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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


  • Changed single selection of a category to selection of multiple categories
  • Added DIV with id rpwwt-{widget_id} and class rpwwt-widget around list for available container with ensured attribute for CSS selectors
  • Updated admin CSS
  • Updated *.pot file and german translation
  • Updated screenshot of widget in the backend
  • Revised readme.txt


  • Added category option: widget only lists posts of a selected category, else lists posts of all categories
  • Added sticky posts option: widget shows sticky posts on top of the list, else lists them in normal order
  • Added hide current post option: widget does not list the post where the user is currently on, else lists it
  • Added CSS class names for easy designing of the list and its list items; see Description for details
  • Added style sheet for Widget page in the backend
  • Fixed missing custom image sizes in frontend
  • Formatted the code more readable
  • Updated *.pot file and german translation
  • Updated screenshots
  • Revised readme.txt


  • Added default image sizes dropdown menu
  • Added options to print out excerpts
  • Refactored: HTML output moved into include files
  • Slight improvements for security and performance
  • Updated *.pot file and german translation
  • Revised readme.txt


  • Fixed error message on trial to open the CSS file
  • Tested successfully with WordPress 4.2.2


  • Fixed bug of wrong path to public.css file
  • Changed HTML class names, now they start with 'rpwwt-'


  • Set CSS for the list style to prevent dots in some themes
  • Added span element with class "post-title" around the title
  • Tested successfully with WordPress 4.2


  • Added option to keep aspect ratios of the original images
  • Added option to hide the post title in the list
  • Moved inline CSS to external file
  • Revised *.pot file and german translation


  • Successfully tested with WordPress 4.1
  • Fixed bug which threw a warning in debug mode when accessing options


  • Fixed bug which prevented to find the first content image
  • Slightly revised algorithm for detecting the first image in post content


Revised algorithm to detect the first image in post content.


Successfully tested with WordPress 4.0


  • Improve uninstall routine
  • Tested successfully with WordPress 3.9.2


  • Added option to set width and height of the thumbnails
  • Added option to prefer first content image to featured image
  • Added option to use only first content image as thumbnail
  • Added option to set a default thumbnail
  • Added function to delete plugin's settings in the database if the plugin is deleted
  • Improved code for more robustness
  • Updated *.pot file and german translation


  • The plugin was released.

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


4.7 out of 5 stars


7 of 9 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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