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How to display last 3 posts (recent posts) in a static page?

I would like to implement something like "recent posts" in a static page: http://themes.codehunk.me/insignio/ (at the footer) How I would be able to do this without a widget?
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Code for Recent Posts Widget

I want to make changes to code of the Recent Posts widget – could anyone please tell me where that code is located? Thank you in advance!
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Display list of most used tags in the last 30 days

I am looking for a way to display the most used tags over the last 30 days. I am no coder, but I have come up with this mashup to display a list of the most used 28 tags (preference to fit my theme). ...
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Querying post from a multisite network

I am working on a multisite blog network where I have to display recent post on my home page, 10 post per page navigation. I did implement it using wpdb object with one complex sql statement. I got ...
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Modify recent post sidebar to show post thumbs with out plugins

Hi i'm using undersocres to create a theme. I need to add post thumbnails to the recent post widget, but I'm stuck. I try the code below, but I get a duplicated recent post widget, one without ...
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Display all comments or recent comments per user on author page

I have author pages for each author and I want to see all of their comments (or all of their recent comments) if I click on their nickname. How can I do this? I tried the beneath code, but that does ...
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How to target the default Recent Posts and Recent Comments widgets with pre_get_posts?

I added the following to my functions.php: add_action('pre_get_posts', 'keyl_get_emp_posts'); function keyl_get_emp_posts($query) { if ($query->is_main_query()) $query->set('...
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Empty excerpt using wp_get_recent_posts

I have this simple shortcode to display the last posts with it's title and except: add_shortcode('latest3', function(){ $recent_posts = wp_get_recent_posts( array( '...
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Add thumbnail to recent posts widget using filters

I want to add thumbnail to WordPress default recent posts widget, and I want to do it using any available filter. Is there any filter know to this subject/topic
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Show recent published posts

I want to list recent published posts of my wp blog and exclude certain posts of some categories. The following code works fine, 10 recent posts are listed and posts in the listed categories are ...
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How to hide a post from 'Recent Posts' widget?

I'm trying to hide a post from the 'Recent Posts' widget in the sidebar. I know I can do this with the 'Special Recent Posts' plugin, but that plugin really uses up a lot of resources. I've got the '...
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Display Custom Post Type in Recent Posts

I have the following problem: I have created a custom post type matratze and currently besides the custom posts no other posts exist. Hence, nothing is being displayed under the recent posts. The ...
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customizing recent posts

Im working on my first wordpress blog and trying to avoid plugins if at all possible for a lot of what doesn't really need to have a plugin. I am slightly familiar with php ( I don't understand it but ...
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If numberposts = -1 offset won't work

I have an issue with a shortcode I have built. The short code pulls the most recent posts based off of certain parameters. below are the parameters extract( shortcode_atts( array ( 'numberposts' ...
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Add inline HTML to posts published within last 24hrs

Basically I'm looking to add this line of code to posts published within the last 24hrs: <span class="new">New!</span> When the post is over 24hrs old, remove the inline HTML element. ...
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How to display recent posts added in several custom post types

So I have several custom post types on my site and would like to have a place on my home page that will show the most recent 6 posts from 3 different custom post types. I have looked at the setup on ...
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What's the difference between “get_posts” and “wp_get_recent_posts” when used with “setup_postdata”?

This might be a completely "I'm still new to WP" type question, but I ran into some interesting output when using get_posts() and wp_get_recent_posts() in a custom function I wrote with setup_postdata(...
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How can I show recent posts from same taxonomy as the post currently being viewed?

I'm wondering how I can show recent posts from the same taxonomy as the post that's currently being viewed (working with custom post types and custom taxonomies). If it was simply a category of a ...
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How to display recent / random posts by its category

trying to display random posts from each category that my custom post belongs to (it is related to 2 categories). I am trying to get post categories by id. I have tried to put category ID manually but ...
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How to exclude categories from recent posts, recent comments & category widgets?

I use the bellow function (thanks to @helgatheviking!) to exclude categories from the wordpress loop. It works very well - posts of selected categories are excluded from the loop on the main blog ...
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Grabbing specific content

Right now I'm doing this (pseudo code) posts = content_type("special_stuff"); $i = 0; $n = 5; $while(have_posts) { if($i == $n) { // print the content } ++$i; } This is what I'm ...
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Show one post per author and limit query to 8 posts

I want to show 8 recent products from multiple authors on the frontpage. Need to show 1 recent product per author. Currently i'm using basic wp query to show recent 8 products. $args = array ( '...
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How to get most recent commented post above new submitted post in Wordpress?

I have this function: $ids = $wpdb->get_col("SELECT DISTINCT comment_post_ID FROM $wpdb->comments ORDER BY comment_date DESC LIMIT 0 , 30"); foreach ($ids as $id) { $post = &get_post( $...
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Two posts are loaded instead of one?

I am trying to add a read posts function to my Wordpress website. To achieve this, I create a cookie on which I store all the IDs of read posts. Every time a post is loaded, the following function is ...
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Recent Posts widget without Title

I want to add "Recent Posts" widget in a sidebar without a title but every time I add it, it shows "Recent Posts" text as title. How do I have it without title? I don't want to use any plugin for this....
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Use wp_get_recent_posts with search term

I have a function that uses wp_get_recent_posts() I need to use this same function on my search page but am having problems adding the search parameter to the $args array. Does anyone know if this ...
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Create static front-page with 3-5 recent posts

I am struggling with front/landing page customization for my custom designed theme. I have designed custom theme and pretty much coded it using the Underscore boilerplate. As I understands, the ...
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Display most recent post on homepage?

Is there any plugin that allows me to customize my blog homepage to show only most recent post? Problem is that on my home page, it displays too much posts, my blog is here, http://www....
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the_excerpt not showing posts

I'm using the following code to show the single most recent post on my landing page: <?php if (have_posts()) : ?> <?php if (($wp_query->post_count) > 1) : ?> <?php while (...
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How to truncate titles in Recent Posts widget?

I read the thread here about this... http://wordpress.org/support/topic/truncate-titles-in-recent-posts-widget?replies=8 but the suggested solution didn't work, because I wasn't sure what to do with ...
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Customizing wordpress default widgets?

Is there anyway to customize the default WordPress widgets or do i need to create my own? For example, I want my recent post widgets to display date aswell. Thanks in advance! /Richard
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meta_query not working properly

I'm trying to run a query that only displays items that meet a condition in an Advanced Custom Fields select box, but I'm getting nothing. Here's my query. Any help would be appreciated: <?php $...
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Order posts by meta value and Date

I'm trying to sort posts based on one post meta value and date. I'm using this plugin ( https://github.com/JonMasterson/WordPress-Post-Like-System ) to add like system to my posts. The code that I'...
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Recent Posts slider, using WP_Query(), loads duplicate sliders

I have written a small piece of code for Wordpress that will show the most recent top 4 posts in a slider (the Filament Group Responsive Carousel). It works, displaying the posts and sliding them etc, ...
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recent posts for different categories

I'm developing a theme that will have two recent posts section on the home page- one section for recent portfolio updates and the other for recent blog posts. I'm struggling with implementing these ...
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Excluding a category from wp_query breaks recent post widget

Good Afternoon, In my theme I have two separate pages for blogs. The main blog page, "news.php", holds our standard news, thoughts, events type of posts. The second blog, "questions.php", holds ...
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Single-post preview repeats thumbnails in Jupiter Recent Posts widget

I'm using the Jupiter theme version 5.1.8 with WordPress version 4.6. When I preview a single post, the thumbnails displayed by the Jupiter theme's Recent Posts widget are all repeats of the current ...
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Display recent posts with thumbnail within Masonry

On a page-template, I need to display recent 10 posts. So I tried to use, wp_get_recent_posts, found here in the codex, which I think is an appropriate hook for the purpose.The rest of the code is ...
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How do I use wp_get_recent_posts?

I'm trying to display the title and excerpt of the most recent 8 posts on the sidebar. I'm getting a list where: All items link to the oldest post All titles are "id number of a post that should be ...
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WP_Query with offset and 'orderby' => 'rand', offset not working

I have the following situation: on my index.php I am showing the most recent 20 posts using WP_Query(). On the same page in another section I would like to display 3 more random posts from the archive ...
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Add Date to Recent Posts Widget?

I am having an impossible time finding the proper way to add a date below the recent posts widget links. If anybody has a code, I would greatly appreciate it!
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Proper way to display latest 5 posts grouped by post type?

i need to display the latest 5 posts of each post type, something like: Latest BMW Posts: Post title BMW 1 Post title BMW 2 Latest Audi Posts: Post title Audi 1 Post title Audi 2 And so on. It ...
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Reset Wordpress Post Query to default

i am in a situation, i am creating a custom wordpress theme but i am stuck over something. in my index/home page, firstly i am displaying 6 posts by category like below <?php $posts = get_posts('...
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Author list based on recently active

My list of authors is now based on post count and I would like it to be based on recently active user. My idea was trying changing the orderby to post_date but it has no effect. Any suggestions to how ...
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How to get excerpt of the recent posts

Right now, i am using code below to show title and its link of recent posts from my custom post category, but for one of my category i want to show excerpt, how can i achieve that. CODE i am using to ...
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List most recently added posts (with a twist)

At first I thought the task was trivial. I'd like to list the most recently added posts (say, 15 of them), but I am adding posts that are dated a few years back, yet I'd like them to show in the list,...
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How to get date of post when using wp_get_recent_posts()?

I get the latest posts this way: $args = array( 'numberposts' => '2' ); $recent_posts = wp_get_recent_posts( $args ); Then I loop through them and get information about the post this way: $...
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Recent posts on homepage

I have made a page where you people can find al the teasers (teaser made with the read more tag) from my posts.( By clicking one of them you "open" the whole article, including photo's, ... . This is ...
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link to single most recent post, regardless of category

I have a landing page that, among other things, features an excerpt from the most recent post with a "Continue Reading" link that should take the reader to the most recent post. In my search, I've ...
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Most recent post is missing from Author page

Here is the loop from my author.php page. It is showing recent posts, but not the MOST recent. Where is my mistake? <?php if (have_posts()): the_post(); ?> <h3> &...