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You can always control the posts displayed from A .xml file. by using the following attributes with <posts> tag;

P.S : If you use <posts> tag without the source attribute, it will use the frontpage source as default.

<posts ... /> 

Here is a list of the attributes that you can use to control pulled out posts source

  • "limit" : Controls the number of posts pulled from source with these Attributes
<posts limit="10" ... /> 

In the example above, it only displays only 10 posts from the source

  • source_unique="true" :Excludes duplicates found in blocks .
<posts source_unique="true" ... /> 
  • source="current_page" :is converts into one of the following sources: tag, search_result or frontpage
<posts source="current_page" ... />
  • source="search_result" : When you use "search_result" attribute , it will display posts found by a search phrase from the request
<posts source="search_result" ... /> 
  • source="frontpage" : Displays posts from Home section
<posts source="frontpage"> 
  • source="frontpage" seciton_url="politics" Using "section_url" attribute along with "source" attribute it would show posts from the section URL added , like example below :
<posts source="frontpage" seciton_url="politics" ... />

Displays posts from Politics section on front page

  • source="frontpage" section_url="{{post.section}}" : displays posts from current post's primary section (or one of the secondary sections if not primary section defined).
<posts source="frontpage" section_url="{{post.section}}" ... />
  • source="saved" :Displays posts from those that user saved/liked (should have been liked but whatever)
<posts source="saved" ... />
  • source="tag" : displays posts with one of the tags matching tag from the request
<posts source="tag" ... /> 
  • source="tag" tag_name="example_tag" : displays posts with one of the tags matching "example_tag" tag
<posts source="tag" tag_name="example_tag" ... /> 
  • source="tag" order="primary" :displays posts with primary tag matching tag from the request Falls back to matching secondary tags.
<posts source="tag" order="primacy" ... /> 
  • source="popular" : displays posts ordered by pageviews from the last 1 hour.
<posts source="popular" ... /> 
  • source="popular" interval="6" unit="hour" : displays posts ordered by page-views from the last 6 hours
<posts source="popular" interval="6" unit="hour" ... /> 

-- (soon deprecated)

  • source="popular" period="6h" : displays posts ordered by page-views from the last 6 hours.
<posts source="popular" period="6h" ... /> 

-- (soon introduced)

  • source="popular" period="lifetime" : displays posts ordered by page-views from all time.
<posts source="popular" period="lifetime" ... /> 

-- (soon introduced)

  • source="popular" [sections_filter] : displays posts ordered by pageviews from the last 1 hour and filtered by sections (see below)
<posts source="popular" [sections_filter] ... />
  • source="related" : displays posts which tags match one of the tags of the current post. it falls back to posts which sections match primary section of current post.
<posts source="related" ... />

if you need to Disable the fallback

<posts source="related" no_fallback="true" />
  • source="related" [sections_filter] : displays posts which tags match one of the tags of the current post filtered by sections
<posts source="related" [sections_filter] ... /> 
  • source="related" from_tags_of_current_post="false" [sections_filter] : displays posts filtered by sections
<posts source="related" from_tags_of_current_post="false" [sections_filter] ... /> 
  • source="related" [tags_filter] : displays posts filtered by tags (see below)
<posts source="related" [tags_filter] ... />
  • source="related" [period_filter] : displays posts filtered by publishing date
<posts source="related" [period_filter] ... />
  • source="related" post_per_section="true" from_sections="politics,health-care" :

displays at most 2 posts -- one from Politics and one from Health Care

<posts source="related" post_per_section="true" from_sections="politics,health-care" ... />

Sections Filter:

  • from_sections_of_current_post="true" : keeps posts which sections match one of the current post's sections
<posts ... from_sections_of_current_post="true" ... />
  • from_sections_of_current_post_other_than="section_name"

keeps posts which sections match one of the current post's sections excluding those that are in section_name mentioned.

<posts ... from_sections_of_current_post_other_than="section_name" ... />
  • from_sections="section1, section2" : keeps posts from section1 and section2 sections
<posts ... from_sections="section1, section2" ... /> 
  • from_sections_other_than="section1, section2" : ignores posts from section1 and section2 sections
<posts ... from_sections_other_than="section1,section2" ... />
  • from_sections="section1" from_sections_other_than="section2" : keeps posts that are in section1 but not in section2
<posts ... from_sections="section1" from_sections_other_than="section2" ... />

Tags Filter:

  • from_tags_of_current_post="true" displays posts which tags match one of the tags of the current post (default behavior of related source)
<posts ... from_tags_of_current_post="true" ... /> 
  • from_tags="section1" displays posts which tags include "section1" tag

<posts ... from_tags="section1" ... />

  • from_tags_other_than="section1" : displays posts which tags do not include "section1" tag
<posts ... from_tags_other_than="section1" .../>

Period Filter:

  • interval="12" unit="day" : (soon deprecated) either used to define page-views period for popular source or publishing date for related source
<posts ... interval="12" unit="day" ... />
  • period="12d" : (soon introduced) either used to define PVs period for popular source or publishing date for related source
<posts ... period="12d" ... /> 
  • published_before_current_post="true" : Used in related source to keep only posts that are older than the current one.
<posts ... published_before_current_post="true" ... />
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