WordPress comes with a Recent Posts widget that you can use to display a list of your latest posts in your widgetized sidebar, but it’s really not very good in the fact that it does give you any control over your posts at all. So I’ve written a new one.
An enhanced version of this plugin is available from Code Canyon.net
This is a very simple plugin, but it gives you much better control over your widget display.
Plugin features include:
- New Recent Posts Widget
- Widget Title Option
- Option to control the number of posts displayed
- Option to control the posts offset
- Ability to enable post thumbnails
- Thumbnail size option
- Choose the post type to display
If you’d like me to write a tutorial on how to make a widget like this, let me know in the comments!
v1.1 - added ability to choose which post type to display v1.1.1 - fixed a bug with post type detection v1.1.2 - added category selection v1.1.3 - fixed bug with select field options vanishing v1.1.4 - fixed offset bug and post type bug in posts queryDownload