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Advanced Recent Posts Widget


Advanced Recent Posts Widget is a light widget advanced version of the WordPress Recent Posts widget allowing increased customization to display recent posts from multiple categories or from custom post types.


  • Display post thumbnails, with customizable size and automatic resizing using timthumb script.
  • Display post excerpt, date, comment count, and more.
  • Provides option to:
    ***show the post excerpt and how long the excerpt should be.
    ***show the post excerpt and how long the excerpt should be.
    ***show the post date.
    ***show read more link
    ***show the comment count.
    ***override the post order to order by; date, title, random, comment count etc.
    ***select multiple categories
    ***select custom post type
  • Multiple widgets.


  • The widget configuration dialog.


  1. Download the plugin.

  2. Upload it to the plugins folder of your blog.

  3. Goto the Plugins section of the WordPress admin and activate the plugin.

  4. Goto the Widget tab of the Presentation section and configure the widget.

  5. Changing the CSS – If you need to configure the CSS style of Advanced Recent Posts Widget, you can copy the ‘advanced-recent-posts-widget.css’ file from the plugin directory to your theme’s directory and make your modifications there. This way, you won’t lose your changes when you update the plugin.


See documentation at

Contributors & Developers

“Advanced Recent Posts Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Updated timthumb.php
Updated advanced-recent-posts-widget.php html output