Display your recent posts, the better way with ‘Recent Posts Widget Extended’

Displaying Recent posts on your website is one of the proven ways to increase user engagement on the site while decreasing Bounce Rate. WordPress gives a default feature to display Recent posts on the site, but it has very limited features as mentioned below:

  • Title : Displays the title of the post
  • Number of posts to display.
  • Display post date.
Image showing WordPress Recent Posts
WordPress Recent Posts

This feature could be a good option if you want your blog to just have a simple text based recent posts widget with publish date.

Recent Posts Display
Recent Posts Display

Above pictures shows that WordPress’ default feature doesn’t give users much flexibility in displaying the recent posts. Here comes into picture the Recent Posts Widget Extended .

What is Recent Posts Widget Extended:

Recent Posts Widget Extended is a WordPress plugin that gives an ‘extended’ features for blog owners to display their recent posts. It gives site owners more flexibility and features as compared to default Recent Posts option.

Installing Recent Posts Widget Extended:

To install Recent Posts Widget Extended:

  1. Login to your blog as admin.
  2. Plugins -> Add New -> Search for ‘Recent Posts Widget Extended‘ -> Click ‘Install Now’.
Recent Posts Widget Extended
Recent Posts Widget Extended

Recent Posts Widget Extended features:

  • WordPress 4.3.3 Support.
  • Shortcode feature. ( Eg: Below short code display 10 recent posts)
  • Taxonomy support!
  • Post status option.
  • Custom html or text before and/or after recent posts.
  • Better image cropping.
  • Allow you to set title url.
  • Display by date, comment count or random.
  • Display thumbnails, with customizable size and alignment.
  • Display excerpt, with customizable length.
  • Display from all, specific or multiple category.
  • Display from all, specific or multiple tag.
  • Display post date.
  • Display modification date
  • Display comment count
  • Exclude current post
  • Read more option.
  • Post type option.
  • Custom CSS.
  • Multiple widgets.
Recent Posts Widget Extended
Recent Posts Widget Extended
Recent Posts
Recent Posts

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