Recent Posts Widget Extended

Recent Posts Widget Extended is a free WordPress plugin, it will enable a custom, flexible and super advanced recent posts, you can display it via shortcode or widget. Allows you to display a list of the most recent posts with thumbnail, excerpt and post date, also you can display it from all or specific or multiple taxonomy, post type and much more!

Plugin Idea #

This plugin is the extended version of Smart Recent Posts Widget plugin. The biggest difference between them is, Recent posts widget extended provides shortcode to display the recent posts, so, you can display custom recent posts anywhere in your WordPress website.

Recent Posts Widget Extended

This plugin is one of my project with big success, it's used by more than 100k WordPress installation!. Because I lost the access to the plugin for years, I wasn't able to update the plugin. But luckily I get back the access a couple of months ago (2020), I will continue to support and update the plugin.

Recent Posts Widget Extended Features #

This plugin is packed with tons of features and you can customize it with easy-to-use admin options.

  • Shortcode feature
  • Taxonomy support!
  • Post status option.
  • Custom html or text before and/or after recent posts.
  • Available filter for dev.
  • Better image cropping.
  • Allow you to set title url.
  • Display by date, comment count or random.
  • Display thumbnails, with customizable size and alignment.
  • Display excerpt, with customizable length.
  • Display from all, specific or multiple category.
  • Display from all, specific or multiple tag.
  • Display post date.
  • Display modification date
  • Display comment count
  • Exclude current post
  • Read more option.
  • Post type option.
  • Custom CSS.
  • Multiple widgets.

What People Are Saying #

Looks great, works perfectly
I’ve been using the plugin on every site I own for the last month now, and it is absolutely perfect.

Very fast to install, all the features I need are on it and the widget looks nice in all of my sites’ sidebars.

Another thing I like is, unlike the last plugin I was using which would not allow you to have different settings if you had multiple widgets on one page, this one allows you to easily have different settings for each widget AND the settings stick 🙂

Love it! Thanks a lot. I highly recommend it.

— Rachel S via wordpress.org

Support This Project #

You can support this project by donating or you can report any issue, bug or request a feature through Github.

Try It Yourself #

If you interested to try this plugin, you can download the plugin by clicking this link, or you can search this plugin inside your WordPress admin page. You can also browse more projects via the links below.