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Do you want to show your recent posts in WordPress? Displaying recent posts help users easily discover your new content and spend more time on your site. You can add a list of your latest posts in your sidebar after the end of your post content, inside the content with a shortcode, or anywhere else you like. In this video, we will show you how to display recent posts in WordPress using multiple different methods.

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For the first method we will be using the new Gutenberg block, go to the post or page you would like it to appear on and the block is currently called Latest Posts that you want to add. The block includes multiple customization options available in the block’s settings on the side that you can use.

Second option would be the recent posts widget, this can be found under Appearance, Widgets. This has fewer customization options but will allow you to add a list of recent posts to your widget areas depending on your preference.

Another option would be to use a plugin for this customization and the plugin we will be using can be found below:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/recent-posts-widget-with-thumbnails/

It would be placed in the widgets area but gives far more customization options than the standard Recent Posts widgets.

If you are still using the classic editor and don’t have or want to use the options above there is the Display Posts plugin below:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/display-posts-shortcode/

With the plugin installed and activated you would then be able to add the shortcode for the plugin itself.

Finally, should none of these methods be what you are looking for, you can take a look at our written article for how to add recent posts by editing your theme’s templates.

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15 Comments

  • Drop Shipping Wizard on May 19, 2020

    Hello question u know of plugin that limit amount products can publish per user role? There is two out there for blogs 2 limit per user roles but not for products? There are plugins like wcfm or dokan wich set up site merchant can do it there but looking code or plugin for products also not just blogs?

  • Rahul Mavani on May 23, 2020

    Nice tutorials… I'm beginner…it's helpful me

  • Muhammad Ali on May 27, 2020

    So Awesome. thank you for this video!

  • league of legends Times on June 6, 2020

    how can i make recent post sow in home page as an article

  • Hannah Graham on July 14, 2020

    Thank you!!!!!! I should’ve just searched it to begin with!

  • Dia- Elsayed on July 25, 2020

    when i add recent post on pc it is showing good but on mobile it is hallarious

  • David Correal Melo on July 27, 2020

    Nice thank you 🙂

  • PAVAN KUMAR on August 6, 2020

    Stupid video

  • Md Seraj Hassan on October 21, 2020

    Thanks a lot. you saved my day..

  • ImYong on November 3, 2020

    I dont understand the part how to add contain inside recent post for method 2? i can add but no idea how to add news inside recent post. Help pls

  • Millennial Sister on November 12, 2020

    How can I display recent posts block not by category but based on self chosen posts?

  • Walker Armstrong on January 14, 2021

    are you using a different version of WordPress… icant even get to that dashboard page

  • c w on June 12, 2021

    Hello! I am using your first method to test it out – when I view the latest posts page it displays the entire posts from top to bottom, one after another, instead of having links to each one. Is there a way to fix this so it just has a link instead of the entire blog text laid out.

    Thank you!!

  • Rahul Gupta on August 5, 2021

    My website showed recent posts in the sidebar above the footer area #1 but now it is not showing,it is still showing in the settings that recent posts block is present in the sidebar but not showing as I open the website, what to do for the same?

  • Irene Franzese on September 22, 2021

    My widget page does not look like this? I have the classic editor which I love. But
    when I click on widgets it shows up on the left of my page and it is confusing to me.
    Looks nothing like your widget page above?

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