I use a free WordPress Theme called DefautMag, It has a front page with 3 columns, In the front page settings, I could choose any category to display in any of these columns, But I want to display recent posts in one of them. However, recent post is a widget and not a category. Is there any way that I can add recent posts to the categories so as to select it. A slight problem here is, I am not a php programmer and I don't want to break my site, just in case I have to edit the theme to replace one of the columns with recent posts. I have searched extensively for days now. Any help will be much appreciated.

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My initial thought would be to simply add a Category "Recent posts" or "Blog" or something similar and just put all of your posts in the category.

Can you please provide a link to the site in question if that's something you don't want to do?

  • sure www.iobservers.com Recent post shows up in the sidebar, but that's way down under the several categories
    – Imhotep
    Apr 7, 2020 at 0:28

I figured a way to solve this and I thought be might help someone someday, so here; I created a category called Recent Posts, and then I made it a parent category to all the major categories on the site. Then I selected it as a category to be placed in one of the sections. This pulled the most recent posts from the children categories and lined them up right under. Problem solved.

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