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Extended Widget Recent Posts

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This extended widget recent post widget replace the default widget recent posts with more visual options and easy to customize.

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Key Features & Widget options
Style changer. Post content option, summary or fulltext. Number of post to show. Show in homepage or single page option.

Post preview with prettyPhoto

Installing Plugin
From the Administration Panels, click on the Plugintab. Once you have uploaded the plugin to your WordPress plugin directory, activate it from the Plugins Management page.
Using Plugin
Goto the Widget tab of the Appearance section, drag the widget to your available widget area and configure the widget.

Here is the widget options you can customize
TitleGive a short title for your extended recent post widget title.
Post ContentShow fulltext content or summary.
Number of posts to showThe default number of post to show is 5. You can adjust it as much you want.
Preview StylePost preview style.
Show on homepage?This option is a check box. Check it if you want this widget show on home page. The default value is true or checked.
Show on single page?This option is a check box. Check it if you want this widget show on singular page. The default value is true or checked.

Uninstalling Plugins
To remove this plugin, make sure the plugin is deactivated from the Plugins panel. Go to your website’s wp-content/plugins folder (usually with an FTP program) and look for the file name extended-widget-recent-post. Select the file name and delete it.

If your WordPress installation is on your hard drive, open the wp-content/plugins folder and find this plugin file name, select it and delete it.

Sources and Credits
prettyPhotojQuery lightbox
Change Log
27 May 11 2.0. Adding style option and post preview using prettyPhoto.

26 April 11 1.0. Launch

Support and Features Request
This plugin does not match to your site style? Is this script not quite working as it should? Having trouble installing? Or need some custom modifications that aren’t already included? Or you want more features on next release? Feel free to get in touch about any of your queries via profile page.

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26 April 11

Last Update:
28 May 11

Compatible Browsers:
IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, Firefox, Safari, Opera

Software Version:
WordPress 3.5, WordPress 3.4, WordPress 3.3, WordPress 3.2, WordPress 3.1, WordPress 3.0, jQuery

High Resolution:

Files Included:
JavaScript JS, HTML, CSS, PHP


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