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=== SOUP - Show off Upcoming Posts ===
Contributors: thewanderingbrit
Donate link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YMGV56YZ8K5YW
Tags: upcoming, posts, future, scheduled, widget, sidebar, list, number, title, interest, readers, newsletter, rss feed, feedburner, drafts, soup
Requires at least: 2.9
Tested up to: 3.4.1
Stable tag: 1.7
License: GPLv2

Displays your upcoming posts in a sidebar widget to tease your readers

== Description ==

SOUP creates a widget in your sidebar which allows you to display your upcoming posts (scheduled, drafts, or both) to your readers. The idea is to entice your readers to come back and read the article once it gets published, or better yet, subscribe to your RSS feed and/or newsletter.

Here are the configurable options for the widget:

* Title of sidebar widget
* Number of upcoming posts to display (always in ascending order - newest first)
* Which categories to display posts from
* Choose whether to show scheduled posts, drafts, or both.
* Display order of the posts (next post first or random order)
* Message to display for when there are no scheduled posts or drafts
* Show/hide newsletter link
* Include link to sign up to newsletter

I've got plans to continue developing and updating this plugin. If you have any suggestions on revisions that you'd like to see made, please [get in touch](http://www.theukedge.com/contact/ "Contact Dave at The UK Edge") or [find me on Twitter](http://www.twitter.com/daclements "Dave on Twitter").

I also run [Do It With WordPress](http://www.doitwithwp.com "WordPress Tutorials"), which has an array of tutorials for managing, modifying and maintaining your WordPress sites.

== Installation ==

1. Upload `soup-show-off-upcoming-posts` folder to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
1. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
1. Go to Appearance > Widgets to put the widget in your selected sidebar.
1. Set your settings, hit Save and go to your site to see it in action.

== Frequently Asked Questions ==

= Are there more options planned in future? =

Absolutely. I'll be providing more options and upgrades in the near future. You can stay up to date by following me on [Twitter](http://www.twitter.com/daclements "Dave on Twitter").

= I don't have a newsletter. Is this functionality lost on me? =

Many WordPress users send their RSS feed through FeedBurner, which has the option to deliver your latest posts by email to anyone who subscribes. Just log in to FeedBurner, go to the Publicize tab and select Email Subscriptions where you'll be able to grab the link.

= I'm having issues. What do I do? =

Get in touch with me and I'll do my best to help. [Contact me](http://www.theukedge.com/contact/ "Contact Dave at The UK Edge").

== Screenshots ==

1. An example of the widget in use.
2. The widget control panel.

== Changelog ==

= 1.7 =
* Added option to enable/disable RSS link
* Minor bug fixes

= 1.6.3 =
* Made final preparations for localization. Translators: please send me your translations.

= 1.6.2 =
* Fixed fatal error during plugin activation.

= 1.6.1 =
* Readied plugin for internationalization, including loading translation files, when they're available.
* Minor bugfixes.

= 1.6 =
* Added ability to filter posts by category, so that you can be specific about the particular categories you want to show posts from.
* Audited and tidied up the code.
* Prepared plugin for full internationalization - please send translations if you have some.

= 1.5.1 =
* Modified database query to exclude sticky posts, which were showing up no matter what options you set.

= 1.5 =
* Added option (and default setting) to configure message that is displayed if there are no posts matching your settings.

= 1.4 =
* Added option to change display order of posts (random, or next post first)

= 1.3.3 =
* Fixed bad image link for RSS icon.

= 1.3.2 =
* Added option to give plugin author credit

= 1.3.1 =
* Minor updates

= 1.3 =
* Included option to display either drafts, scheduled posts, or both.

= 1.2 =
* Included option to display URL to newsletter signup.
* Revised and tidied up code

= 1.1 =
* Made changes to include cross-compatibility for different sites.

= 1.0 =
* Initial version.

== Upgrade Notice ==

= 1.7 =
* Added option to enable/disable RSS link. Minor bug fixes.

= 1.6.3 =
* Made final adjustments for localization.

= 1.6.2 =
* Fixed fatal error during upgrade and activation.

= 1.6.1 =
* Minor bug fixes and further localization tweaks.

= 1.6 =
* Add ability to set posts by category, cleaned up code and prepared widget for complete localization.

= 1.5.1 =
* Removed sticky posts from showing up in widget.

= 1.5 =
* Added configurable message for when there are no posts to display

= 1.4 =
* Added option to change display order of posts (random or next post first)

= 1.3.3 =
* Adds link to newsletter and provides choice to display drafts, scheduled posts, or both. Included option to give plugin author credit. Fixed incorrect image reference.

= 1.3.2 =
* Adds link to newsletter and provides choice to display drafts, scheduled posts, or both. Included option to give plugin author credit.

= 1.3.1 =
* Adds link to newsletter and provides choice to display drafts, scheduled posts, or both.

= 1.3 =
* Adds link to newsletter and provides choice to display drafts, scheduled posts, or both.

= 1.2 =
* Adds the ability to also send readers to your newsletter signup page to subscribe to future updates.

= 1.1 =
Initial version for other sites.