Latest Posts by BestWebSoft


Simple plugin which adds latest posts widget to your WordPress website. Show date, author, reading time, featured image, excerpt, and comments number. Display latest posts from particular category only.

Highlight latest posts for your visitors!


  • Add latest posts to widgets
  • Change widget title
  • Display latest posts from a certain category
  • Customize Read More text
  • Choose the number of latest posts to display
  • Set the excerpt length
  • Set default image if post image is missing
  • Display additional post info:
    • Date
    • Author
    • Reading time
    • Comments number
    • Featured image
    • Excerpt
  • Add custom code via plugin settings page
  • Compatible with latest WordPress version
  • Incredibly simple settings for fast setup without modifying code
  • Detailed step-by-step documentation and videos

If you have a feature suggestion or idea you’d like to see in the plugin, we’d love to hear about it! Suggest a Feature

Documentation & Videos

Help & Support

Visit our Help Center if you have any questions, our friendly Support Team is happy to help —


  • Russian (ru_RU)
  • Ukrainian (uk)

Some of these translations are not complete. We are constantly adding new features which should be translated. If you would like to create your own language pack or update the existing one, you can send the text of PO and MO files to BestWebSoft and we’ll add it to the plugin. You can download the latest version of the program for work with PO and MO files Poedit.

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  • Latest Posts Widget display on the page.
  • Latest Posts Settings page.
  • Latest Posts Widget settings in WordPress admin panel.


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the bws-latest-posts folder to /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin using the ‘Plugins’ menu in your WordPress admin panel.
  3. Go to Appearance -> Widgets administration page and look for the widget named Latest Posts Widget
How do I enable Latest Posts display on my website?

Please go to Appearance -> Widgets administration page and look for the widget named Latest Posts Widget.

I have some problems with the plugin’s work. What Information should I provide to receive proper support?

Please make sure that the problem hasn’t been discussed yet on our forum ( If no, please provide the following data along with your problem’s description:

  • The link to the page where the problem occurs
  • The name of the plugin and its version. If you are using a pro version – your order number.
  • The version of your WordPress installation
  • Copy and paste into the message your system status report. Please read more here: Instruction on System Status

Contributors & Developers

“Latest Posts by BestWebSoft” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



V0.3 – 17.04.2017

  • Bugfix : Multiple Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability was fixed.

V0.2 – 12.10.2016

  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.

V0.1 – 04.07.2015

  • Ability to add Latest Posts Widget to the site.