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Widgets » Display WordPress Posts

The Display WordPress Posts widget lets you display up to ten recent posts from another WordPress.com blog, or a self-hosted WordPress site with the Jetpack plugin enabled. The widget displays the title of each post, which links to the full post on the other WordPress site.

How to Add the Display WordPress Posts Widget

To add the widget to your site:

  1. In your dashboard, click on Appearance → Customize → Widgets.
  2. Choose the location where you’d like to place the widget on your site. Common options here include the Footer and Sidebar, but this may be different depending on your theme.
  3. Click either of the + block inserter buttons (see right) to see a list of all the available blocks and widgets.
  4. Scroll down to the Widgets section and click on the widget once to add it to your site.

For general information on working with widgets, see this guide.

The two + icon block inserter buttons are marked with arrows.
Block inserter buttons

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  • Title: Add some text that will appear before the site title, which will be displayed automatically.
  • Blog URL: Enter the blog address without http:// at the beginning. It will be stripped out if you include it.
  • Number of Posts to Display: Choose how many posts to display, up to ten.
  • Show Featured Image: Checking this box will display the featured image for any post that has one.
  • Show Excerpts: Check this box to display an excerpt for each post.
Display WordPress Post Settings

Here’s an example with post excerpts and featured images displayed:

Posts with featured images and excerpts

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