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How to Display Recent Posts in WordPress

How to Display Recent Posts in WordPress

If you want to display recent posts on your website, then it would be quite good according to SEO because it increases the post view and also increases the engagement of the user. With the recent posts section, the user will be able to know which is the latest post on your website.
You can place recent posts anywhere on your website such as:
• Sidebar
• Any widget area
• End of the posts
• Inside the posts or page
There are many different ways through which you can display the latest posts on your website. Some ways are given below:

Display Recent Posts With WordPress Widget

WordPress comes with a built-in default widget to show recent posts in your website sidebar or any widget area. All you have to do is:

  • Go to the WordPress Dashboard > Widgets.
  • Drag & drop the recent post widget in your preferred sidebar.
  • Now, you can give the widget a title, add the no. of posts you want to show and tick or untick to display post date.
  • Lastly, save your widget settings.

Display Recent Posts With WordPress Plugin

If you want to show recent posts with the help of the plugin, then you can get a lot of additional options such as to display thumbnails, excerpts and specific category in your recent posts.

  • Firstly, you need to install and activate the  Recent Posts Widget With Thumbnails plugin.
  • Then after, Go to the WordPress Dashboard > Widgets.
  • Drag & drop the recent posts widget with thumbnails in your preferred sidebar.
  • Fill the widget title, no. of posts and tick or untick below options that suits you.
  • Lastly, save your widget settings.

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Display Recent Posts in Specific Post or page

You can also show recent posts in a specific post or page by selecting the latest posts block widget. After selecting the latest posts block, you can easily show your website recent posts.