Minitek Wall

Minitek Wall is the most powerful content display system for WordPress, ideal for creating all sorts of magical layouts with beautiful animated filtering and AJAX pagination. With Minitek Wall you can create amazing grids with:

  • Posts
  • Media (Images)
  • Pages
  • Woocommerce products

Minitek Wall is great for managing any categorised and tagged content like portfolios, galleries, blogs and product catalogs. Due to its light-weight and efficient approach, it works beautifully and smoothly on all modern devices including smartphones and tablets.

Features that are only available in the Pro version are displayed with the label: PRO

To install Minitek Wall

  1. Login to WordPress admin dashboard
  2. Navigate to the WordPress Plugin Installer and click on "Add New"
    Installation
  3. Click on "Upload Plugin", select the plugin zip file and then click on "Install Now"
    Installation
  4. Navigate to Plugins and activate the plugin Minitek Wall
This section applies only to the Pro version of the plugin. The free version can be updated without authentication.

The plugin must be authenticated before you can update it. To authenticate and update Minitek Wall:

  1. Navigate to Minitek Wall > Settings.
  2. Enter your Download ID in the respective field. You can find your Download ID in the Minitek Dashboard.
  3. That's it! The plugin will now notify you whenever there is a new version released. Please note that you will be able to receive updates only for the duration of your subscription at Minitek.gr.

Grid class: An optional class to be applied to the wall container. You can use this class to add your own custom css to a specific wall.

Load FontAwesome: Loads the necessary icons. If your template uses the FontAwesome library you can safely disable this option.

Load Lightbox2: PRO Loads the Lightbox2 library, responsible for opening images in a modal window. If your template uses the Lightbox2 library you can safely disable this option.

General settings

The plugin has 2 data source modes: Dynamic source and Specific items. In the Dynamic source mode, the plugin will always show the latest items according to the selected parameters. In the Specific items mode, the plugin will always show the specified items.

Data source

Dynamic source

The dynamic source supports 4 item types:

  • Posts
  • Media (Images)
  • Pages
  • Woocommerce products

You can select only 1 of the available item types.

Data source

Dynamic source - Categories

These parameters are available only it the items type is set to 'Posts' or 'Products'.

Category filtering type: Select whether you want to include or exclude items from the selected categories.

Categories: Include or exclude items from the selected categories.

Include children: Select whether to include items from children categories of the selected categories.

Dynamic source - Tags

These parameters are available only it the items type is set to 'Posts' or 'Products'.

Tag filtering type: Select whether you want to include or exclude items from the selected tags.

Tags: Include or exclude items from the selected tags.

Data source

Dynamic source - Authors

Author filtering type: Select whether you want to include or exclude items from the selected authors.

Authors: Include or exclude items from the selected authors.

Dynamic source - General

Exclude items: You can exclude specific items from the wall by entering the items (posts) id's separated by commas.

Offset: (integer) Number of items to displace or pass over. This means that the first x items will be skipped and not shown in the wall.

Keywords: The plugin will only show items that match these keywords. You must separate multiple keywords with spaces. Prepending a keyword with a hyphen (eg. -lorem) will exclude items matching that keyword.

Ordering: Orders items in the wall by the selected value.

Ordering direction: Ascending or descending.

Data source

Specific items

Post IDs: Only the selected items will be displayed in the grid. Enter the Ids of the items separated by commas.

Ordering: Orders items in the wall by the selected value.

Ordering direction: Ascending or descending.

Data source

Minitek Wall features 17 preset layouts (8 in the free version). Each layout contains items of different sizes and the contents for each item size can be independently configured via the parameters of the tab Detail box.

Items sizes

B: Big

L: Landscape

P: Portrait

S: Small

E: Equal columns

V: Vertical list

Masonry grids contain a combination of the items B L P S.

Equal columns grids contain E items.

Vertical list grids contain V items.

For example, the Masonry - Grid 7 contains:

  • 1 B item
  • 1 L item
  • 1 P item
  • 4 S items
Layout

General Layout settings

Columns: Number of columns for the Equal columns layout.

Layout mode:

  • Masonry: The default layout mode. Items are arranged in a vertically cascading grid without leaving any gaps.
  • FitRows: Items are arranged into rows. Works well for items that have the same height.

Gutter: Items spacing in pixels.

Item border: Select whether to apply a border around each item in the grid.

Border size: Size of border in pixels.

Border color: Border color.

Border radius: Radius that will be applied to the item's 4 edges (round edges), in pixels.

Layout

Show images: Select whether you want to show the items images.

Image type:

  • Featured: The Featured image of the item. If not found, the inline image will be used instead.
  • Inline: The first image found inside the item content.

Full size image: If enabled, the image will cover the whole item container and will be visible behind the detail box.

Crop images: If enabled, the plugin will crop the images to the specified dimensions. If disabled, the original images will be used and they will be resized to fit the grid. Aspect ratio of original images will be preserved.

Image width: If image cropping is enabled, the images will be cropped to this width, in pixels.

Image height: If image cropping is enabled, the images will be cropped to this height, in pixels.

Fallback image: An absolute url of the image to be displayed if there is no Featured or Inline image.

  The plugin stores the cropped images inside the folder wp-content/plugins/minitek-wall/public/images/.
Image settings

General settings

Title limit: Word limit for title.

Introtext limit: Word limit for introtext.

Strip introtext html: Select whether to strip all html from item content and keep only plain text. Warning: If you disable this option and the html inside the item content is not valid, the plugin will not work properly and the wall functionality will break. Also, if this option is disabled, the introtext limit will be ignored.

Date format: See instructions on Formatting Date and Time.

Detail box

Size-specific settings

These parameters allow for configuring the contents and the appearance of each item size independently.

Show detail box: Select whether to show the box that contains all item data. if disabled, all post data will be hidden.

Detail box position: Position of the detail box relative to the item container. If no image is found, the position will default to 'Cover'.

Background color: The background color of the item container.

Background color opacity: The opacity of the background color. Accepts values from 0 up to 1 with 2 decimals (e.g., 0.75).

Detail box text color: The color of all text inside the detail box.

Show title: Select whether to show the item title.

Show introtext: Select whether to show the item text.

Show date: Select whether to show the item creation date.

Show category: Select whether to show the item categories.

Show tags: Select whether to show the item tags.

Show author: Select whether to show the item author.

Show price: Select whether to show the item price. Works only with Woocommerce products.

Show comments count: Select whether to show the item comments count.

Show read more button: Select whether to show a read more button linking to the item page.

Detail box

Show hover box: Select whether to show the hover box that appears when you hover over the item.

Background color: The background color of the hover box.

Background color opacity: The opacity of the hover box background color. Accepts values from 0 up to 1 with 2 decimals (e.g., 0.75).

Text color: The color of all text inside the hover box.

Effect type: The hover box animation effect.

Effect speed: The speed of the hover box animation, in milliseconds.

Effect easing: The hover box animation effect easing.

Show title: Select whether to show the item title inside the hover box.

Title limit: Word limit for item title inside the hover box.

Show introtext: Select whether to show the item text inside the hover box.

Introtext limit: Word limit for item text inside the hover box.

Strip introtext html: Select whether to strip all html from item content and keep only plain text. Warning: If you disable this option and the html inside the item content is not valid, the plugin will not work properly and the wall functionality will break. Also, if this option is disabled, the introtext limit will be ignored.

Show date: Select whether to show the item creation date inside the hover box.

Date format: See instructions on Formatting Date and Time.

Show category: Select whether to show the item categories inside the hover box.

Show tags: Select whether to show the item tags inside the hover box.

Show author: Select whether to show the item author inside the hover box.

Show price: Select whether to show the item price inside the hover box. Works only with Woocommerce products.

Show comments count: Select whether to show the item comments count inside the hover box.

Show link icon: Select whether to show a link icon linking to the item page. Clicking on the link icon will redirect to the post page.

Show lightbox icon PRO: Select whether to show a zoom icon inside the hover box. Clicking on the zoom icon will open the post image in a modal window.

Hover box
Hover box

Pagination type PRO: Select whether you want to enable the Load more button that dynamically loads more items in the wall.

Initial items: The amount of items that will be initially loaded in the wall on page load.

Items per page PRO: The amount of items that will be loaded in the wall on each additional page (each time the Load more button is clicked).

Additional pages PRO: The number of additional pages to load after the initial items. Enter -1 if you don't want to limit the number of pages.

Show remaining items PRO: Select whether you want to show the number of remaining items inside the Load more button.

Keep filters active PRO: Maintains filters active when loading more items in the wall. Warning:This may result in empty pages if the new page does not contain items that belong to the active filters.

Reset button PRO: If enabled, it will display a 'Reset' button next to the 'Load more' button whenever there is an active filter. The 'Reset' button resets the wall filtering to its original state.

Theme color PRO: The background color of the pagination buttons.

Text color PRO: The text color of the pagination buttons.

Border radius PRO: Radius that will be applied to pagination buttons (round edges), in pixels.

Pagination

Effects: Select one or more effects for all filter operations. At least one effect must be selected.

Transition duration: Defines the duration of all filtering and sorting animations in milliseconds.

Transition stagger: The stagger effect adds an incremental transition-delay to each target element in the order it is processed, and is also applied to sorting operations.

Effects

Theme color: The background color of the filtering and sorting buttons.

Border radius: Radius that will be applied to filtering and sorting buttons (round edges), in pixels.

Reset button PRO: Displays a button that resets the wall filtering and sorting to its original state.

Filters mode PRO:

  • Current: Shows filters from currently loaded items only. New filters are added dynamically when the 'Load more' button is clicked.
  • All: Shows filters from all items, even those that are not loaded yet.

Category filters: Category filters can be displayed in a dropdown list or as inline buttons.

Tag filters PRO: Tag filters can be displayed in a dropdown list or as inline buttons.

Sorting type: Sorting buttons can be displayed in a dropdown list or as inline buttons.

Author sorting: Sorts items by author.

Title sorting: Sorts items by title.

Date created sorting: Sorts items by creation date.

Date modified sorting: Sorts items by modification date.

Comments count sorting: Sorts items by comments count.

Sorting direction: Ascending or descending.

Filters

Enable Responsive levels: If disabled, the wall layout will be the same for all screen sizes, otherwise you can configure each screen size separately with the following parameters.

L size: Size limit for Large screens (in pixels). Under this limit, the M layout will be applied.

L cell height: Cell height in pixels.

M layout: If 'Masonry grid' is selected, the layout will be displayed according to the selected grid in 'Layout' parameters. Otherwise, the items will be displayed in equal columns for this screen size and the detail box will inherit the parameters of the tab 'Detail box - Columns / Vertical list'.

M size: Size limit for Medium screens (in pixels). Under this limit, the S layout will be applied.

M items: Items per row for Medium screens. It applies only if 'Equal columns' is selected as 'M layout'.

M cell height: Cell height in pixels.

S layout: If 'Masonry grid' is selected, the layout will be displayed according to the selected grid in 'Layout' parameters. Otherwise, the items will be displayed in equal columns for this screen size and the detail box will inherit the parameters of the tab 'Detail box - Columns / Vertical list'.

S size: Size limit for Small screens (in pixels). Under this limit, the XS layout will be applied.

S items: Items per row for Small screens. It applies only if 'Equal columns' is selected as 'S layout'.

S cell height: Cell height in pixels.

XS layout: If 'Masonry grid' is selected, the layout will be displayed according to the selected grid in 'Layout' parameters. Otherwise, the items will be displayed in equal columns for this screen size and the detail box will inherit the parameters of the tab 'Detail box - Columns / Vertical list'.

XS size: Size limit for Extra Small screens (in pixels). Under this limit, the XXS layout will be applied.

XS items: Items per row for Extra Small screens. It applies only if 'Equal columns' is selected as 'XS layout'.

XS cell height: Cell height in pixels.

XXS layout: If 'Masonry grid' is selected, the layout will be displayed according to the selected grid in 'Layout' parameters. Otherwise, the items will be displayed in equal columns for this screen size and the detail box will inherit the parameters of the tab 'Detail box - Columns / Vertical list'.

XXS items: Items per row for Extra Extra Small screens. It applies only if 'Equal columns' is selected as 'XXS layout'.

XXS cell height: Cell height in pixels.

Responsive levels
Responsive levels

You can display a wall anywhere in your website by using this shortcode in a page, post or widget:

[mwall id="wall_id"]

where wall_id is the id of a specific Wall.

You can also use the code:

<?php echo do_shortcode("[mwall id='wall_id']"); ?>

directly inside a php file.

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