I want to add an image/thumbnail to the Wordpress recent posts widget.

This is the only related question that I've seen and it uses filters and seems to be a bit round-about. I don't want to install an entire plugin for this. What is the easiest way to just add the featured image above the recent posts?

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    I'm not sure what you're expecting to get answered here that is different than the linked duplicate question. The answers there are still relevant being answered just 3 months ago. You'll either need to get your hands dirty or find a plugin that does the dirty work for you.
    – Howdy_McGee
    Commented Nov 21, 2016 at 20:25
  • That question was specifically for using a filter. I'm wondering if there is a way to do this without a roundabout filter etc.
    – jonbon
    Commented Nov 21, 2016 at 20:33
  • Yes, without filter you can create your own widget, base on the informations of the other question.
    – Benoti
    Commented Nov 21, 2016 at 21:01


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