CM Curated List Manager (CMCLM) - Plugin Options, Appearance Options

List Options/Settings

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To access plugin options/settings, go to Options in the plugin dashboard. 

1) Plugin Options

In this section, there are several options for formatting and styling the curate lists. 

1.1) General Options

In general plugin options, users can

  • Edit the number of columns in the list.
  • Enable favicon local cache- favicons are the icons next to each link. If this is checked, they will be saved locally. This is not recommended for large lists with many favicons, as it can cause performance issues. 
  • Add rel="nofollow" to links to instruct search engine bots not to follow links for SEO purposes.
  • Enable links to open in a new window or tab.

1.2) Search and Filter

There are also options for changing the search and filter function. Users can

  • Disable/enable showing a list search bar and category tabs for filtering
  • Disable/enable showing additional information below the search field
  • Edit what information that is shown under the search field using placeholders such as {last-update-date} (display list latest update), {links-count} (total number of links), and using HTML entities for formatting

Here's an example of what using the update date and list count placeholders looks like: 

Plugin users can also ascribe a tag for new content added or edited within a specific time frame. To do this, the tag must already be created in Tags. Then, select the tag to label new entries from the drop-down. To disable this feature, simply leave the dropdown empty. 

Search and Filter Labels

In the same section, it's possible to adjust the labels for:

  1. search input,
  2. "all" 
  3. category

1.3) "New" Tag

There is also a dropdown to select how "new" entries must be to have this tag (choose from 1 day to 3 months). 

In this example, any entry created or edited within 3 months will have the tag "Recent." To change the tag name or color, go to the Tags section. 

1.4) Social Features

There are two main social features:

Social Buttons

Displays the share button for a series of social networks.

  • Settings
    • Show/Hide - Displays social buttons
    • Social networks - Choose between Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Reddit, Tumblr and Buffer.

Like Button

Adds a "Like" counter for each entry.


  • Show/hide - Displays the like button

2) Plugin Appearance

In the plugin appearance tab, users can change settings related to category, link, and tooltip appearance. 

2.1) Categories

In the general categories appearance section, users can change

  • Category name font size (leave empty for default font size)
  • General category background color (individual category background colors can be edited in Categories)
  • Category name text color (leave empty for default) 

2.2) Links

  • Individual link entry font size (leave empty for default) 
  • Link title color (leave empty for default) 
  • Subtitle font size (leave empty for default) 
  • Subtitle color (leave empty for default) 
  • Link opacity (leave empty for default) 
  • Hover background color- this is the color that appears when a user hovers over the link entry. The default means no color change. For example, this is what the list looks like with a red hover background color: 

  • Link image height (vertical - leave empty to for auto size)
  • Link image width (horizontal - leave empty to for auto size)
  • Link image height (vertical - leave empty to for auto size)
  • Link image width (vertical - leave empty to for auto size)

2.3) Tooltips 

  • Tooltip background color - this is the tooltip description shown when the reader hovers over a link
  • Tooltip border color (leave empty for default)
  • Tooltip text color (leave empty for default) 

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