Smart Recent Posts Widget

Descrição

Due to WordPress 5.8 major update for Widgets, if you want to use this plugin, you must use WordPress 5.8.x

Smart recent posts widget provides flexible and highly customizable recent posts widget. Allows you to display a list of the most recent posts with thumbnail, excerpt, date, author, comment count also you can display it from all or specific or multiple categories or tags, post types and much more!

Install, Activate, Done!

Using the widget is super easy with clear inline information. It provides a lot of options to fit your needs, need more option? Please ask on Support forum.

Features Include

  • Style: Choose 3 different posts list style
  • Open link in new tab
  • Show/hide post title
  • Allow you to set title url
  • Selected or multiple post types
  • Selected or multiple categories
  • Selected or multiple tags
  • Include or Exclude Categories
  • Post status
  • Custom html or text before and/or after recent posts
  • Orderby date, comment count, random, and more
  • Display thumbnails
  • Display excerpt, with customizable length.
  • Display post date
  • Display modification date
  • Display comment count
  • Display post author
  • Exclude current post
  • Custom CSS
  • Multiple widgets

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Style Explanation

There are 3 style you can choose:

  • Default
  • Classic
  • Modern

Default
This is just a basic style, the posts list style follow your theme stylesheet.

Classic
Classic style is a basic style with some little improvement, it adds a nice border bottom to each list to seperate them and change the font color and size of the post meta and excerpt. This style works with whatever setting you choose, either small thumbnail or big thumbnail with centered position.

Modern
Modern style adds a nice opacity to the thumbnail and display the title on the corner of the thumbnail. This style only works perfectly with some condition, if you want to get the best result please follow below steps:

  • Switch the Thumbnail Size to medium
  • Only display the title, please uncheck another data such as date, comment count, author, etc.
  • Remove everything inside the Custom CSS box.
  • Switch the Style option to Modern
  • Done!

Please open the Screenshot tab above to see the style design.

Imagens de tela

  • Modern style, tested with default theme Twenty Sixteen
  • Classic style
  • Default style
  • General settings

Instalação

Through Dashboard

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and go to Plugins -> Add New
  2. Type smart recent posts widget in the search box and click on search button.
  3. Find Smart Recent Posts Widget plugin.
  4. Then click on Install Now after that activate the plugin.
  5. Go to the widgets page Appearance -> Widgets.
  6. Find Smart Recent Posts widget.

Installing Via FTP

  1. Download the plugin to your hardisk.
  2. Unzip.
  3. Upload the smart-recent-posts-widget folder into your plugins directory.
  4. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and click the Plugins menu.
  5. Then activate the plugin.
  6. Go to the widgets page Appearance -> Widgets.
  7. Find Smart Recent Posts widget.

FAQ

How to filter the post query?

You can use srpw_default_query_arguments to filter it. Example:

add_filter( 'srpw_default_query_arguments', 'your_custom_function' );
function your_custom_function( $args ) {
    $args['posts_per_page'] = 10; // Changing the number of posts to show.
    return $args;
}

How to filter the post excerpt?

Post excerpt now comes with filter to easily dev to change/customize it. apply_filters( 'srpw_excerpt', get_the_excerpt() )

Ordering not working!

Did you installed any Post or Post Type Order? Please try to deactivate it and try again the ordering.

No image options

Your theme needs to support Post Thumbnail, please go to https://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Thumbnails to read more info and how to activate it in your theme.

Available filters

Default arguments

srpw_default_args

Post excerpt

srpw_excerpt

Post markup

srpw_markup

Post query arguments

srpw_default_query_arguments

Avaliações

27 de outubro de 2021
This is the best Recent Post widget plugin. Excellent functionality, excellent suport. Clean, simple and efficient, exactly what you need for any site Thank you
31 de março de 2021
Great working just with the taxonomies you choose, with a lot of flexibility! You can easily add styling too. Meet everything I looked for. Neat interface.
25 de fevereiro de 2021
Thought to myself I want to write this functionality showing recent post with excerpt or only show images. But now it is not needed anymore even order by random is there! Kuddos!
20 de janeiro de 2021
Nhưng ko thay đổi được kích thước, dính sidebar theo dễ dàng
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Registro de alterações

Due to WordPress 5.8 major update for Widgets, if you want to (continue) use this plugin, you must use WordPress 5.8.x

1.0.2

  • Fix post status issue.
  • Support WordPress 5.8