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Recent Posts With Featured Image Widget


The Recent Posts With Featured Image Widget adds a widget that displays the 3 most recent posts, with featured image, within any widget area. Responsive design and code allows this widget to work well with all themes.

Spring 2016 Updates!

  • Plugin settings using Theme Customizer
  • Set number of posts to display in the ‘Recent Posts with Image’ widget
  • Display the post excerpt
  • Display the post date
  • Display a ‘Read More’ link with font icon arrow for improved UX


  1. Upload /recent-posts-with-featured-image-widget/ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or upload the file using the add new plugin feature within the WordPress admin panel.

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

  3. Add the ‘Recent Posts with Image’ widget to your desired widget area.


Where are the settings for the widget?

The widget settings are located in the WordPress Theme Customizer. You can reach the Customize interface by going to your WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customize


Good start, but has no options

A helpful plugin that needs actual customization options, as it has none. There is no way to set the default "3" articles to any other number, like 1 or 2. There's no way to enable or disable a snippet from appearing, or to toggle the date, etc. Looking forward to future updates.
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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Added Theme Customizer settings


  • 1.0 is the 1st release. No updates have been made.