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How to show recent post on sidebar as pic ?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by barlow21, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. barlow21

    barlow21 Junior Member

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    I want to appear my recent posts as thumbnail clickable linking to my post on my wordpress sidebar .Is there any plug in ?
     
  2. SahL

    SahL Elite Member

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    This Plugin might help:

    Code:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/yd-recent-posts-widget/
     
  3. KnowledgeFirst

    KnowledgeFirst Newbie

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    Hi barlow21,

    What you can do is go to your dashboard, select the post you want to add a thumbnail to and scroll down to featured image and click on set featured image.

    If you don't have featured image add this code to your functions.php (Back-up functions.php before you add the code):

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    add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );
    Then upload the thumbnail you want and set as featured image.

    Go to appearance then editor and open loop.php, copy paste the content in notepad++ and find this line:
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    <?php the_content( __( 'Continue reading <span>→</span>', 'twentyten' ) ); ?>
    Then put this code before the first one:
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    <?php the_post_thumbnail();?>
    then copy paste the whole thing back to loop.php.

    You can customize by changing the CSS.

    Hope this works for you,

    KnowledgeFirst
     
  4. barlow21

    barlow21 Junior Member

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    Does it display on homepage ?
    yd-recent-posts-widget/
    show only on my post but not my homepgae
     
  5. hostgrant

    hostgrant Newbie

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    This WordPress plugin installs a new sidebar widget that can display the latest posts with automatic thumbnail images. It also creates new PHP functions that can be included in any template to display a posts list with thumbnails and excerpts
     
  6. barlow21

    barlow21 Junior Member

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    I just want to show post thumbnail and Title only .Is it possible ?
    because that plug in is showing also some description in sidebar .