Recent Custom Posts

Display a list of recent posts from any custom post type on the widget areas of your site.

Version 2.1.2
  • Custom loop clearing.
  • Removing references.
Version 2.1.2
  • Custom loop clearing.
  • Removing references.

Version 2.1.1
  • PHP

Version 2.1
  • Fixed permalink order issue.
  • Added post author limit option.
  • Added featured image flag.

Version 2
  • Improved admin and list output.
  • Added support for more common output fields.
  • Added custom fields support.

Version 1.2
  • Added widget option for toggling post dates on/off.
  • Added order by/order direction widget options.

Version 1.0.1
  • Added the optional CSS class argument to widget settings.

Version 1
  • Version 1.0
Try Recent Custom Posts today!
  • Adds recent custom post type widget
  • Display up to 20 recent posts
  • Give widget a custom title
  • Display featured image as a thumbnail
  • Works with post types created by a plugin
  • Create unlimited custom post type feeds
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Recent custom posts lets you display a list of custom posts on any widgetized area of your site.

It’s easy to add recent posts, but what about custom post types? This plugin adds a widget to your site for showing recent posts from any post type.

Recent Custom Posts
Display your latest products, classifieds ads or any other custom post types.

Simple customizable widget

Recent Custom Posts works with any custom post type, even post types created by another plugin.

Customization options include:
  • Widget title
  • Post type, including core post, page and attachment types
  • Up to 20 posts
  • Include your featured image as a thumbnail for each post

Plus, you can create as many instances of the widget as you need for different custom post types.

Integrate with other WPMU products

Publish links to custom posts created by other WPMU DEV products.

Display ads created by Classifieds, or eCommerce products using MarketPress.

Tell visitors how great you are and display quotes from happy customers using Testimonials or display Wiki pagesForum topics and more.

Extend the way you share custom post types on your WordPress site.


For help with installing plugins please see our Plugin installation guide.

Once installed activate the plugin:

  • On regular WordPress installs – visit Plugins and Activate the plugin.
  • For WordPress Multisite installs – Activate it site-by-site basis (say if you wanted to make it a Pro Sites premium plugin), or visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate the plugin.

To use:

1. Go to Appearance -> Widgets in the site admin dashboard.

2. Drag the new Recent Custom Posts Type Widget to your sidebar.

3. Configure the widget, selecting your custom post type.

4. Visit your home page to view the new widget in action!