The Recent Posts widget is used to display a selection of the most recently added blog posts on any page. It's a useful tool to give users an easy option to access posts from a specific category or tag without having to navigate to the Posts Page. The widget will display an excerpt from the post, allowing the user to read the first part of the post, then click to view the full post.



Widget Options

Title : Select a custom title to display at the top of the widget


Title Alignment : Customize the alignment for the title


Number of Posts : Select how many posts to display


Offset : By default, the widget displays the most recently published posts. If an offset is set, that amount of posts will be skipped in the widget.

For example, an offset of 3 will result in the 4th most recent blog post displaying first in the widget.


Columns : Select how many columns are used to display the posts.


Excerpt Options

Excerpt Length : Select how many characters of the post to display.


Read More Text : Enter text to display in the link that allows the user to view the full post.


Read More Position : Select a position to display the Read More Text

  • None : Hide the link all together
  • Inherit : Use the default text align setting from widget styles.
  • Inline : Display the link directly after the end of the excerpt.
  • Right : Display the link under the excerpt, aligned to the right of the widget.
  • Left : Display the link under the excerpt, aligned to the left of the widget.

Read More Button Style : Select one of the button styles created in the front-end editor to use for the Read More link.



Post Meta Options

Date Format : Select a format to use when displaying the publish date of the post or remove it by selecting the 'None - Hide Date' option.


Time Format : Select a format to use when displaying the publish time of the post or remove it by selecting the 'None - Hide Time' option.


Show Categories? :  Select this option to display the posts' categories above the excerpt.


Show Tags? : Select this option to display the posts' tags above the excerpt.


Show Comment Count? : Select this option to display the amount of comments above the excerpt. This option is only available if Comments have been enabled on UXi General Settings.


Show Author? : Select this option to display the name of the author above the excerpt.



Loop Options

Include Only These Categories : To make the widget display posts from only specific categories, select them from the list.


Include Only These Tags : To make the widget display posts from only specific tags, select them from the list.


Selecting both tags and categories in Loop Settings will display only the posts that meet both selections.