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Recent Posts Widget Extended

Provides flexible and advanced recent posts. Display it via shortcode or widget with thumbnails, post excerpt, taxonomy and more.


68 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Great widget
By , for WP 4.0

Great widget, little overwhelming if you don't anything about coding (mainly css etc.) but pretty much you can set it up to satisfy your needs. It even covers custom post types, which was very important, for me personally.

By , for WP 4.0

WHY couldn't I have found this plugin sooner ???? I have been going through shortcodes (Ultimate.. which broke numerous other plugins) and other plugin's that have been driving me nuts!


It does everything I wanted!
By , for WP 4.0

This is my first plugin review, and I'm starting here because I really want to praise this plugin. It does everything exactly the way I wanted it, including a thumbnail photo from each post. The icing on the cake is that you can edit the CSS from right inside the widget setup.

This plugin made my day!
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I'm working with a difficult client who wants a specific look to his featured blog box, and of course the theme I'm using has the usual post widgets. Luckily I found this widget...it's saving me time. I like that the custom CSS is in the widget itself so that it doesn't affect any other widgets globally. Great job! I will definitely recommend this widget to other developers.

What I Was Looking For
By , for WP 4.0

My website is not primarily a blog, but but does have a blog page. I was looking for a way to show a few recent posts and a short preview of that post with an image, so that people wouldn't have to navigate to the actual blog page to see that posts are there.

That is EXACTLY what this plugin does. I am very happy with it. I like that I can change the amount of words that are shown in the preview and the versatility as far as being able to change what pages it is visible on and if I only want posts from particular categories.

Great plugin
By ,

This is a great plugin for recent posts, highly recommended, even over paid plugins. Great work!!

Great plugin
By , for WP 4.0

It does what it says, simple and easy.

Great work.

Love this plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

One of the best plugin for sidebar to display recent posts with a lot of customization.
Thanks for the hard work!

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This one is great, I use it on almost every site. One thing I'd love to see in the next update is a way to limit date ranges for most commented articles. When sorting by comment count it shows the most commented articles ever, regardless of age. This can be a problem when you want to show newer and more relative content initially.

A go to plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

This is a fab plugin that works out of the box and is easy to configure. It's on my list of standard plugins to use when creating new wordpress sites.

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