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The simple plugin that allows you to display image slides with title, description and read more linked to posts from selected category.

The simple plugin that allows you to display image slides with title, description and read more linked to posts from selected category. The slide title and description appear with slide-in animation effect. The user may select the category or display items of all categories. Number of slides is unlimited and you may specify how many slides you want to be visible in column. Image sizes available to select from the list are determined at Media Settings of Wordpress. This way the plugin do not have to scale images by itself which is more site optimization friendly solution.

Configuration (see screenshot of backend):

  1. Widget title.
  2. Post type - enter post type name you want to display posts from.
  3. Post type taxonomy - enter post type taxonomy name to restrict the data to display.
  4. Taxonomy - select the category to taxonomy items. You may select the specified category or display items from all categories. Empty taxonomy are not displayed.
  5. Force display sticky posts - applies to post type only, select if you want to include sticky post to slides.
  6. Number of items in a row.
  7. Number of rows.
  8. Number of all items - total number of slides.
  9. Creation date - show/hide post creation date, date format is taken from global settings, display date above or below title.
  10. Readmore - show/hide read more link.
  11. Order direction (ascending, descending).
  12. Ordering type (date, title, most commented, most read).
  13. Navigation (bullets, none).
  14. Description limit - enetr number of chars for the each slide description.
  15. Image alignment (left, right, top, bottom).
  16. Show/hide thumbnail.
  17. Image size from Wordpress settings (Settings > Media). You can choose: thumbnail, medium, large
  18. Grid spacing - space between items.
Contributors pixelemu
Tags image, images, latest post, latest posts with thumbnails, link, links, plugin, Post, posts, recent posts, slides, thumbnails, widget, widgets
  1. pe-recent-posts screenshot 1

    The backend interface.

  2. pe-recent-posts screenshot 2

    Example: 2 images per row, image alinged left, no read more

  3. pe-recent-posts screenshot 3

    Example: 3 thumbnails in column aligned left.

  4. pe-recent-posts screenshot 4

    Example: 2 large images in column aligned at top.

  5. pe-recent-posts screenshot 5

    Example: 3 images in row, no description

  6. pe-recent-posts screenshot 6

    Example: no images, latest posts from selected category

  1. Upload the 'pe-recent-posts' folder to the '/wp-content/plugins/' directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Navigate to the 'Widgets' page found under the 'Appearance' menu item
  4. Drag 'PE Recent Posts' to the target widget area and choose your options



  • Few CSS fixes


  • Added navigation with arrows (prev/next and up/down)



  • Remove 3 dots after desciption if description limit = 0


  • Added support for description in latin-ext languages
  • Option to change interval
  • Option to disable autoplay
  • Option for pause on hover


  • Alternative text for image grabbed from image's alt or from post's title if image's alt is empty



  • Fixed clearing elements in rows



  • Possibility to choose header tag for title
  • Loading the plugin's translated strings


  • session_start() added as action



  • Fixed spaces between widget and container



  • Fixed error 404 for animate.css



  • Removed unnecessary Bootstrap CSS


  • Option to show/hide creation date.
  • Option to choose post type and post type taxonomy
  • Hide widget heading when title is empty


  • Improving images displaying



  • Warning appeared when fields "Number of items in row" and "Number of rows" were cleared
  • Double bootstrap scripts loading. The plugin does not load bootstrap scripts if it is already loaded by the theme.
  • Cleared space of grid for last items


  • Better adjusting images to mobile devices - counting set number of images in row and dividing its number in row on small devices. If the set number of images in row is even, images are displayed as follows, for: 991px a 768px - 2 items in row, below 768px - 1 item in row. Otherwise images are decreasing in the row adjusting to the screen resolution but below 768px images are displayed 1 item in row.
  • New option enable/disable loading sticky posts.
  • Added separator for every row - useful when your images have different dimensions



  • Extended possibilities for slides displaying. Now you may create a gallery grid by setting the number of slides per row.


  • Option to show/hide readmore button.
  • Added "most read" value for ordering that allows to create galleries with latest posts.
  • Option to show/hide navigation
  • Option to show/hide thumbnails.
  • Option to set a space between slides.
Version 1.0.9

Requires WordPress version: 3.4 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 01 Feb 2017

Date Added: 14 Aug 2015

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