Recent Global Posts Widget

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.


Version 3.0.6
  • Fixed issue with multi-byte strings.

Version 3.0.5
  • Fixed issue with fetching network posts without excluding blogs.

Version 3.0.4
  • Implemented ability to exclude posts from specific blogs.

Version 3.0.3
  • Fixed the bug with widget title.
  • Added ability to display blog name in an item.

Version 3.0.2
  • Fixed internal pitfalls what could appear if Post Indexer plugin is not activated.
  • Fixed empty title issue.
  • Updated translations.
  • Refactored internal code.

Version 3.0.1
  • Fixed prepare warning on admin page

Version 3
  • Updated to work with Post Indexer version 3.0

Version 2.1
  • Updated to use WP widget class
  • Added in Post_type selector
  • Requires post indexer 2.1 to be installed
  • If updating you may need to reset the widget options due to new multi-use class based system.

Version 2

    Version 1.0.1

      Version 1
      • WPMU 2.7 Compatible
      Downloads 22,124 Compatibility Multisite 4.5.1BuddyPress 2.5.2

      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:


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