Late yesterday I uploaded the most recent updates to my free WordPress plugin BNS Featured Category. This update adds the additional functionality of post thumbnail support which has been on the TODO list and requested several times.

The update made Sept 19, 2010 to version 1.8 also included WordPress “shortcode” support. This functionality proved to be note quite ready for prime-time and I uploaded version 1.8.1 a couple of hours ago after removing the “shortcode” function code.

The working version of 1.8.2 has the shortcode function code re-introduced but I am not satisfied with its full functionality, yet so I will be holding off releasing it until further testing and reviews can be made.

The following is the latest changelog from the BNS Featured Category readme.txt file:

== Changelog ==
= 1.8.1 =
* removed shortcode function due to error issues

= 1.8 =
* released: Sept 19, 2010
* increased minimum required WordPress version to 2.9
* add post_thumbnail support
* added experimental shortcode support - currently best used to generate the only content on a post or page

NB: If you have installed version 1.8 and are experiencing this error (or similar):

Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at ../wp-content/plugins/bns-featured-category/bns-featured-category.php:768) in ../wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 890

You will have to delete the plugin and re-install version 1.8.1 or higher. Our sincerest apologies for any inconveniences. EAC