Custom Recent Posts Widget

Show a list of recent post from the categories you choose.

Author:Prasanna SP (profile at
WordPress version required:3.1
WordPress version tested:3.5.1
Plugin version:2.1.1
Added to WordPress repository:10-07-2012
Last updated:28-12-2012
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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This plugin creates a new widget which lets you show a list of recent posts based on categories or tags. This is a must have plugin if you want to exclude some categories in recent posts widget or if you want to show recent posts based on tags. By default the wordpress recent posts widget shows a posts from all category. But this plugin gives you more power to customize your recent posts widget. You can also display post date in the widget.

See the live action of this plugin on demo site or on Kennneth John Odle's blog.

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A special thanks to Ken and Josh for testing the code.