Apparently you haven’t written anything interesting last year?But to be honest, even if you are less technical, you can create a nice PHP snippet using the examples Word Press gives for the function.If you prefer shortcodes, I recommend Bill Ericksons’ Display Posts Shortcode plugin.When I was writing the chapter about internal links for our ebook, I also mentioned Recent Posts and Recent Comments.But these subjects were mentioned only very briefly.Just recently, I also started playing with this very customizable plugin called Recent Posts Widget Extended.
In this post I will discuss a number of common internal links that can easily be added via Word Press itself. For any website with a blog, adding recent posts or a section with a selection of links to posts (examples listed below) can be a valuable asset. It’s an easy way of telling your visitor: This section usually consists of a simple list of links.
Word Press offers this functionality by default like shown in the image on the right (this is actually in our Versatile Theme).
If you don’t want to use shortcodes in widgets and prefer a customizable recent posts widget, you should really try this plugin.
There are many variations to the recent posts links: Besides that, in the previous examples you can of course replace ‘post’ with ‘products’, and all will make sense as well. If you add a recent comments section and your last comment is dated 2013, that will immediately add an expire date to your website as well.
My post about Common sense for your website taught me it isn’t.And if it is for you, it won’t hurt to emphasize that common sense.