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MaxRef Widgets is a powerful way for Content Marketers to add unlimited widgets on your sidebars with options to display posts only from a certain category, the links from a particular link category, comments and more. New in version 2.1 is the ability to display widgets only on certain blog categories. Choose how many posts or pages appear, to display an RSS feed for categories, and how to sort the links presented.

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Version History

Version 1.1 released May 1, 2008
Version 1.2 released May 5, 2008
Version 1.3 released May 12, 2008
Version 1.4 released May 18, 2008
Version 1.5 released May 26, 2008
Version 1.6 released June 14, 2008
Version 1.7 released August 2, 2008
Version 1.8 released February 10, 2009
Version 1.8.1 released February 12, 2009
Version 1.9 released February 18, 2009
Version 1.9.1 released March 04, 2009
Version 1.9.5 released June 19, 2009
Version 1.9.6 released December 9, 2009
version 2.0 released May 27, 2011

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  • New Tab to set MaxRef Widgets to display in selected blog categories only

  • MaxRef Widgets displays page parent and child group on sidebars

  • MaxRef Widgets child group with title link on sidebars


  1. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.
  3. Go to your widgets area, and add a MaxRef Widgets (as many as you want)
  4. Click on Edit to configure your new widget to display Posts by Category, Pages, Links by Category, or Comments, and then your Sort and other options. Use the new second tab section to show a widget only in certain blog post categories.


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