HM Recent Posts Widget


HM Recent Posts Widget is a simple plugin that will display the recent posts in your sidebar/widget panel area or in Post or Page with Ticker facility. You need to set featured image in post section to display the thumbnail. The post content is hidden in widget area or in mobile display, but shows in device which is larger than 767px. To display in post or page use the shortcode [hm_recent_posts]

Plugin Features:

  • Easy to install
  • Fully integrated in WordPress
  • Ticker integrated with for both post/page or widget (New with V2.0)
  • Ticker direction option available (Up/Down) (New with V2.0)
  • Shortcoded to display in both Post and Page
  • Widget integrated to display post ticker in sidebar or footer
  • Number of posts to display option
  • Option for post category selection
  • Post title color option (New with V2.0)
  • Responsive
  • Compatible with WordPress 3.9 and PHP 5.6
    And more to come…



See the Demo

Review / Feedback

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  • Install and activate HM Recent Post Widget
  • HM Recent Post Menu with admin settings
  • Find the HM Recent Post widget in widget section
  • Drag and drop widget to any widget area
  • Give a title of your widget
  • Displaying ticker post in widget area
  • Use your short code in Post or Page
  • Display ticker post in post or page


Install HM Recent Posts Widget as a regular WordPress plugin. Here are different ways to install plugin:

Install by search plugin:

  1. In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add New
  2. Search HM Recent Posts Widget
  3. Click to install
  4. Activate the plugin
  5. Set the widget in Admin Widgets area.

Install by upload plugin:

  1. Download the latest version of HM Recent Posts Widget (.zip file)
  2. In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add New
  3. Select “Upload Plugin”
  4. Click on “Choose File”
  5. Select downloaded and click on “Install Now” button
  6. Activate the plugin
  7. HM Recent Posts will appear in Admin Widget area.


Post thumbnail not displaying

You need to set featured image in post section to display the thumbnail.

How to show in Widget/Sidebar?

Go to Appearance > Widgets. Find HM Recent Posts. Drag and drop in your widget area.

How to show in Post/Page?

Just use the shortcode: [hm_recent_posts]

Any planning to add more options?

Yes, we are working on it. Please stay with us.

Contributors & Developers

“HM Recent Posts Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Changes in code structure
  • Some bug fixes
  • Display Post Thumbnail option added
  • Show Thumbnail Border option added
  • Thumbnail width, height option added
  • Hide post title option added
  • Open post links in new tab option added


  • Initial release