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Recent By Author


This sidebar widget provides a list of authors, with options including showing recent posts by that author. This is based on the plugins WP-Authors and Recent Posts.

The options are as follows:

Title: – Like most widgets, there is an option for a custom title.

Show post counts – Shows the total post count next to the authors name.

Number of recent posts to show: – When greater than 0, a sublist is displayed under an author’s name with up to the set number of posts.

Show full names – Displays the authors first and last name instead of their chosen public name.

Hide empty authors – If an author has no posts, then they are not shown in the sidebar.

Exclude admin – Hides the admin from being shown in the sidebar.

Version History

  • 1.1.0 – Hides subscribers from list when empty authors are showing
  • 1.0.0 – Initial release


  • This is the admin box in widgets, showing the options.


  1. Ensure that your theme is widget-ready.
  2. Ensure you are running WordPress-2.2 or later.
  3. Upload recent-by-author.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  5. Go to the ‘Design’ menu, click on ‘Widgets’, and add the ‘Recent By Author’ widget to the sidebar.


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