TW Recent Posts Widget


TW Recent Posts Widget is advanced version of the WordPress Recent Posts widget allowing increased customization to display recent posts from category you define.

Output will depend on your settings, and you may define to set post title, post date, featured image and post excerpt.

If you set to display featured image, than you will be able to define image width and height in px.

If you set to display excerpt, than you will be able to define how many characters to print and also you may add custom read more text.


  • The widget configuration dialog.

  • The widget output based on it's settings


Install and Activate

  1. Unzip the downloaded tw-recent-posts-widget zip file
  2. Upload the tw-recent-posts-widget folder and its contents into the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation
  3. Activate TW Recent Posts Widget from Plugins page


1) Go to the Appearance / Widgets tab and make new instance of this widget as many time as you wish.


1) Features

  • Display post title
  • Display post date
  • Display post thumbnails, with customizable size
  • Display post excerpt and how long the excerpt should be
  • Display read more link with custom text linked to post
  • Custom post order by: date, ID, title, author, comment count, rand
  • Multiple widgets

2) The styles can be changed with the following methods:

  • Add your custom CSS to your theme’s styles.css
  • Modify the tw-recent-posts-widget.css file in the tw-recent-posts-widget plugin directory

Note: The first option will ensure that TW Recent Posts updates will not overwrite your custom styles.


Bon plugin

Simple et efficace. Une bonne alternative au défunt Special Recent Posts FREE Edition. Merci

Excellent Plugin

I’m so glad I found it!
The only thing I’d like to do is be able to centre the image in the widget.

Rock on!

Now I do have to say this is badass. I usually don’t leave reviews but this is EXACCTTLLY what I needed!! Only downside.. No specific category? :[

Still 5 stars

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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Removed constructor method for WP_Widget which is now deprecated
  • Fixed bug with listing categories


  • Removed PHP4 constructor
  • Code improvements


  • New feature : Show post date
  • New feature : Ability to show posts from all categories


  • Bugfix : Restore original Query & Post Data


  • Bugfix : Remove various PHP notices


  • Initial release