WP Latest Posts


The main idea of this plugin is to visually take the latest or custom content like WordPress posts, pages, tagged content or custom post type and display it as a slider. Some additional themes are also available. This is definitively the best way to build a news page without coding anything. Build your news layout and let’s take care of your content only. The final news display manager.

More details here: https://www.joomunited.com/wordpress-products/wp-latest-posts

Public demo: https://www.joomunited.com/wordpress-demo/wp-latest-posts/presentation/

Video demo:

The plugin is divided in 4 main configuration tabs:

  • Select your content source like a post category, page selection, custom post type, tagged content
  • Select your display options like number of rows, column number, text crop, colors…
  • Select your image source (1st image or featured), or define a default one
  • Advanced parameters for date format, custom css for a perfect news display

Basic Features (available in this free, open-source version)

  • Unlimited Latest posts instances
  • Customizable elements to load: image, title, text, category, author, date, read more
  • Insert news blocks in the content editor with a button
  • Display as a sidebar widget
  • Select number of columns and pages in a news block
  • Select number of elements (post, pages) to be loaded
  • Filter news display by date
  • Define an offset for news display
  • Dispatch and order content in each block with jQuery mouse drag-and-drop
  • Select categories of the listed contents
  • Limit the total number of displayed news items
  • Select image source (featured image thumbnail, first image attachment, or post first image)
  • Add custom margins around images
  • Create carrousel sliding news displays with a few clicks
  • Full out-of-the box support of WordPress default theme and most common custom themes and styling
  • PHP code generation to include news display in your theme
  • WPML integration: Filter news content by WPML language
  • Polylang integration: Filter news content by Polylang language
  • Progressive loading for images in default theme for better performance

WP Latest posts add-on features (optional, still open-source version)

  • 6 month 2 levels personal ticket support
  • 4 responsive premium themes
  • 2 Masonry type themes
  • Time line theme
  • Portfolio theme
  • Color picker for themes elements
  • Load content from tagged content
  • Load content from custom post type
  • ACF full integration: load custom fields and group of fields
  • Load content before/after a date
  • Load content from the latest X years, month, days, hours
  • Unlimited sidebar widget instances
  • Multiple news block instance per page
  • Automatic news title cropping using number of words, characters or lines
  • Automatic cropping of text excerpt using number of word, characters or lines
  • Automatic animation of sliders
  • Add a “load more” items button on masonry themes
  • Change animation type
  • Default image selection (if no image available in content)
  • Support WordPress tag as content source
  • Custom “read more” text
  • Default vector images

Main plugins from JoomUnited:

Still not sure! test the plugin live on a demo website: https://addendio.com/try-plugin/?slug=wp-latest-posts


Detailed documentation, information and support can be found here on the JoomUnited website

A dedicated private ticket support is also available on the website.


  • Filter latest content (post, page, custom post type) by category, date, order, type
  • Select one of the 6 themes (pro) and define options like columns, lines, colors...
  • Category grid theme based on masonry
  • Another masonry responsive theme with title and category
  • Smooth hover responsive slider theme
  • Time line theme with progressive loader
  • Open a content, use the button to add news block (or use shortcode & php snippet)
  • Multiple instance per page and use it as widget


WordPress installation is fully supported.
Once the plugin is installed, just create your first news block and insert it in any post or page, or use it as widget. In case of upgrade for the pro version just uninstall and install again, NO data will be lost 🙂


Which browsers work best with the WP Latest posts administration interface?

WP Latest posts is using HTML5 features so to be sure run the latest version of Chrome / Firefox / Safari or IE9+

Which browsers are compatible with the WP Latest posts public display?

WP Latest posts is compatible with IE9+ and all modern browsers for news display

Is WP Latest posts slowing down my website?

Very few 🙂 All your news display content is properly stored in the database also cached on client side. Furthermore, there’s a progressive loading for images in free default theme for better performance


What’s the minimum version of WordPress required to run WP Latest posts? WordPress 4.0 is required. WP Latest posts may generate PHP errors if you tried to run it on an earlier version, and so it will simply refuse to activate on any version of WordPress that’s older than 4.0

Where in WordPress does WP Latest posts plugin should be displayed?

In the admin of WordPress, on the left menu named WP Latest posts and its sub menu for news display configuration

How do I uninstall WP Latest posts?

Go to the Plugins > WP Latest posts > Deactivate > Delete
If you choose to install it later all news display configuration data will remain in place (database stored)

Is WP Latest Posts compatible with multilingual websites?

The plugin is natively integrated with Polylang & WPML. When the plugin detects the languages, you can filter the news source by language in each news block.
If you’re using another multilingual plugual you can create separate news block for each language and get the same result.

Is WP Latest posts compatible with RTL content?

Yes the support has been added since the 3.5.2 version.


News on multisite

I use WP Latest Post on a very intensive way on a network of news website and it has never failed me down.

Great Plugin + Great support team

I’m very pleased with using this plugin. When I wanted to edit the PHP files and wasn’t sure which one to edit I received a quick and helpful response from the support + developer which allowed me to do what I wanted!

never let me down

I use to load the recent posts on my client home page. This plugin have never let me down for years now! I highly recommended this latest post plugin and its top notch support.

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Contributors & Developers

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  • Fix : Notice closed for a month
  • Add : WordPress 5.0 compatibility


  • Fix : Update new item in the settings


  • Fix : Display news block list
  • Fix : Blank screen while updating news block


  • Add : New UX for Blocks and Configuration
  • Add : Settings UX with AJAX search engine
  • Add : Hide settings when not related to the theme selected
  • Add : Plugin installer with quick configuration
  • Add : Environment checker on install (PHP Version, PHP Extensions, Apache Modules)
  • Add : System Check menu to notify of server configuration problems after install


  • Fix : Display excerpt content in multisite
  • Fix : Enhance code readability and performance with phpcs


  • Fix : Sharing translations


  • Add : Progressive loading in default theme, performance optimization
  • Add : Setting to define arrows color and arrows hover color
  • Add : Overlay color on image mouse hover
  • Add : Read more button design option


  • Add : Add the possibility to list as content source, the WordPress post categories


  • Fix : Put the PRO notifications under the content management
  • Fix : Image stretched to fit this size even if the setting is set to off


  • Fix : Disable touch slide on flexslider
  • Fix : Disable Crop Text option when using Category Grid theme


  • Fix : Conflict with Divi Builder and Virtue theme
  • Fix : Change display image method from ImageFull to Thumbnail


  • Add : Using PHPCS to make standard definitions


  • Add : Polylang integration: filter news content by language


  • Add : WPML integration: filter news block content by language


  • Fix : Crop text of title and text by default


  • Fix : Get full content and crop text
  • Fix : Get post excerpt


  • Fix : Prefix on custom CSS not applied


  • Fix : Php error on update
  • Fix : Frontend notice when no image size is set


  • Add : Change the default theme HTML structure from table to div
  • Add : Remove the old news generation framework (optimization)
  • Add : Add the between date range possibility as a filter
  • Add : Option to open news links in a new window


  • Fix : Force CSS margin on UL element to avoid conflict with themes


  • Add : Builtin translation tool


  • Fix : PHP warning for multisite


  • Fix : News order by date for multisite
  • Fix : Conflict with SEO Ultimate plugin and bootstrap theme


  • Fix : AJAX dynamic custom post selection display


  • Fix : Get all sites


  • Add : Multisite feature: an option to call content from latest post from all sites within the network


  • Fix : Convert from .css.php to .css, security fix
  • Fix : Set grey color by default for background in portfolio theme


  • Fix : Handle name to avoid load a js file multiple and some effect of theme


  • Fix : Only the last widget is loaded


  • Fix : Transition effects are not applied


  • Fix : Conflict issues with minify plugin


  • Fix : Convert from .js.php to .js, security fix
  • Fix : Remove old default theme and fallback to new one
  • Fix : Issue in case of 2+ news block with ‘load more’ feature activated


  • Fix : Possible XSS vulnerability


  • Fix : Display custom post type
  • Add : WordPress 4.6 compatibility


  • Fix : PHP 7 Warning
  • Fix : Load more button style on some theme


  • Add : Add a an option to add a ‘load more’ button


  • Fix : Layout of the tooltip to insert news block in content and default logo


  • Add : Material design for admin
  • Add : New image and date selector


  • Fix : Fatal error on front-end, free version


  • Add : Add option to display the post category
  • Add : Add an option to display a message when there’s no post found
  • Add : Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) full integration – PRO version
  • Add : Load posts from latest: hours, days, months, years – PRO version


  • Fix : Update wrong span class
  • Fix : Empty span tag


  • Add : WordPress standard language files .po/.mo and add french translation


  • Fix : News blocks not displayed when source is pages or custom posts
  • Add : Add RTL content support


  • Add : Add loader when admin interface loading
  • Add : Add option for image’s position on default theme: center, left, right
  • Fix : Error 500 when select custom post with all taxonomies
  • Fix : Issue ‘all post categories’ selection not working
  • Fix : Navigation dots moving on slider
  • Fix : Option feature image in image source doesn’t work
  • Fix : Responsive issue for flexslider
  • Fix : Apply hook the_title before display title


  • Add : Order post randomly
  • Add : Offset parameter
  • Add : Codemirror for custom CSS edition


  • Add : PHP shortcode generation to insert latest news blocks in themes


  • Add : New default theme


  • Add : New portfolio theme


  • Fix : Notice PHP message


  • Fix : Notice PHP message


  • Fix : Enqueue style and script (Fusion Page Builder compatibility)


  • Add : Best Way to enqueue style (header) and script (footer)


  • Add : Add multiple settings in animation block


  • Fix : Add htmlentities in ‘alt’ attribute


  • Add : Add ‘Post content’ or ‘Excerpt content’ settings in advanced tabs


  • Add : Enable Crop text in grid theme


  • Add : Add list in Pages filter


  • Add : After/before date created filter
  • Add : Add Custom CSS Field
  • Fix : Order filter Add Custom CSS Field


  • Add : Change default image with new logo in editor on Latest posts insertion


  • Fix : Remove filter text field JS issue (admin)


  • Fix : Category display fix


  • Fix : Custom Taxonomies and Terms of CPT


  • Fix : Remove Uniform CSS and fix JS bug with WordPress 4.1