WordPress 2.5 introduces a widgetized dashboard featuring the latest posts and WordPress news.
This plugin creates a new widget for that dashboard that lists out the latest posts.
See Also: Dashboard Widget Manager
Updgrading From A Previous Version
To upgrade from a previous version of this plugin, delete the entire folder and files from the previous version of the plugin and then follow the installation instructions below.
Or just use the ‘Automatic upgrade’ feature
Installing The Plugin
Extract all files from the ZIP file, making sure to keep the file structure intact, and then upload it to
This should result in the following file structure:
- wp-content - plugins - dashboard-recent-posts-extended | dashboard-recent-posts-extended.php | readme.txt
Then just visit your admin area and activate the plugin.
Using The Plugin
The new widget will show up automatically on your dashboard. If you use Dashboard Widget Manager plugin and have specified a custom widget order, you will need to visit it’s management page and add this new widget to your dashboard.
- Does this plugin support other languages?
Yes, it does. See the WordPress Codex for details on how to make a translation file. Then just place the translation file, named
dashboard-recent-posts-extended-[value in wp-config].mo, into the plugin’s folder.
Contributors & Developers
“Dashboard: Recent Posts Extended” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.
Interested in development?
2.1 – 2009/01/30
- 2.7 support
- Initial release.