Display recent posts on your blog- 2 ways

There are two recent posts widgets. If you do not know about this and you are in a hurry you might miss this. You can find these two options by going to customize and then going to widgets and scrolling untill you find them.

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The first one is “Display WordPress Posts”. This widget has an area where you can add an url this would enable your to add recent posts to more than one blog. If you do not fill in an url the recent posts widget will not work. You can add more than one of these widgets, each with a different url.



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The second one is the normal widget that displays just your Blog’s recent post and is called “Recent Posts”. Here you do not have to add the url because it is automatically connected to your blog url.


The second option does not give you the extra options.

  • No- Open links in new window/tab.
  • No- Show featured Image.
  • No- Show excerpts.



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