Posts Viewed Recently

Posts Viewed Recently plugin shows posts or pages viewed by a visitor as a responsive sidebar widget or on a page/post using shortcode

Download plugin: Posts Viewed Recently (Version 1.2)


This plugin contains a responsive widget for showing off posts or pages recently visited by a visitor. This plugin is capable to show custom post types and you can also show this widget on your page/post using shortcode provided in widget options.

To show this widget in any post/page, copy and paste shortcode generated by widget to that post or page.

This plugin uses cookie and if cookies are not accepted or any two single posts (of selected post types) haven’t been clicked yet, no output will be displayed. This plugin may not work well with localhost.


  • Download Posts Viewed Recently Plugin and upload the posts_viewed_recently folder to /wp-content/plugins/ directory at your server
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  • Drag Posts Viewed Recently Widget from list of your Available Widget to the sidebar where you want to place the widget
  • Customize the setting as per your requirement and you’re ready

Widget Options

  1. Select types: Choose post types to display in widget
  2. Number of posts to show: The number of posts to show in widget. Default is 5.
  3. Show thumbnail: Show or hide featured image in post. Default is false.
  4. Width: Width of featured image if ‘Show thumbnail’ is selected. Default is 50px.
  5. Height: Height of featured image if ‘Show thumbnail‘ is selected. Default is 50px.
  6. Alternate image url: Url of image to show if featured image is not attached with post/page.
  7. Display post date: Show or hide post published date. Default is false.


Widget options
Widget options
Viewing the Widget with thumbnail
Viewing the Widget with thumbnail

Download plugin: Posts Viewed Recently (Version 1.2)



* plugin updated to show post date in format as set in WordPress setting


* Bugfix: Posts Viewed Recently in sidebar and current post were displaying same publish date. Issue fixed


* Let you specify a title, post types to select, set number of posts, enable/disable featured image, it’s size and alternative image url, display or not post date.


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