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  • Since updating to WP 4.9, the Recent Posts widget is ignoring the ‘Number of posts to show’ parameter. I am able to control the number of posts displayed only by adjusting the ‘Blog pages show at most’ setting under Settings|Reading

    I am using the Responsive theme.

    Is this a bug or a feature?

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  • I wasn’t able to reproduce this using fresh install of WP 4.9 with default theme.

    So at least we know it’s not a WP bug.

    Firstly, I would clear browser’s cache, also if the site is using some kind of caching plugin, be sure to clear the cache after making update.

    If that still doesn’t work, try switching to default theme see if the problem goes away, this is to rule out if it’s theme related issue. If it still doesn’t work, try deactivate all plugins and activate it one by one to rule out the plugin that might be the issue.

    Definitely not cache since I have tried out several different computers and browsers.

    But it DOES seem to be problem with the theme. When I try the live preview of the default Twentyseventeen theme, the problem goes away.

    The theme I am using is called Responsive which I last updated on 4 November (12 days before the WordPress 4.9 update). I’m fairly sure that the problem didn’t start then, so it looks like it may be caused by some interaction with the 4.9 update.

    To verify that the problem lies with the theme, I installed the Responsive theme on another test site that I have and, sure enough, I was able to reproduce the problem.

    Should I now log this problem on the Responsive Theme support forum?

    Definitely yes, reporting issue to theme author is the best thing to do.

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