Recent posts widget list your latest post and it helps you to keep reader longer in your site which reduces the bounce rate.
You can add it to anywhere within your site.
WordPress by default doesn’t show thumbnail in Recent posts Widget and if you want to add it you need to either modify the code or use Plugins.
With plugins, you can set your post featured image as the thumbnail or show any default image if there is no featured image and adjust its size.
In this article, I show you –
- How you can add Recent Post Widget in the sidebar of the WordPress
- And, add the thumbnail using Plugins.