Recent Posts Widget Designer


A quick, easy way to add and display WordPresss Recent Post Widget with 3 Designs.

View DEMO for more details.

This plugin is based on the well-known WordPress default widget ‘Recent Posts’ and extended to display more informations about the posts like e.g. thumbnails, date, design, author, excerpts and assigned categories.


  • Design-1 : Left side thumbnail and right side content.
  • Design-2 : First thumbnail and then content.
  • Design-3 : First Row – First thumbnail and then content and next all Rows : Left side thumbnail and right side content.

Use Following Widget Options

  • Title of the widget
  • Number of listed posts
  • Design for widget (3 designs given)
  • Random order of posts
  • Show post author
  • Show post categories
  • Show post date
  • Show post excerpt
  • Show posts of selected category (or of all categories)


  • Widget
  • Design-1 and Design -2
  • Design -3


  1. Upload the ‘recent-posts-widget-designer’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Activate the “recent-posts-widget-designer” list plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to Appearance –> Widget section and check for Designer – Recent Post Widget

Contributors & Developers

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



1.0.1 (05-06-2019)

  • [*] Fixed some css related issue.


  • Initial release.