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Featured Tag Widget



Sidebar widget plugin that displays a list of posts (and much more) for a particular tag.
You can also add multiple instances of this widget.
This plugin gives you full control on the widget with these options:

  • custom widget Title (or no Title)
  • custom text for the description of the content or whatever
  • the Featured Tag dropdown menu (obviously required to show posts content), shows Tag: “Name-ID-(total posts)”
  • how many posts for the featured Tag to show for each instance of the widget
  • the posts informations to show:
  • image thumbnail (if present in the post)
  • post title
  • post author
  • the post order: newest to oldest –> oldest to newest

‘This widget plugin works with WordPress Tags, not Categories.’

Have fun!

  • Suitable for featured tags, Magazine covers and articles lists, links, business directory, etc.
  • With two istances you can for example put just one image on one istance of the widget and a full list of posts on another instance, in order to have a perfect summary of specific issues.
  • You can also use this widget as a Sidebar Gallery, showing just the images
  • Insert a custom text box and, why not, an image or more for a particular tag.


Good news, this plugin is free for everyone!
Since it’s released under the GPL, you can use it free of charge on your personal or commercial blog.


  • WordPress Admin Plugins page
  • WordPress Admin Widgets page


To install the plugin, please follow these steps:

  1. Download the zipped plugin file to your local machine.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Upload the ‘featured-tag-widget’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory on your webserver.
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  5. Go to ‘Widgets’ section under ‘Appearance’ menu in WordPress and add the ‘Featured Tag Widget’ in your sidebar.
    You can also add several instances of this widget.
  6. Open the widget options and specify in the dropdown menu what tag to pull the posts from.
    Write the number of posts to show for each instance of the widget (leave empty to show all posts).
    Checkbox the informations to show: images (thumbnails), titles, authors.
    Insert a widget title or not to fit your design.
    Insert a custom text for the description of the content or whatever (appears on top).


I do not see any Tag in the window dropdown menu

Insert at least one Tag in any post and it will appear in the list.

The widget appears but says that there is no content in that category

This widget plugin works with Tags, not with Categories.

I do not see some of the images in my Featured Tag Widget list

This widget plugin takes image thumbnails only if they are present as thumb in the post.
If you have multiple images thumb in your post, it will take thumb of the first uploaded image.

Contributors & Developers

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

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  • Invert display posts order option: newest to oldest –> oldest to newest


  • More templates compatibility fixes


  • Minor fixes for WordPress 3.0.1
  • Templates compatibility fixes


  • Minor fixes


  • Images link to post
  • Show post titles as HTML list
  • Better items spacing


  • Added Tag info in the Admin dropdown menu – Tag: ” Name – ID – (total posts) “. Now you know the tagID and how many posts exist for each tag.


  • Added a Custom Text area. An optional description of the content or whatever.


  • Added ‘No Tag found’ behaviour.
  • Added more code comments.


  • Improved method of calling the tags.
  • Dropdown menu.
  • General code cleanup.


  • Good version :D.
  • Added more options.
  • Added GPL license.txt file.
  • Added Readme.txt file.


  • More efficient and logical code.
  • General code cleanup.
  • Added more code comments.


  • Fixed the multi instance feature.


  • Added Code comments.
  • Changed method of calling the tags.


  • Initial release.