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.
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:
|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.