Recent items shortcode is used for Properties and for Articles. Only some options apply for articles.
The shortcode can be used from Visual Composer editor or from wordpress editor. It’s easier to set all the settings with Visual Composer.
Shortcode requires to set at least 4 properties (if you user the 3 column style list) or 5 properties (for 4 column style list)
How to add in the shortcode the categories buttons: add in the shortcode the categories IDs you wish to display. See below screenshot and video tutorial:
In the shortcode you can also select:
For Properties you can specify Category Id(s), Action Id(s), Area Id(s), City Id(s) or County/State ID in any combination you wish:
The shortcode allows you to show only featured properties (YES) or all properties (NO)
You can select if you wish to show featured listings first. If you choose no, then properties will list by first publish date. If you choose yes, you will have featured properties first and by first publish date next.
For the slider you can set the auto-scrolling period. If 0 – the slider will change only with the arrows.
To see IDs easier install REVEAL IDS plugin. Help
For Recent Articles you can specify Category ID(s) and list blog posts only from those category(s)
You can choose how many posts to show.