Recent Posts Widget

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The recent posts widget allows you to display a list of recent blog posts in a widget area/sidebar. It displays the thumbnail, title and the date of each post in the list.

In this article, we’ll explain how to create blog posts and display them through the recent posts widget in the Jupiter WordPress theme.

Recent posts widget - front end

In this article


Creating Blog Posts

WordPress posts are created separately in the Posts post type. To find more information about creating single posts, read the Creating a blog post article, and then continue to the next section.


Displaying Recent Blog Posts

In order to display recent blog posts in a widget area/sidebar, you’ll need to add the JP – Recent Posts widget to a widget area/sidebar, and then configure its settings.

To add the widget:

1
From the WordPress left menu, go to the Appearance > Widgets page.

recent posts widget - widgets menu

2
On the Widgets page, locate the JP – Recent Posts widget in the Available Widgets column and drag and drop it into a widget area. In this example, we chose the Page Widget Area.

recent posts widget-widgets page

3
Fill out the settings form with the necessary information and click on the Save button.
Setting Description
Title Displays a title at the top of the widget. If left empty, it will shows the Recent Posts title.
Number of posts Determines the number of posts for the widget.
Show date Determines whether or not display the date for the post.
Which Categories to show Determines from which categories the posts should be shown. You can hold down Command/Control to select several categories.
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Note: The widget is ready. Now you’ll need to add the Page widget area/sidebar to a page so you can see the widget. If you are not familiar with adding a widget area/sidebar to a page, read the Adding a sidebar article.

 

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Note: You can not edit the layout of Recent Post widgets unless you find the widget file in the views directory and edit it by customizing the codes.
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