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Recent Commented Posts


Recent Commented Posts Widget displays your most recently commented posts with thumbnail images (optional).

Notice: This widget requires at least 2.8.


Widget’s options allow you to customize your recent commented posts list displaying.


Your recent posts widget’s title on your sidebar.

Number of posts to show:

How many posts to display

Excerpt length (letters)

You know that

Thumbnail Custom Field Name

If you want to display the thumbnail of your posts via a custom field, write its name.

Height – Width

Images size.

Get first image of post

If you don’t want to use custom field, plugin will get first image from your post content.

Get first attached image of post

Plugin gets first attached image of post.

Default image

If post has no image, plugin display this image. Ex:

Notice: If you use three options, plugin uses custom field image firstly. If the post has no custom field, it gets first image from content. At last it gets first attached image. I suggest not to use “Get first image of post” for performance. It queries much more.


  • Widget's screenshot in 'Appearance'->'Widgets'



  1. Make sure you are running WordPress version 2.8 or better. It won’t work with older versions.
  2. Download the zip file and extract the contents.
  3. Upload the ‘recent-commented-posts’ folder (wp-content/plugins/).
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘plugins’ page in WP.
  5. See ‘Appearance’->’Widgets’ to place it on your sidebar. Set the options.


I don’t use Widgets. How can I use this widget?

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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Fixed a bug. Widget displays double posts.


  • Initial release version.