Recent Posts FlexSlider

Simple setup responsive slider of recent posts selected by category or post type using FlexSlider by WooThemes.

Author:David Wolfpaw (profile at
WordPress version required:3.1
WordPress version tested:5.6.0
Plugin version:2.4.0
Added to WordPress repository:01-04-2013
Last updated:06-12-2020
Rating, %:92
Rated by:18
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Total downloads:66 095
Active installs:2 000+
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This slider uses the FlexSlider framework by WooThemes. Recent posts are displayed as a responsive slider. Posts can be selected by category or by post type if your theme uses custom post types.

The slider exists only as a widget, no settings page required. Visit Appearance > Widgets in your site dashboard, and place the Recent Posts Flexslider widget in your sidebar of choice.

Options that can be set:

  • Title
  • Category
  • Post Type
  • Image Size
  • Slide Pause
  • Slider Height
  • Slide Duration
  • Number of Slides
  • Slider Animation Style
  • Show or Hide Post Link
  • Show or Hide Post Title
  • Show or Hide Slide Controls
  • Show or Hide Navigation Arrows
  • Show or Hide Post Excerpt & Length
  • Only Show Posts With Featured Image

Tested on the most popular WordPress themes for compatibility, including:

  • Astra
  • Escapade
  • Genesis
  • Hestia
  • OceanWP
  • Primer
  • Total
  • Zerif
  • Twenty Ten
  • Twenty Eleven
  • Twenty Twelve
  • Twenty Thirteen
  • Twenty Fourteen
  • Twenty Fifteen
  • Twenty Sixteen
  • Twenty Seventeen
  • Twenty Nineteen
  • Twenty Twenty