Better Recent Posts Widget

Version: 1.1.11

Version : 1.1.11

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If you’ve ever wanted more control (a lot more control) over displaying your recent posts, this is the widget for you. Plus thumbnails.

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IMPORTANT: Support has moved to the ZATZLabs site and is no longer provided on the WordPress.org forums. If you need a timely reply from the developer, please open a ticket. If you’ve ever wanted to display recent posts, but go far beyond the Recent Posts widget that comes with WordPress, you’re in the right place. One of the very best ways to increase time-on-site (and therefore the engagement of your audience) is helping visitors discover new and wonderful pages and posts on your site. Better Recent Posts Widget can do that by displaying your beautiful featured images right in the widget. You can control the number of posts to display, specify if you want to skip some posts, and display custom post types. Features The WordPress.org version has the following features: All new, better Recent Posts widget Specify widget title Control number of posts displayed Control number of posts to skip (offset) Optionally display post thumbnails Customize thumbnail size Choose post type to display Additional features in the pro version: Optionally display post author Optionally display post count Optionally display post comment count Optionally display post excerpt/length Customize post display order Customize post sorting method Better taxonomy selection control Multiple widget instance support Multisite capable Adoption Notice This plugin was recently adopted by David Gewirtz and ongoing support and updates...

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  • Minimal impact on memory usage The memory usage of this plugin is less than the average memory usage of other plugins on WordPress.org + 200KB. Check FAQ for more.
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  • No PHP errors, warning, notices WP Hive automated test found PHP error/s while activating this plugin on our server
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  • No Javascript issues WP Hive automated test found no JavaScrip error while activating this plugin on our server
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  • Latest PHP 7.2.16 compatible The latest version of the plugin is not compatible with the latest PHP version
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  • Latest WordPress 5.2.4 compatible The latest version of the plugin is not compatible with the latest PHP version
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  • Optimized database footprint The plugin creates less than 50 database tables
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  • No activation errors WP Hive automated test found no activation error while activating this plugin on our server
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  • No resource errors WP Hive automated test found no resource error/s while trying this plugin on our server
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  • Frequently updated The plugin was not updated at least once in the last 90 days
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About Better Recent Posts Widget

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IMPORTANT: Support has moved to the ZATZLabs site and is no longer provided on the WordPress.org forums. If you need a timely reply from the developer, please open a ticket. If you’ve ever wanted to display recent posts, but go far beyond the Recent Posts widget that comes with WordPress, you’re in the right place. One of the very best....

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Performance

Memory Usage

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- 0.03s
/(front page)
- 0.09s
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 0.01s
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 0.02s
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 0.04s
/wp-admin/index.php
- 0.16s
/wp-admin/media-new.php
- 0.01s
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 0.16s
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
- 0.08s
/wp-admin/post-new.php
- 0s
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
- 0.11s
/wp-admin/upload.php
- 0.16s
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Memory Usage Memory Usage Benchmark Learn more how we collect the data

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- 4.81KB
/ (front page)
- 7.41KB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 1.04KB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 1.26KB
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 1.19KB
/wp-admin/index.php
+ 1.19KB
/wp-admin/media-new.php
+ 1.14KB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 1.18KB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
- 10.55KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 2.03KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 1.18KB
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 1.12KB
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  • The plugin has not been properly activated on PHP 7.2.16. It may not work.

WordPress Compatibility Issue

  • The plugin may not be fully compatible with WordPress 5.2.4.

Frequently Updated

  • The plugin has not been updated in the last 90 days.

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Error Log

We found the following errors while activating the plugin. Read more how WP Hive generates this data.

  • [17-Oct-2019 04:26:27 UTC] PHP Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; pippin_recent_posts has a deprecated constructor in /wp-content/plugins/better-recent-posts-widget/better-recent-posts-widget.php on line 14
  • [17-Oct-2019 04:26:27 UTC] PHP Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /wp-content/plugins/better-recent-posts-widget/better-recent-posts-widget.php on line 172
  • [17-Oct-2019 04:26:27 UTC] PHP Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /wp-content/plugins/better-recent-posts-widget/better-recent-posts-widget.php on line 172

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