Recent Global Posts Widget

A widget that shows recent posts from all sites across your entire network – hugely powerful and massively configurable!

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Recent Global Posts Widget in Sidebar
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The Recent Posts Widget shows all the latest posts from across your entire Multisite or BuddyPress network on your main site – simply, efficiently and quickly.

And so if that’s what you are after – your search ends here. :)

This is a simple but powerful plugin allows you to do just that:

  • Provides a simple widget to display latest posts across your entire network on your main site or on any site on your network
  • Choice of displaying title + content, title only or content only
  • Option to change the number of posts displayed
  • Choice of number of title and content characters allowed
  • Option to display avatars and preset avatar size
  • Ability to display custom post types

Check this out!

Once installed and network activated you’ll see a new Recent Global Post widget added to Appearance > Widgets in your main site.

Recent Global Posts Widget - Widget Settings

Just add the Recent Global Posts widget to your sidebar, choose your configuration options and latest post from across your entire network will be pulled into your main site.

Recent Global Posts Widget In Sidebar

Plus all the support you expect from a WPMU DEV plugin.

As usual, we’re constantly refining our plugins and adding new features all the time.

So become a WPMU DEV member, check it out, and let us know what you’d like to see included in a future release of Recent Posts Widget.

 

Usage

For help with installing plugins please refer to our Plugin installation guide.

To Install:

1. Install the Post Indexer

2.  Install the Recent Posts Plugin.

  • Once uploaded visit Network Admin -> Plugins to Network Activate the Recent Global Posts Widget Plugin.
  • Your Recent Global Post widget is added to Appearance > Widgets of your main site.
  • By default, the widget is available only on the main site of your network. This behavior can be changed by following the instructions below to edit your wp-config.php file.
  • The Recent Global posts widget list public posts only.  Posts from privates sites aren’t displayed.

3.  Install the Avatars plugin (if you want to display avatars).

To Use:

1.  Once installed you just go Appearance > Widgets.

2.  Add the Recent Global posts widget to your sidebar.

3. Check out the configuration options below:

Recent Global Posts Widget - Widget Settings

Once configured, it could look like this in your sidebar:

Recent Global Posts Widget In Sidebar

Enabling Widget for all sites

By default the Recent Global Posts widget is only enabled for use by the man site.

You can enable it for all sites on your network as follows:

1. Open up the wp-config.php in the root of your WordPress install

2. Just before the line that says That’s all, stop editing!, add the following:

define('RECENT_GLOBAL_POSTS_WIDGET_MAIN_BLOG_ONLY', false); 

3. Save and re-upload your amended wp-config.php file

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