Changing the number of “recent posts”

By default, the TwentyTen theme shows the titles of the last 5 posts on the sidebar.

Recent Posts on the sidebar

This number is easy to change.  Here’s how to do it:

1. Log into WordPress using an administrator account.

2. Select “Widgets” on the appearance section of the sidebar.

Select Widgets from the Appearance section

3. Click on the arrow to the right of the “Recent Posts” widget.

Open the Recent Posts widget

4. Now change the number of posts to reflect how many you would like to appear on the sidebar.

Change the number of posts to display

5. Click on “Save”.

There are, of course, plug-ins that allow more flexibility than this simple widget.  I shall be looking into those another day.

About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a blogger from Germany. He has written code for WordPress themes since 2006 and been creating websites since 1994.
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