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Recent Posts Embed


Recent Posts Embed is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to easily place list of recent posts anywhere in your site.
Recent Posts Embed is fully compatible with WordPress 2.x and plays well with most other plugins.

Version History

  • version = stable release.
  • version 1.4.2 = small fix.
  • version 1.4.1 = small fix.
  • version 1.4.0 = multiple occurence, excerpt, leave a comment link.
  • version 1.3 = Including/excluding categories, internationalization, bug fix
  • Version 1.2 = added number of comments
  • Version 1.1 = added option page to set the number of posts to display, and the date format.
  • Version 1.0 = first version.


  • Please visit this site for an example of recent posts list generated by this plugin.


  1. Upload the recent-posts-embed directory and its content to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Place the tag [recent posts] in your post, and it will be replaced by a list of recent posts. You can also limit the result to the categories you need by specifying their IDs in the tag: [recent posts = 1,7,15] or exclude some categories like this: [recent posts = -2,-4].

Contributors & Developers

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

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