


  • Introduced new admin backend tool: shortcode automatic generator form
  • Added Dutch translation (credits to Rolf van Gelder)


  • Added Norwegian translation.


  • Introduced new parameters to limit output for huge lists.


  • Now all user’s roles will be listed in the Author page, not only author roles.


  • Added German localization


  • Introducing the show option, to select what list to display
  • Changing the option single to singleuser for better understanding
  • Updated description to include the new option


  • Introducing the single option, for single-user websites
  • Updated description to include the new option


  • readme.txt improvements


  • Added a missing <ul> in byTitle list


  • few styling adjustments


  • minor styling fixes


  • First working version