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Posts in Sidebar

This plugin adds a widget to display a list of posts in the WordPress sidebar.

Posts in Sidebar is a plugin for WordPress that lets you show a list of your posts using the criteria you want. This plugin gives you almost all the power of WordPress to retrieve the posts you want and show them in your sidebars.

The plugin has also a shortcode, that you can use in your posts/pages to list your posts.

Once installed, Posts in Sidebar creates a new widget for your sidebar. Add it to your sidebar, select the options to retrieve the posts you want, and save the widget: you're done!

Here are some of the functions you'll have:

  • get posts by authors, categories, tags, post format, or any custom taxonomy;
  • get posts by exact IDs;
  • get posts by meta key/value;
  • get posts by modification date;
  • get posts children of other posts;
  • get posts by search;
  • get posts by complex taxonomies queries;
  • get posts by date queries;
  • exclude posts by authors, taxonomies, and so on;
  • control which elements of the posts are displayed;
  • stylize the output of the widget using custom CSS styles;
  • cache the output of the widget to save queries to the database;
  • ... and much more.

The powerful WordPress class WP_Query is at your fingertips with this plugin. To understand what this plugin can do, take a look at this Codex page: almost all these functions are already included in Posts in Sidebar.

This plugin is free software and it's developed with many efforts: a donation is very appreciated.


Documentation, Help & Bugs

The plugin's documentation is hosted on GitHub. Please refer to it before asking for support.

If you need help, please use WordPress forum. Do not send private email unless it is really necessary.

If you have found a bug, please report it on GitHub.

This plugin is developed using GitHub. If you wrote an enhancement and would share it with the world, please send me a Pull request.


I would like to say Thank You to all the people who helped me in making this plugin better.

Translations of the plugin

This plugin has been translated into these languages:

  • Persian, thanks to AlirezaJamali
  • French, thanks to Thérèse Lachance and cilya
  • Hebrew, thanks to Ahrale
  • Serbo-Croatian, thanks to Borisa Djuraskovic
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Requires: 4.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.4
Last Updated: 3 weeks ago
Active Installs: 10,000+


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9 of 9 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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