There are many recent posts widgets available for WordPress, but what if you happen to want to exclude a few categories from the recent posts list? You’ll need a more specialized widget for that. Categories Recent Post is a plugin that was created for this purpose. It gives you the ability to check the categories from which you want to display posts, as seen below:
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Categories Recent Post Features:
- Enable or disable excerpt, set exerpt length
- Option to change ordering of posts
- Support for displaying thumbnail images using the post thumbnail
- Set how many posts to show
- Ability to check categories that posts come from
- Multiple widgets
If you need a widget that offers you more control when displaying recent posts, grab the Categories Recent Post plugin from the WordPress plugin depository.