This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Recent Posts FlexSlider


This slider uses the FlexSlider framework by WooThemes. Recent posts are displayed as a responsive slider. Posts can be selected by category or by post type if your theme uses custom post types.

The slider exists only as a widget, no settings page required. Visit Appearance > Widgets in your site dashboard, and place the Recent Posts Flexslider widget in your sidebar of choice.

Options that can be set:

  • Title
  • Category
  • Post Type
  • Image Size
  • Slide Pause
  • Slider Height
  • Slide Duration
  • Number of Slides
  • Slider Animation Style
  • Show or Hide Post Link
  • Show or Hide Post Title
  • Show or Hide Slide Controls
  • Show or Hide Navigation Arrows
  • Show or Hide Post Excerpt & Length
  • Only Show Posts With Featured Image

Tested on the most popular WordPress themes for compatibility, including:

  • Astra
  • Escapade
  • Genesis
  • Hestia
  • OceanWP
  • Primer
  • Total
  • Zerif
  • Twenty Ten
  • Twenty Eleven
  • Twenty Twelve
  • Twenty Thirteen
  • Twenty Fourteen
  • Twenty Fifteen
  • Twenty Sixteen
  • Twenty Seventeen
  • Twenty Nineteen
  • Twenty Twenty


  1. Upload the files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place Recent Post Flexslider onto a sidebar on the Appearance->Widgets page


Can I use both categories and post type to select posts?

No. If a custom post type is used, categories must be set to «All Categories».

Can I use custom taxonomies?

Currently the plugin allows the selection of a category of posts or a custom post type only.


9 de diciembre de 2018 1 reply
I thought I’d found the perfect slider for my site, then I scrolled down and found it had 3 rows of 4 vertical dots on the page! Hoping it can get sorted, don’t know if it’s because of my theme or something else.
3 de septiembre de 2016
Works as smooth as mentioned, Neat & clean interface, nice customisation. Highly recommended for bloggers. Good work developer.
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Contributors & Developers

“Recent Posts FlexSlider” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



2.4.1 – 11 July 2021

  • fixes widget setting styling for new widget block editor in WP v5.8.0

2.4.0 – 6 December 2020

  • Updates to Flexslider v2.7.2
  • Updates Flexslider default styling

2.3.0 – 16 August 2020

  • Adds option to specify post content, post excerpt, or none. Props @kaquna

2.2.0 – 25 January 2020

  • Adds only featured image selection, props @mociofiletto

2.1.3 – 19 January 2020

  • Updates compatibility to WordPress v5.3.2
  • Fixes image size selection issue, props @mociofiletto

2.1.2 – 21 February 2019

  • Updates compatibility to WordPress v5.1.0
  • Fixes stylesheet enqueue, props @butleraj

2.1.1 – 14 February 2019

  • Updates styles to remove unused code, style fixes after testing in multiple top download WordPress themes, and organizes+minifies styles
  • Adds version to stylesheet to fix cache issues
  • Updates POT translation file

2.1.0 – 26 January 2019

  • Tested up to WordPress v5.0.3
  • Updates layout of widget options
  • Displays post type label instead of name
  • Validates options on save and load
  • Adds option to show or hide slide navigation
  • Adds option to show or hide slide controls
  • Style fixes to slider

2.0.0 – 19 August 2018

  • Tested up to WordPress v4.9.8
  • Updates to Flexslider v2.7.1
  • Removes create_function for PHP v7.0+ compatibility
  • Updates layout of widget options
  • Style of slider is imporved for image positioning and caption heights
  • Updates translation file

1.6.3 – 10 March 2017

  • Tested up to WordPress v4.7.3
  • Fixed widget title to use widget_title filter

1.6.2 – 13 December 2016

  • Tested up to WordPress v4.7
  • Updated default animation time
  • Cleaned display of code

1.6.1 – 13 January 2015

  • Fixed bug on slide height when using fade animation

1.6 – 5 January 2015

  • Added ability to select image display size
  • Updated caption CSS

1.5 – 13 January 2014

  • Updated to Flexslider v2.2.2
  • Fixed image positioning
  • Added ability to toggle post links on/off
  • Added functionality to allow multiple sliders on one page
  • Changed from get_the_excerpt() to get_the_content and stripped tags to allow longer excerpt captions than set by theme

1.4 – 2 October 2013

  • Added Slider Animation Style
  • Updated dropdowns to select() function


  • Updated WP_Query
  • Sticky Posts now ignored in slider
  • Sizing bug for single slide fixed
  • Margin removed for single slide
  • Image vertically aligned in slide


  • Reupload of core files


  • CSS Optimization
  • Dynamically load scripts and stylesheet only on views that include widget
  • Load scripts in footer


  • First Version