Many WordPress webmasters rely on basic Recent Posts plugins to offer more values to their visitors. These plugins make it easier for your visitors to find your latest work. If you want flexibility when adding your most recent posts to your sidebar, you are going to appreciate using the Recent Posts Plus plugin. It gives you more control on how your posts show up on your site.
The Recent Posts Plus widget has more options than your normal recent posts plugin. You can change the number of posts that show and limit their title and excerpt to a certain number of characters. The plugin lets you add thumbnails and choose their size for your posts. Users can change the order of their posts by date modified, title, post ID, random, and comment count.
The Recent Posts Plus plugin is easy to customize and offers you more features than traditional recent posts plugins. This is a free script.