How to setup the Recent Posts widget with thumbnails

This video in this series provides an overview of how to setup a Recent Posts widget with thumbnails like the Luminescence theme demo website displays on its blog page. The widget is a plugin called Recent Posts Plus and offers many features that you can customize how the widget looks. Here is a demo of it in action: 

Recent Posts

Covered in this video:

  • Introduction to the plugin.
  • Getting the Recent Posts Plus plugin and setting it up.
  • Using the widget to display recent (latest) posts with thumbnails.

Recent Post Plus Settings

In your original download of this theme, there is a folder called “Recent Posts Plus”, and inside this will be a text file that contains settings as well as a category setup and a recent post layout template you can use. You can also modify them to your needs as you feel fit.