Using the Recent Posts widget with thumbnails

June 22, 2014| Sushil Adhikari

This plugin is considered optional, but to get the thumbnail layout of recent posts like the live demo website shows, you need a plugin called “Recent Posts Plus”.  It offers different layouts based on the settings you choose. In the original download of Preferential, you get a snippet of predefined settings you can use to match that of the demo site. To see this widget in action, you can check out the blog on the demo website:

Recent Posts

Install the Plugin

  1. Go to Plugins >> Add New
  2. Search for “Recent Posts Plus” and install it. 

Setup the Widget

  1. Go to Appearance >> Widgets >> and drag a Recent Posts Plus widget into the position you want (re: Blog Right Sidebar)
  2. Go to the theme’s download package and open >> recent posts plus >> recent-posts-plus.txt
  3. In the Recent Posts Plus widget, start adjusting the settings based on the snippet of settings I provided you.

Note: You can have different settings and layout per widget instance of Recent Posts Plus.

The category ID’s in the settings I provided will need to be your own categories. The 1,2, and 3 category ID’s I show are for my tutorial site. Make sure you separate each one with a comma. To understand more about the capabilities of this plugin, I recommend you refer to the developer’s documentation for it.

Screencast – Recent Posts Plus

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Categories: Setup Tutorials for Preferential

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