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The most beautiful and powerful way to display your WordPress posts with thumbnails.


  • Added compatibility check for the PHPThumbFactory Class.
  • Fixed issue that prevented correct assets loading in some WordPress themes.
  • Bug Fixing.


  • Fixed URF-8 Encoding on   characters added by WordPress.


  • Improved CSS compatibility with old browsers.
  • Fixed wrong characters cut and words count for Cyrillic charset.


  • Fixed issue that prevented SRP to show when invoked by a PHP call.


  • Completely rewritten engine. More flexible, more powerful.
  • Redesigned widget style & admin section.
  • Added translation support.
  • Added new Custom CSS section in the Settings Panel.
  • Added new option for Sticky Posts Management.
  • Added new option to show all posts/pages without post limit.
  • Added two more entries to the 'post_status' filter option: 'Auto Draft' and 'Any Type'.
  • Added two more entries to the 'post_type' option: 'Revision' and 'Any Type'.
  • Added new option to set the Thumbnail Image Quality Ratio.
  • Added new option to select the HTML header for post titles.
  • Added new option to enable external plugins shortcodes inside the post content.
  • Added new option to enable WordPress filters before outputting the post content.
  • Added compatibility with WordPress 4.0
  • Updated file caching system.
  • Updated plugin file structure
  • Updated widget style
  • Updated widget credits
  • Updated jQuery DOM Ready Wrapper.
  • Modified: Random mode now randomize all blog posts, and not only the recent ones.
  • Modified: CSS class 'srp-widget-excerpt' has become 'srp-post-content'.
  • Modified: CSS class 'srp-widget-date' has become 'srp-post-date'.
  • Modified: CSS class 'srp-widget-stringbreak-image' has become 'srp-post-stringbreak-image'.
  • Modified: CSS class 'srp-widget-stringbreak-link-image' has become 'srp-post-stringbreak-link-image'.
  • Modified: CSS class 'srp-widget-stringbreak-link' has become 'srp-post-stringbreak-link'.
  • Modified: CSS class 'srp-widget-thmblink' has become 'srp-post-thumbnail-link'.
  • Modified: CSS class 'srp-post-thmb' has become 'srp-post-thumbnail'.
  • Fixed long filenames encryption failure. Now thumbnails are cached with a new nomenclature that prevents issues with encryption length.
  • Fixed issue that prevented correct display of thumbnails with the Jetpack plugin Photon Module installed.
  • Fixed little bug that made the accordion tab re-fold if clicked more than once.
  • Fixed issue that rendered shrinked images on Google Chrome.
  • Fixed issue that prevented the user to click on the Settings link from the plugin page.
  • Fixed issue that prevented the user to hit the save button when SRP is embedded in SiteBuilder by Origin.
  • Fixed issue that generated extra comments tag when cutting post content with the "allowed Tags" option enabled.
  • Fixed issue that generated extra comments tag when cutting post content with the "allowed Tags" option enabled.
  • Function that cuts text preserving HTML tags has been fixed and improved.
  • Now the featured image search is built inside the wp_query. No more posts buffer. More efficiency, more speed.
  • Massive bug fixing.


  • Added new option to define the widget title HTML header.
  • Added new option to define additional classes for the widget title.
  • Fixed broken settings link in the plugin description.
  • Fixed wrong count of post items when in random mode.
  • Some CSS fixes.


  • Fixed not valid XHTML tag.
  • Fixed bug that prevented category title to be displayed on pages.
  • Fixed bug that prevented tag
    to be displayed when filtered by the "allowed tags" option in shortcodes.


  • Added al missing image attributes of width and height. This should solve some browser rendering problem.
  • Removed the !important attribute from css-front.css
  • Fixed wrong image path in wp multi site.
  • Fixed wrong words count when cutting strings.


  • Fixed a bug that prevented thumbnails from being displayed correctly.


  • Rewritten Engine (PRO Edition clone)
  • Added a new option to switch between post content or post excerpt in visualization mode.
  • Crucial fixes in the jquery handling.
  • Better handling of stylesheets and scripts loading within the admin pages. This should solve many theme incompatibility issues.
  • Fixed bug that prevented visualization on static front pages.
  • Fixed wrong method call that leaded to some syntax error while activating the plugin.
  • Added support for NextGen Gallery. Now if you set a post featured image by using the NextGen panel, it will show up instead of the no-image placeholder.
  • Fixed Bug that prevented correct visualization when using PHP external calls or Shortcodes.
  • Fixes for WordPress 3.4
  • Fixed a bug that prevented correct thumbnails visualization on Chrome and Safari.
  • All SRP warnings and notices have now been moved within the SRP Control Panel.
  • Fixed characters encoding bug.
  • Added WP Multi-Site Support. (experimental)
  • Improved tag rebuilding when allowed tags option is on.
  • XAMPP compatibility issue fixed.
  • Improved image retrievement process.
  • Brand new dynamic widget interface.
  • Many bugs fixed.


  • Fixed Widget class name notation.


  • Fixed some issue about image generation.


  • Fixed image extraction issue.


  • Fixed issue that prevented images from library to be displayed.
  • Image generation logic rewritten.
  • Minor bugs fixed


  • Added Max Title text size option to single widget instance.
  • Added Max Post text size option to single widget instance.


  • Added Post Status support.
  • Added Custom Post Type support.
  • Added a new widget option for 'rel=nofollow' links.
  • Added tabbed navigation on the top of the widget. Basic and Advanced.


  • Minor bugs fixed.


  • Added a "no-content" option on widget display mode. This will display only thumbnails, without titles, dates and excerpts.
  • Widget drop-down category filtering has been replaced by a text field. Now you need to specify categories Ids separated by a comma.
  • Fixed some IE7 CSS compatibility issue.
  • Fixed bug in direct PHP call. (PHP error: argument #1 or #2 is not an array).


  • Added shortcode support. The SRP shortcode must be inserted into posts/pages with the special code [srp]. Additional parameters are the same used for direct PHP calls. See readme.txt file for examples.
  • Added widget option for thumbnail rotation. For very particular setups.
  • Added a global post offset option, to skip an arbitrary number of posts from the beginning of the visualization.
  • Added option to display/hide Widget Title.
  • Fixed issue that lets included IDs override max number of posts option.
  • Minor bugs fixed.


  • Fixed widget title. Now when dragging a new SRP widget, the title is styled by the theme's default CSS, to prevent issues where the SRP title looked different from all other widget ones. When using PHP call, the title is styled the old way, inside the plugin options panel.
  • Fixed bug: Fixed issue that prevented puntuaction from displaying when in 'words cut' mode.


  • FIX: Minor bug fixed.


  • FIX: Another couple of security issues fixed.


  • FIX: Important security issue fixed.


  • Added a new option to include specific posts/pages in widgets.
  • Fixed issue: Now thumbnail images paths are dinamically generated from the WP DB options, in case the default "uploads" folder is changed.


  • Fixed some compatibility issue.


  • Added a new general option which allows to use a button image as stringbreak.
  • Added a new general option which allows to display a linked category title instead of the widget custom one when category filter is on.
  • Added a new general option which allows particular html tags to be displayed in the generated excerpt text.
  • Added an update method which automatically updates db options with newer plugin versions.
  • Fixed Bug: Removed unwanted slashes when saving urls in general options
  • Fixed Bug: Fixed some compatibility issue with qTranslate.
  • Minor bugs fixed


  • Fixed issue in the deactivation hook. Now plugin settings will be destroyed only when uninstalling and not when deactivating.
  • Added custom thumbnails sizes. Now every widget instance has its own thumbnail sizes which will override the default ones.


  • Added posts/pages exclusion from display view.


  • Added an option to select whether to display posts or pages.
  • Added a simple sanitize function to clear all outputs, avoiding unwanted slashes/backslashes or string breaks.


  • Fixed issue that displays image captions inside generated excerpt.
  • Minor bugs fixed.


  • Initial release

Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.7
Last Updated: 2014-12-27
Active Installs: 60,000+


4.6 out of 5 stars


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