The most beautiful way to display your recent posts with thumbnails.

Special Recent Posts is a very powerful plugin/widget for WordPress which displays your recent posts with thumbnails. It’s the perfect solution for online magazines or simple blogs and it comes with more than 60+ available customization options.

Or download the FREE Edition at wordpress.org

What's inside?

More than 60+ customization options

Special Recent Posts (PRO Edition) comes with more than 60 available options that let you customize quite everything about your recent posts.

Fantastic thumbnail processing

Thumbnails are rendered via an adaptive resize process which lets you select the right dimensions without stretching or scaling the original images.

Beautiful Dynamic Widget Interface

The widget is enclosed in a beautiful interface with sliding panels, for a better management and easy-to-find options.

Advanced post filtering techniques

With SRP you can filter your recent posts by categories, tags, custom post types and many more criterias.

Auto generated shortcode/PHP code

SRP has a built-in feature that auto-generates the shortcode or PHP code to embed in your template files. No more time spent on boring configurations. Just copy and paste.

Multi Layout settings

SRP comes with three layouts available for immediate use. The single list layout, the single row and the multi-column layout. All available with a simple click.

Features

  • Basic Options

    PRO Edition FREE Edition
    Widget title [?]
    Widget title URL [?]
    Display posts or pages? [?]
    Max number of posts/pages to display? [?]
    Widget CSS ID [?]
    Additional CSS classes [?]
    Visualization Filter [?]
  • Thumbnails Options

    PRO Edition FREE Edition
    Display thumbnails? [?]
    Select thumbnail type [?]
    Link author avatar to the author post archive? [?]
    Thumbnail width [?]
    Thumbnail height [?]
    Link thumbnail to post [?]
    Thumbnail custom field [?]
    Rotate thumbnail? [?]
    Select thumbnail index [?]
  • Posts Options

    PRO Edition FREE Edition
    Cut title text after: [?]
    Select post content type [?]
    Cut post content after: [?]
    Select posts/pages order: [?]
    Disable links in post titles [?]
    Enable random mode [?]
    Skip posts without images [?]
    Link post content [?]
    Content display mode [?]
  • Advanced Posts Options 1

    PRO Edition FREE Edition
    No posts default text [?]
    Hide current post from list? [?]
    Post offset [?]
    Title string break [?]
    Post string break [?]
    Image string break [?]
    Link string/image break to post? [?]
    Post allowed tags [?]
  • Advanced Posts Options 2

    PRO Edition FREE Edition
    Add nofollow attribute? [?]
    Open widget links in a new window? [?]
    Choose post meta to display [?]
    Advanced post meta [?]
    Post date format (*) [?]
    Use the 'Time Ago' mode [?]
  • Filtering Options 1

    PRO Edition FREE Edition
    Enable auto category filtering? [?]
    Enable auto category filtering on single posts/pages? [?]
    Enable auto author filtering? [?]
    Filter by post status [?]
    Include categories: [?]
    Exclusive filter [?]
    Exclude categories: [?]
    Use category title? [?]
  • Filtering Options 2

    PRO Edition FREE Edition
    Include posts/pages IDs [?]
    Include subpages? [?]
    Exclude posts/pages IDs [?]
    Filter posts by tags: [?]
    Filter posts by custom post type [?]
    Filter posts by custom field [?]
  • Layout Options

    PRO Edition FREE Edition
    Widget title header [?]
    Additional widget title header classes [?]
    Hide widget title [?]
    Post title above thumbnail? [?]
    Choose layout mode [?]
    Multiple columns options [?]
  • Code Generator

    PRO Edition FREE Edition
    Generated shortcode [?]
    Generated PHP code [?]

Screenshots

The complete list of all screenshots for the Special Recent Posts PRO Edition.

Changelog

Version 2.5.2

  • New Added new option that enables automatic post filtering by the current post/page author.
  • New Added new option that enables author thumbnails to be linked to the relative author archive.
  • New Added new options to select which post image index should be picked up within the post content when no featured image is available.
  • New Added even/odd css classes for alternate backgrounds.
  • New Added new option that enable widget links to open in a new window.
  • New Added new option that enable user to add a custom date prefix.
  • New Added new control on widget title link that fixes missing http prefix.
  • Fix Fixed issue that prevented a correct enumeration of skipped posts without images.
  • Fix Fixed wrong count of post items when in random mode.
  • Fix Fixed broken settings link in the plugin description.
  • Fix Fixed wrong div closure when in multi-column layout mode.
  • Fix Applied some small bug fixes.

Version 2.5.1

  • New Added new option to define the widget title HTML header.
  • New Added new option to define additional classes for the widget title.
  • Fix Removed the !important attribute from css-front.css.
  • Fix Fixed not valid XHTML tag.
  • Fix Fixed bug that prevented category title to be displayed on pages.
  • Fix Fixed bug that prevented tag
    to be displayed when filtered by the “allowed tags” option in shortcodes.

Version 2.5.0

  • New Added a new option for the auto filtering mode, to show posts of the same category in the single post page.
  • New Added al missing image attributes of width and height. This should solve some browser rendering problem.
  • Fix Removed the !important attribute from css-front.css.
  • Fix Fixed wrong image path in wp multi site.
  • Fix Fixed wrong words count when cutting strings.
  • Fix Fixed wrong category title when the auto category filter is on.

Version 2.4.9

  • Fix Fixed a bug that prevented thumbnails to be displayed on some Multi-Site enviroments.

Version 2.4.8

  • New Changed main class name from ‘SpecialRecentPosts’ to ‘SpecialRecentPostsPro’ to ensure compatibility with the FREE edition.
  • Fix Minor bugs fixed.

Version 2.4.7

  • New Added a new css class to the widget title to improve its customization.
  • New Better handling of stylesheets and scripts loading within the admin pages. This could solve many theme incompatibility issues.
  • Fix Crucial fixes in the jquery handling.
  • Fix Fixed bug that prevented visualization on static front pages.

Version 2.4.6

  • Fix Removed post title link on future and draft posts.
  • Fix Fixed wrong method call that leaded to some syntax error while activating the plugin.

Version 2.4.5

  • New Added support for NextGen Gallery. Now if you set a post featured image by using the NextGen panel, it will show up instead of the no-image placeholder.
  • New Main CSS now included via link in the header section. No more plain css text in the tag. CSS now must be edited opening css-front.css via a text editor.
  • Fix Fixed wrong link in plugin description.
  • Fix Fixed wrong title when using category title filtering.

Version 2.4.4

  • New Added option to sort posts in alphabetical order.
  • New Added option to filter posts that belong exclusively to both 2 or more categories.
  • Fix Fixed wrong position of widget title.
  • Fix Fixed wrong floating clearer. Using instead of tag.
  • Fix Fixed wrong avatar image dimensions.

Version 2.4.3

  • Fix Fixed Bug that prevented correct saving of international filenames with special characters.
  • Fix Fixed multi-column view mode.
  • Fix Fixed Bug that prevented correct saving of international filenames with special characters.

Version 2.4.2

  • Fix Fixed Bug that prevented correct visualization when using PHP external calls or Shortcodes.

Version 2.4.1

  • Fix Fixed Wrong Layout HTML.

Version 2.4

  • New Added a new option to automatically switch the recent posts list according to the current viewed category page. (Under Filtering Panel).
  • New All SRP warnings and notices have now been moved within the SRP Control Panel.
  • New Added a text string break for post titles.
  • New Added a new option to display author’s avatars as post thumbnails.
  • New Added a new date format option: ‘Time Ago’.
  • New Added new option: Visualization Filter. Now you can choose where the SRP widgets should appear. Available Options: Home Page, all Posts, All Pages, All Categories, All Archives, Everything.
  • Fix Fixed a bug that prevented correct thumbnails visualization on Chrome and Safari.
  • fix Fixes for Wordpress 3.3

Version 2.3

  • Fix Fixed issue that prevented special characters to display properly.

Version 2.2

  • New Minor bugs fixed.

Version 2.1

  • New Added WP multi-site support

Version 2.0

  • New Initial release

Contact & Support

SRP Help DeskFor general support questions or bug reports please refer to the official Help Desk system available at www.specialrecentposts.com/support/

SRP Online DocumentationVisit the online documentation at www.specialrecentposts.com/docs for getting a quick reference to the most common questions and installation issues.

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