This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Featured Images Widget


Show your featured images from recent posts in a sidebar widget. Filter by category and select the amount of images you would like to show.


  • In the admin section, you can select how many images to show, which category to show and whether or not to display the built-in CSS.
  • Here is a screenshot of how the images might display.


  1. Upload folder to wp-content/themes
  2. Go to Appearance > Widgets
  3. Drag “Featured Images Widget” into the sidebar where you want to display it


Can I change the sort order of the images?

Not yet.

Why aren’t my thumbnails loading in the widget?

Check your posts and make sure you have the image set as a featured image.

Contributors & Developers

“Featured Images Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Added ability to disable built-in CSS


  • Fixed headers


  • Initial Revision