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Recent Category Posts Widget


Sure, WordPress has a widget for displaying your most recent posts, but what if you want to only display the posts from a single category in a widget, and not everything? This plugin Widget lets you set the title, category, and quantity of posts to display, then it kicks out a list of the most recent posts in that category.


  1. Upload the file widget_cat_posts.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Position the widget in the desired sidebar through the widgets admin page
  4. Set the category and number of posts to display


WordPress doesn’t let you do this? Really?

Nope. Really.


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