Recent Posts Plus

An advanced version of the WordPress Recent Posts widget, allows display of thumbnails, post excerpt, author, comment count, and more.

Author:Patrick Galbraith (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:2.9.0
WordPress version tested:3.5
Plugin version:1.0.11
Added to WordPress repository:15-08-2011
Last updated:17-01-2013
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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Plugin URI:http://www.pjgalbraith.com/2011/08/recent-pos...
Total downloads:45 879
Active installs:7 000+
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An advanced version of the WordPress Recent Posts widget allowing increased customization.

Features Include:

  • Display post thumbnails, with customizable size.
  • Display post excerpt, author, comment count, and more.
  • Provides options to trim the number of characters in the title and excerpt.
  • Override the post order to order by; date modified, title, post ID, random, comment count etc.
  • Exclude or include specific posts, authors, tags, or categories.
  • Also includes a simple template parser so you can override the default output making custom styling easy.


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