Category Posts Widget

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Category Posts Widget is a light widget designed to do one thing and do it well: display the most recent posts from a certain category.

Term and Category based Posts Widget

A premium version of that free widget available at created for big WordPress sites.

Premium features

  • Auto-sizing Grid layout
  • Custom field support in the Template
  • Shortcode support in the Template
  • Image-Slider (or News-Ticker)
  • Asymmetrical layouts (Post list alteration)
  • Full background images
  • Masonry responsive grid layout
  • More complex filter (ANY, NOT, AND, …)
  • Custom Post Types, Events, Products support
  • All free features
  • E-Mail support
  • More examples on the demo pages


  • Template to arrange the post details.
  • The Template text can be a post details placeholder, plain text, HTML or a font-icons.
  • Font-icon support.
  • ‘Load more’ button / Ajax API
  • Shortcode (Easily change all Shortcode options in the customizer).
  • Date range filter
  • New date format: Time since plublished
  • Filter by post status: Published, scheduled, private.
  • Multiple shortcodes at the same site or post.
  • Add option for post offset (use two or more widgets after another).
  • Admin UI: Buttons in the editor toolbar to insert shortcode.
  • Excerpt length in lines (line-clamp)
  • Option to touch device friendly “everything is a link”.
  • For editing shortcode adds a Customizer link to the admin-bar (“With one click to the Customizer”).
  • Set thumbnail width & height / image crop with CSS (object-fit).
  • Fluid images (max-width in %).
  • One thumb dimension can be left empty.
  • Option to set mouse hover effects for post thumbnail.
  • Set a default thumbnail.
  • Hide widget text or text, if there is no post.
  • Option to hide posts which have no thumbnail.
  • Option exclude current post.
  • Option show post author, comment’s count, post date.
  • Admin UI: Set / find thumbnail size buttons: +, ¼, ½, 2x, -, ratio and Media sizes
  • Admin UI: Buttons to easy add post details placeholder.
  • Multi sites support.



While using this plugin if you find any bug or any conflict, please submit an issue at
Github (If possible with a pull request).


Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of Category Posts Widget,

  1. log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.
  2. In the search field type “Category Posts Widget” and click Search Plugins.
  3. Once you’ve found plugin, you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.
  4. Then, go to plugins page of WordPress admin activate the plugin.
  5. Now, goto the Widgets page of the Appearance section and configure the Category Posts widget.

Manual installation

  1. Download the plugin.
  2. Upload it to the plugins folder of your blog.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Now, goto the Widgets page of the Appearance section and configure the Category Posts widget.

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