Posts Viewed Recently


This plugin contains a responsive widget for showing off posts or pages recently visited by a visitor. This plugin is capable to show custom post types and you can also show this widget on your page/post using shortcode provided in widget options.

With this plugin you can choose post types to show, number of posts to display, show or hide featured image, dimensions of featured image and alternate image url if featured image is not available, option to choose display post date or not.

For more detail visit posts viewed recently plugin page

To show this widget in any post/page, copy and paste shortcode generated by widget to that post or page.

This plugin uses cookie and if cookies are not accepted or any two single posts (of selected post types) haven’t been clicked yet, no output will be displayed. This plugin may not work well with localhost.


  • Widget options
  • Viewing the widget with thumbnail


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


  1. Install Posts Viewed Recently plugin either via the plugin directory, or by uploading the posts_viewed_recently folder to /wp-content/plugins/ directory at your server
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Drag Posts Viewed Recently widget from list of your Available Widget to the sidebar where you want to place the widget
  4. Customize the setting as per your requirement and you’re ready


How to use it?

Enable the plugin and place the widget in the sidebar wherever you want

What if some of my posts/pages have no featured image attached?

You can specify an alternate image url in widget option. Image from that url will be used if no fatured image found

How can I show this widget into my post or page?

Use shortcode generated by widget to display into your page/post

Is this responsive?

Yes, widget created by Posts Viewed Recently plugin is responsive

Does this plugin has it’s own CSS rule for coloring of links and texts?

No, this plugin doesn’t have any CSS rule for coloring of links and texts. It just inherit those from your theme’s styles


Awesome, very helpful.

Thanks for sharing this awesome and helpful plugin. The shortcode option makes it very versatile. It is kept simple per design and does it’s trick as described in a perfect way. Please do not change anything. 🙂

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Contributors & Developers

“Posts Viewed Recently” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • plugin updated to show post date in format as set in WordPress setting


  • Bugfix: Posts Viewed Recently in sidebar and current post were displaying same publish date. Issue fixed


  • Let you specify a title, post types to select, set number of posts, enable/disable featured image, it’s size and alternative image url, display or not post date