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Posts in Sidebar

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


  • NEW: Now it's possible to display the name of the taxonomy in the archive link.
  • FIX: resolved multiple PHP notices.


  • Compatibility with Relevantssi plugin (props by KTS915).
  • Updated the Hebrew translation (thanks to Ahrale).


  • NEW: Added options to use a custom image instead of the standard featured image (props by joaogsr).
  • NEW: Added class "sticky" if a post is sticky (props by acrok).
  • CHANGE: Added a checkbox to completely hide the widget if no posts are found (instead of removing the "no posts text" in order to do this).
  • Added placeholders in HTML fields.


  • FIX: resolved "No posts" issue when upgrading from 1.22 version.
  • Updated Hebrew (thanks to Ahrale) and Italian translations.


  • NEW: the widget can be hidden now if no posts are found (props by der_velli).
  • NEW: Added the option to display the full size of the featured image (props by Ilaria).
  • Moved plugin's functions files into subfolder.
  • Moved plugin's functions into separate file.
  • Added debugging tools.
  • Fixed one undefined index notice.
  • Updated the Hebrew translation (thanks to Ahrale).
  • Code improvements.


  • NEW: Added an option to display only the "Read more..." link.
  • Updated the Hebrew translation (thanks to Ahrale).
  • Added Serbo-Croatian language (thanks to Borisa Djuraskovic).


  • NEW: Added an option to exclude the current post in single post page or the current page in single page.
  • Added an alert in the widget admin if the current theme doesn't support the Post Thumbnail feature.


  • FIX: Now the dropdown menu for post type selection correctly displays all the public post types (thanks to pathuri).


  • NEW: Selection of categories and tags is in form of comma separated values. This will prevent server load in case there are too many terms. Also, now the user can get posts from multiple categories.


  • NEW: The section with author, date, and comments can now be displayed before the post's excerpt.
  • Various small improvements.


  • NEW: Added option to exclude posts with certain IDs.
  • NEW: Added option to display image before post title.
  • NEW: Completed options for Order by parameter.
  • Now the plugin requires at least WordPress 3.5.
  • Code optimization.
  • The class for the custom container class is now sanitized.
  • The custom container receives now only a single CSS class.
  • Completed the PhpDocumentor tags.


  • NEW: The cache can be flushed now.
  • Updated Hebrew translation.


  • NEW: Added a field to define a class for a container.
  • NEW: Now the user can define a cache when retrieving posts from database.


  • FIX: The HTML for ul is now fixed.


  • NEW: The posts can be retrieved using the ID (props by Matt).
  • NEW: The list of posts can now be displayed in a numbered list (props by Sean).
  • NEW: The excerpt can be displayed up to the "more" tag (props by EvertVd).
  • FIX: There are no more empty spaces after "Category" or "Tags" text.
  • The widget panel has been slightly enlarged.
  • Deleted unused options in widgets dropdown menus.
  • Minor refinements.


  • FIX: fetching posts from tags now works correctly.
  • Updated Hebrew translation, thanks to Ahrale.


  • NEW: Added option for adding user defined styles (props by Ahrale).
  • NEW: Added option for setting the space around the image (props by Ahrale).
  • NEW: Added check for rtl languages (the arrow can now be from right to left, props by Ahrale).
  • NEW: Added option for ordering by "Menu order" and "Comment count" (props by hypn0ticnet).
  • Updated Hebrew translation (thanks to Ahrale).
  • Minor bug fixings.
  • Minor enhancements.


  • NEW: added option for rich content.
  • NEW: added option for displaying the custom fields value/key of the post.
  • NEW: added option for removing bullets and extra left space for the list elements.
  • Code improvements.


  • FIX: image align has been fixed (thanks to Clarry).


  • FIX: If the post is password protected, now the post password form is displayed before showing the post.
  • NEW: Now the user-defined excerpt can display a paragraph break, if any.
  • NEW: Added Hebrew translation, thanks to Ahrale.
  • Other minor changes.


  • NEW: The space after each line can be defined via widget interface.
  • NEW: The featured image can be aligned with text.
  • NEW: Added apply_filters where needed.
  • FIX: HTML structure for the archive link is now W3C valid, thanks to cilya for reporting it.
  • Updated French translation, thanks to cilya.
  • Minor bug fixings.


  • New: added post format as option to get posts.
  • New: added option for link to custom post type archive.
  • New: added option for link to post format archive.
  • Other minor changes.


  • New: The widget can display the author of the post.
  • New: Now the user can choose which type of posts to display: posts, pages, custom post types, etc.
  • New: The widget can display the full content (as in single posts).
  • New: Now the user can add a custom "Read more" text.
  • Added French translation by Thérèse Lachance.
  • Code improvements and sanitization.


  • New: if in single post, the user can now stylize the current post in the sidebar (feature request from lleroy).


  • New: Now the title of the widget can be linked to a user-defined URL (feature request from Mike).


  • New: Now the user can add an introductory text to the widget (feature request from Mike).


  • New: The date can be linkified or not.
  • New: The widget panel now shows empty categories and tags.
  • New: The 'No posts yet.' text can be customized.
  • Bug fix: The markup no longer shows empty containers.
  • Some minor enhancements.


  • Changed the minimum required WordPress version to 3.3.
  • Added Persian language, thanks to AlirezaJamali.


  • Enhancement: Now the user can display the entire content for each post. Feature request from sjmsing
  • Moved screenshots to /assets/ directory.


  • Enhancement: Now it is possible to show the categories of the post
  • Enhancement: Now it is possible to exclude posts coming from some categories and/or tags
  • Moved the widget section into a separate file.


  • Updated Credits section.


  • Small typo in readme.txt.


  • First release of the plugin.

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2
Last Updated: 2015-3-29
Active Installs: 10,000+


5 out of 5 stars


12 of 14 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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