What is does
The Recent Posts widget displays a defined number of your recent News Posts on your sidebar. This is great for showing your visitors all of your recent news on every page.
There are only a few settings.
Title: Enter the title of your widget, for example, Recent News.
Number of Posts to Show: We suggest 5 or 6, but feel free to play around with this.
Display Post Date: If your information comes frequently, this is a great option to use, but if you update your site in bursts or infrequently, this is not always a good promotion of your site.