How to Display Recent Posts in WordPress

How to Display Recent Posts in WordPress

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:

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:

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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  1. Marty S on May 18, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Hello. You know, none of these are options aesthetically pleasing and would require further coding or adjustments. I feel you are actually making the case here for builders like Elementor or Brizy because it is so much easier to do these kinds of things with those tools. However, thank you for the content. I will check out monster insights – never tried that one. EDIT: Holy smokes MonsterInsights is expensive! Wow!

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