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Frontier Query

Display list and grouping of posts in widgets, posts and pages. Breakdown posts by categories, taxonomies, date, post type etc.

Frontier Query enables you to query your Wordpress site from search form, widget and shortcodes.

Build shortcodes using the Frontier Query Shortcode builder - It has never been easier to construct a shortcode, and you can see the result while trying diffrent options.


Main Features

  • Search posts
  • Frontier Query Widget
  • Frontier Search Widget
  • Info box to be used in post and pages with shortcode (see screenshots)
  • Display, Filter and Group results (Widget, Shortcode & Search) by:
    • Category
    • Tag
    • Taxonomy
    • Post Type
    • Publish date (Year, Month or Day)
    • Author
  • Customize the Infobox with several different layouts.
  • Results are cached for performance
  • Infobox and Widgets are context aware - Get filter values from archive pages or posts:
    • Author
    • Category
    • Tag
    • Taxonomies


  • [fq-search] Short-code for advanced search
  • [fq-infobox] Shortcode to place in post and pages to display post break down
  • [fq-shortcode-builder] a WYSIWYG wizard where you can build and view your shortcode output
  • [frontier-query] this will display the results from shortcodes and widgets.

Shortcode Documentation


  • Danish

Let me know what you think, and if you have enhancement requests or problems let me know through support area

Frontier plugins

Author finnj
Contributors finnj
Tags filter, frontend, frontier, posts, query, search, Taxonomy, widget
  1. frontier-query screenshot 1

    Search widget

  2. frontier-query screenshot 2

    Widget group by Category

  3. frontier-query screenshot 3

    Widget grouped by Post Title with featured image

  4. frontier-query screenshot 4

    Shortcode builder

  5. frontier-query screenshot 5

    Shortcode builder results

  6. frontier-query screenshot 6


  7. frontier-query screenshot 7

    Widget configuration

  8. frontier-query screenshot 8

    Results page

  1. Install Frontier Query ( instruction )
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress 3: Review and update Frontier Query settings (settings menu)
  3. Start adding Frontier Search and Frontier Query to your site.
  4. Check the documentation


  • Tested with Wordpress version 4.7.0
  • added new CSS tags to enable layout changes of results: .frontier-query-results-actions & .frontier-query-results-fields


  • Tested with Wordpress version 4.5.0
  • CSS changes for search widget


  • Added date archives to infobox and widget shortcode
    • Date archvices: Year, Month & Day
    • Format month and dates in widget and shortcode builder


  • CSS class changes for infobox, to allow custom expansion of styles.
  • Added Date format setting for lists


  • Initial version

Known Issues and limitations

  • No Custom Fields
Version 1.2.0

Requires WordPress version: 3.4.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.0

Last Updated 12 Nov 2016

Date Added: 19 Dec 2015

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