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NS Recent Posts


Returns an array of the most recent posts. Simple and powerfull.


Function ns_recent_posts(10, 0, 200, false, ", ") returns an array of objects of recent posts.

Params for function:

  • $no_posts – number of posts to display. Default 10.
  • $first – Number of the first post. Used when is needed to display, for example, posts from 10 to 20, but not from the first post. Default 0.
  • $excerpt_len – Number of symbols in excerpt. Default 200.
  • $db_unicode – boolean value variable. Determines if your wordpress database is in unicode format (UTF-8). Default FALSE. FALSE – non-Unicode, uses standart string functions. TRUE – Unicode(UTF-8), uses mbstring functions.
  • $tags_divider – string value of categories list divider. Default “, “.

Use function ns_recent_posts() in a loop.

Objects returned by array has properties, that is used in construction: $object->property, where “$object” – your variable used in a loop, but “property” can be:

  • post_title – Title of a post
  • permalink – Link to post
  • bookmark – Title of a post of “title” attribute
  • day – day
  • month – month
  • year – year
  • post_content – post preview (excerpt)
  • post_tags – list of categories (tags)
  • comment_count – number of categories


foreach (ns_recent_posts(10, 0, 200, false, ", ")  as $re_post){
echo <<<HTML
<div class="recent-post">
      <h3><a href="{$re_post->permalink}" rel="bookmark" title="{$re_post->bookmark}>
      <span class="post-date">{$re_post->day}.{$re_post->month}.{$re_post->year}</span>
      <div class="entry">
            <span class="tags"><strong>Tags: </strong>{$re_post->post_tags}</span>
            <span class="read-comments">
                  <a href="{$re_post->permalink}#respond">Comments ({$re_post->comment_count}) &raquo;</a>


  • Place this code to any place in any file of your template.
  • To show value of property of object in “echo”, add braces in construction: {$object->property}
  • Plugin also erases all tags, and leaves simple text in excerpt.


Standard WordPress quick and easy installation.

  1. Download and unzip
  2. Upload to the plugins folder.
  3. Log in WordPress and activate the plugin.


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