Smart Recent Posts Widget

Smart recent posts widget is a free WordPress plugin, it provides flexible and highly customizable recent posts widget. Allows you to display a list of the most recent posts with thumbnail, excerpt, date, author, comment count also you can display it from all or specific or multiple categories or tags, post types and much more!

Plugin Idea #

The basic idea behind this plugin was WordPress does not come with built-in recent posts widget that can also display the post thumbnail. The first version of this plugin is only display recent posts with thumbnail, but this first version was only for personal use. Version after version, I added more features, since version 0.0.1 I decided to upload to the wordpress.org directory.

Smart Recent Posts Widget

It's been 5 years since the first version approved by them, and it's used by more than 10k WordPress installation! I constantly update the plugin, either to add a new feature or to support the latest version of WordPress.

Smart Recent Posts Widget Features #

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

  1. Style: Choose 3 different posts list style
  2. Open link in new tab
  3. Show/hide post title
  4. Allow you to set title url
  5. Selected or multiple post types
  6. Selected or multiple categories
  7. Selected or multiple tags
  8. Include or Exclude Categories
  9. Post status
  10. Custom html or text before and/or after recent posts
  11. Orderby date, comment count, random, and more
  12. Display thumbnails
  13. Display excerpt, with customizable length.
  14. Display post date
  15. Display modification date
  16. Display comment count
  17. Display post author
  18. Exclude current post
  19. Custom CSS
  20. Multiple widgets

What People Are Saying #

Incredible plugin
I had downloaded and deleted 3 different plugins before I found this. The previous plugins didn’t sort my need but this plugin sorted my need perfectly. I’m glad I didn’t give up. Definitely worth the 5stars!

— Vigwe via wordpress.org

Works great! Very helpful little plugin
I’m very impressed. It only took me about 1 minute to get it configured how I wanted. Now it’s displaying much smaller images (appropriate to their size) than my old solution, and looks great!

— Tevya 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.