How to use Recent post with thumbnails plugin

This plugin is based on the well-known WordPress default widget ‘Recent Posts’ and extended to display more informations about the posts like e.g. thumbnails, excerpts and assigned categories.


  1. Navigate to Minimal Store Theme Dashboard > Install Addons > Recent post with thumbnails > Install
  2. Go to Appearance > Widgets > drag the widget to your sidebar location
  3. Customize the widget settings
  1. Title of the widget
  2. Number of listed posts
  3. Open post links in new windows
  4. Random order of posts
  5. Hide current post in list
  6. Hide sticky posts
  7. Keep sticky posts on top of the list if not hidden
  8. Hide post title
  9. The maximum length of post title
  10. Show post author
  11. Show post categories
  12. Show post category names as links to their archives
  13. Label for categories
  14. Show post date
  15. Show post excerpt
  16. Show number of comments
  17. Excerpt length
  18. Signs after excerpt
  19. Ignore post excerpt field as excerpt source (builds excerpts automatically from the post content)
  20. Print slugs of post categories in class attribute of LI elements
  21. Show posts of selected categories (or of all categories)
  22. Show post thumbnail (featured image)
  23. Registered thumbnail dimensions
  24. Thumbnail width in px
  25. Thumbnail height in px
  26. Keep aspect ratio of thumbnails
  27. Try to take the first post image as thumbnail
  28. Only use the first post image as thumbnail
  29. Use default thumbnail if no thumbnail is available
  30. Default thumbnail URL

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