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Recent Posts FlexSlider

Simple setup responsive slider of recent posts selected by category or post type using FlexSlider by WooThemes.

This slider uses the FlexSlider framework by WooThemes. Recent posts are displayed as a responsive slider. Posts can be selected by category or by post type if your theme uses custom post types.

Options that can be set:

  • Title
  • Category
  • Post Type
  • Slide Duration
  • Slide Pause
  • Number of Slides
  • Slider Height
  • Image Size
  • Slider Animation Style
  • Post Title
  • Post Excerpt & Length
  • Toggle Post Link
Author David Laietta
Contributors davidjlaietta
Tags responsive, slider
  1. Upload the files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Place Recent Post Flexslider onto a sidebar on the Appearance->Widgets page

1.6.1 - 13 December 2016

  • Tested up to WordPress v4.7
  • Updated default animation time
  • Cleaned display of code

1.6.1 - 13 January 2015

  • Fixed bug on slide height when using fade animation

1.6 - 5 January 2015

  • Added ability to select image display size
  • Updated caption CSS

1.5 - 13 January 2014

  • Updated to Flexslider v2.2.2
  • Fixed image positioning
  • Added ability to toggle post links on/off
  • Added functionality to allow multiple sliders on one page
  • Changed from get_the_excerpt() to get_the_content and stripped tags to allow longer excerpt captions than set by theme

1.4 - 2 October 2013

  • Added Slider Animation Style
  • Updated dropdowns to select() function


  • Updated WP_Query
  • Sticky Posts now ignored in slider
  • Sizing bug for single slide fixed
  • Margin removed for single slide
  • Image vertically aligned in slide


  • Reupload of core files


  • CSS Optimization
  • Dynamically load scripts and stylesheet only on views that include widget
  • Load scripts in footer


  • First Version

Can I use both categories and post type to select posts?

No. If a custom post type is used, categories must be set to "All Categories".

Can I use custom taxonomies?

Currently the plugin allows the selection of a category of posts or a custom post type only.

Version 1.6.2

Requires WordPress version: 3.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 13 Dec 2016

Date Added: 01 Apr 2013

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