We have already written an article about the best related post WordPress plugins which helps you to show related content for any post below the current post or page to increase user engagement and reduce bounce rate.
In this post, we will discuss about a plugin which will help you to show recent posts in a beautiful interface in widget area or anywhere in post or page to keep your users engaged.
Now-a-days most of the modern WordPress themes comes with built in widget option to show the recent posts but if your theme doesn't have that functionality, there are number of amazing WordPress plugins which you can use to show recent posts in style.
If you are looking for a quality WordPress widget plugin to show recent or popular posts on your site, we recommend you to check Top Stories Widget plugin which is a great looking plugin to display top stories, most viewed and recent stories in widget area, we have used this plugin in the past and it works perfectly.
Now, if you need a high quality free option to show recent posts in any WordPress post or page, you can do that by using Advanced Recent Posts plugin.
It's a high quality free plugin which provides you number of options to show recent posts in beautiful interface within any post or page as well as widget area.
Advanced Recent Posts Plugin Overview
Though there are number of WordPress plugins to display recent posts even with post thumbnails, the quality of the plugin matters because the look and feel of the widget makes a lot of difference to click through rate.
Advanced Recent Posts plugin takes care of the look and feel of the widget quite amazingly, if you want you can ckeck the live demo of the plugin here. It offers you 2 different layout option for the widget and 3 different layout option for the shortcode.
Advanced Recent Posts plugin shows the recent posts with thumbnails in two areas:
- Widget in your sidebar
- Shortcode in any place of your post or theme.
Once you install and activate the plugin, you can go to the widget area to customize the widget, you can choose the number of posts you want to show in the widget as well as you can customize the look and feel of the widget.
It comes with two default color scheme, light and dark. You can also use your own color scheme to match the widget with your theme.
And if you want to use it with shortcode, you have 3 beautiful option to show the widget. If you are running a business site or any other WordPress blog with customized homepage and you want to show the recent posts in one section of the page, you can do that by inserting this plugin with shortcode.
The two column design is perfect to show the widget in any post or page because you can show more number of posts in a beautiful looking layout.
Overall. it's a nice plugin to show recent posts in any WordPress post or page with shortcode. You can download the plugin from the link below.
Download Advanced Recent Posts