Recent Global Posts

Show recent posts from all the sites across an entire network – hugely powerful, massively configurable.

Version 3.0.6

  • Fixed issue with multi-byte strings.


January 15, 2014 - version 3.0.6
  • Fixed issue with multi-byte strings.

December 6, 2013 - version 3.0.5

    December 5, 2013 - version 3.0.4

      September 24, 2013 - version 3.0.3

        September 23, 2013 - version 3.0.2

          March 29, 2013 - version 3.0.1

            March 4, 2013 - version 3

              May 10, 2011 - version 2.1

                January 13, 2011 - version 2

                  December 17, 2009 - version 1.0.1

                    April 1, 2009 - version 1

                      Downloads 19,277

                      Compatibility Multisite 4.1 BuddyPress 2.2

                      recent global posts widget shows all the latest posts from across your entire Multisite or BuddyPress network on your main site – simply, efficiently and quickly.

                      Amazing Post Indexer extension

                      This simple powerful plugin allows you to:
                      • Use a simple widget to display the latest posts across your entire network
                      • Choice of displaying title + content, title only or content only
                      • Option to change the number of posts displayed
                      • Set number of title and content characters allowed
                      • Option to display avatars and preset avatar size
                      • Ability to display custom post types

                      Familiar settings

                      A Recent Global Posts Widget id added to ‘Widgets’ in the dashboard of your main site.

                      Recent Global Posts Widget - Widget Settings
                      Drag-n-drop to activate and simple configuration

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

                      Recent Global Posts Widget In Sidebar
                      A powerful tool for discovering new content

                      Recent Global Posts Widget adds a fun way for users to see and discover new content from across your entire network.


                      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