Author Recent Posts


This Plugin contains a responsive Widget for showing off recent posts by an author on all the single post pages created by that author or you can also show the Widget on single post pages using shortcode. This Plugin is useful when you have multiple authors on your WordPress blog and you wish to display list of posts only created by particular author of the post.

With this Plugin you can choose number of posts to display, show or hide featured image, alternate image url, dimensions of featured image, option to choose display post date or not. You can also show author name in title using ‘[author]’ shortcode in Widget options. We will adding more options in the next version.

For more detail visit author recent posts plugin page

To show this widget in any single post page, copy and paste shortcode generated by widget to that post or use WordPress do_shortcode() function in your theme’s single post page template.


  • Widget Options
  • Viewing the Widget with thumbnail
  • Viewing the Widget without thumbnail
  • Specify '[author]' shortcode in Widget options
  • Viewing author name in Widget


This section describes how to install the Plugin and get it working.


  1. Install Author Recent Post Plugin either via the Plugin directory, or by uploading the author_recent_posts folder to /wp-content/Plugins/ directory at your server
  2. Activate the Plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Drag Author Recent Posts Widget from list of your Available Widget to the sidebar where you want to place the Widget
  4. You can change the setting as per your requirement or can opt default settings and you’re ready


How to use it?

Enable the Plugin and place the Widget in the sidebar wherever you want

Where does this Widget appear?

This Widget appears only to single posts on your WordPress blog

How can I show author name in Widget

Specify ‘[author]’ shortcode (without quote) in title to display author name in Widget. Check screenshot for more detail

How can I show this widget into my single post page?

Use shortcode generated by widget to display into your single post

Is this responsive?

Yes, Widget created by Author Recent Posts Plugin is responsive

Does this Plugin has it’s own CSS rule for coloring of links and texts?

No, this Plugin doesn’t have any CSS rule for coloring of links and texts. It just inherit those from your theme’s styles

Contributors & Developers

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


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Interested in development?

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  • plugin updated to use shortcode


  • plugin updated to show post date in format as set in WordPress setting


  • Bugfix: Posts in sidebar and current post were displaying same publish date. Issue fixed


  • Added option to specify alternate image url to show alternate image if featured image is not specified in post


  • Let you specify a title with or without author name, set number of posts, enable/disable featured image and it’s size, display or not post date