In this post, I have made a list of some of the best WordPress plugins for adding recent posts, popular posts, related posts, random posts, recent comments, post lists, and widget bundles in a WordPress blog. If you want to add an advanced related posts and recent posts widget in your blog with many options, then you can use these plugins. Also, you can add custom thumbnail images in your recent posts and related posts widgets.
Here is a list of some of the best recent posts, related posts, recent comments, post lists, and widget bundle WordPress plugins:
1) Better Recent Posts: This recent post is highly customizable and recent posts can be filtered as per your needs. Along with recent posts it displays more info like date, time, author, etc.
2) Better Related posts: By this plugin you can add related posts automatically in your blog posts. Related posts are picked automatically by using posts, keywords, title and tags. This recent post is highly customizable and recent posts can be filtered as per your needs. Along with recent posts it displays more info like date, time, author, etc.
3) Post List: You can crate a post list by this plugin. These list can be put in footer or sidebars. You can also add images to the lists. List can be added to any theme. There are many pre defined lists which will suit almost all the themes.
4) Post Widget: You can add the posts in the widget by sorting them in any fashion say recent, popular, random, tags based and category based.
5) Widget pack: By this plugin you can create great latest posts, popular posts, random posts, contact info, Feedburner, Flickr, Google Maps, video, Twitter, tabs, archives, categories, pages, authors, advertisements based widgets in your blog. By this plugin you can display related posts from categories, taxonomies and tags. You can also display the related posts in a carousel which is fully responsive.
6) Recent comments: You can add recent comments with images by the help of this plugin. Along with images you can also add excerpts of comments. This is an advanced comment plugin which can be used to add a recent comment section in the widgets area. You can include avatars, excerpts etc. in your comments section.
7) Super related posts: By this plugin you can display recent posts, popular posts, random posts, posts from a category, and posts from a particular or a group of tags.
8) Activity widget: By this plugin you can add a tabbed activity widget in your blog’s sidebar. You can include popular, latest, posts and comments, tags, post thumbnails, post views and dates, etc.
9) Plugins bundle: By this plugin bundle you can add twitter widget, RSS widget, recent posts, recent comments, quotes, popular posts, popular comments, popular authors, Flickr widget on your blog. Also, by using this widget bundle you can add social networking widgets, recent posts and comments widgets, quotes, Flickr, and popular posts widgets.