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Recent Posts Widget With Thumbnails

Small and fast plugin to display in the sidebar a list of linked titles and thumbnails of the most recent postings

No huge widget with hundreds of options. This plugin is based on the well-known WordPress default widget 'Recent Posts' and enhanced to display thumbnails of the posts.

The thumbnails will be built from the featured image of a post or of the first image in the post content. If there is neither a featured image nor a content image then you can define a default thumbnail.

The thumbnails appears left-aligned to the post titles. You can set the width and heigth of the thumbnails in the list.

The widget is available in english and german.

Options you can set

  1. Title of the widget
  2. Number of listed posts
  3. Hide current post in list
  4. Keep sticky posts on top of the list
  5. Hide post title
  6. Show post date
  7. Show post excerpt
  8. Excerpt length
  9. Signs after excerpt
  10. Show post of selected categories (or of all categories)
  11. Show post thumbnail (featured image)
  12. Registered thumbnail dimensions
  13. Thumbnail width in px
  14. Thumbnail height in px
  15. Keep aspect ratio of thumbnails
  16. Try to take the first post image as thumbnail
  17. Only use the first post image as thumbnail
  18. Use default thumbnail if no thumbnail is available
  19. Default thumbnail URL

What users said

Useful hints for developers: Hooks and CSS

See Other Notes for supported hooks and available CSS selectors.

Requires: 2.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.3
Last Updated: 2015-7-26
Active Installs: 20,000+

Ratings

4.7 out of 5 stars

Support

7 of 11 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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