This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Posts in checked categories


Categories Recent Posts Widget is a light widget designed to do one thing and do it well: display the most recent posts from checked categories.


  • [NEW] Can anable timthumb to resize image or disable it
  • [NEW] Can anable or disable post date, comment number
  • [NEW] Can anable or disable excerpt, can set exerpt length
  • Option to change ordering of posts.
  • Support for displaying thumbnail images via WP 2.9’s new post thumbnail feature.
  • Set how many posts to show.
  • Can checked categories that posts come from
  • Multiple widgets.


  • The widget configuration dialog.


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* Updated to use the WP 2.8 widget API.
* Support thumbnail

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This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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