(NOTE: You can access all the shortcodes via the shortcodes icon on your visual editor. See this document if you need more information.)

The Recent Posts shortcode lets you pull recent posts from your site into a Post or Page. You have the choice of a number of different layouts, with different numbers of columns and posts. You can also choose which categories to pull posts from.

Here are 3 examples.

1. Images on Top (default)


2. Images on the Side


3. Icons on the Side


Here's a look at the settings page.




Here's a sample shortcode.

[recent_posts layout="default" columns="2" number_posts="2" cat_slug="wordpress" exclude_cats="" thumbnail="yes" title="yes" meta="yes" excerpt="yes" excerpt_length="35" strip_html="yes" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][/recent_posts]

These are the properties:

  • layout = use one of these: default (image on top), thumbnails-on-side, icon-on-side
  • columns = number of columns, i.e. 2
  • number_posts = a number, like 2
  • cat_slug = the slug for the category that you wish to be shown
  • exclude_cats = names of categories you would like to exclude
  • thumbnail = yes, no
  • meta = display meta info: yes, no
  • excerpt = yes, no
  • excerpt_words = a number, like 35
  • strip_html = yes, no
  • animation_type = bounce, fade, flash, shake, slide
  • animation_direction = down, up, left, right
  • animation_speed = 0.1, 0.2 ... 0.9, 1