WordPress plugin tutorial, How to use Smart Posts Widget wordpress plugin. Complete installation guide and using with page builder plugin. Explored features of smart posts Widget. Smart widget has Unlimited features and options for showing posts or pages. It is fully compatible with responsive wordpress websites. We tested this plugin with responsive page designs and page builder.

If you are building corporate website than smart post widget is very helpful to you. Without coding knowledge you can show posts by category and tags. You can select custom post type for showing. You can choose post order as per your need.

How to install Smart Posts Widget?

Follow the usual routine;

  1. Open WP admin – Plugins – Add New
  2. Enter “Smart Posts Widget” under search and hit Enter
  3. Plugin will show up as the first on the list, click “Install Now”

Or if needed, upload manually. Follow the steps below to install the plugin.

  1. Upload the smart-posts directory to the /wp-content/plugins/directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in wordpress
  3. Go to “Smart Posts Widget” option to configure the button

How to use Smart Posts Widget wordpress plugin

After smart posts widget installation go to Appearance->Widgets section, You can see the Smart Posts widget. Drag and drop to sidebar or any place, where you want to show wordpress posts.

You will be able to see following options in widget.

How to use Smart Posts Widget wordpress plugin

How to use Smart Posts Widget wordpress plugin

This widget has following Features:


  • Compatible with Page Builder
  • Filter by tags
  • Filter by categories
  • Custom Post type support
  • Set how many posts to show.
  • Filter by sticky posts
  • Option to change ordering of posts.
  • Select number of posts to display
  • Option to show post thumbnail & set dimension by width and height.
  • Display title
  • Option to show created post date.
  • Option to show updated post date.
  • Set which category posts
  • Display post author and link
  • Change excerpt length (in words)
  • Display post comment count
  • Display excerpt or full content
  • Option to make the widget title link to category or tag page.
  • Add text or HTML before and after posts list
  • Multiple widgets
  • Add custom CSS to widget
  • Order by post comments
  • Order by random posts
  • Order by created date
  • Order by post title

How to use Smart Posts Widget with Page Builder?

First install Page builder to your wordpress website. If you are already using page builder than go to create or edit pages. Click on page builder tab and add widget. You can see smart posts widget as shown.

smart post widget selection with page builder

smart post widget selection with page builder

You can Choose filters and post type as per your requirement. You can show all type of posts with order and filter. You can design your page as per your choice.

smart posts widget with page builder

smart posts widget with page builder


Result will be as follows:

smart post widget result

smart post widget result


If you want to see above page in action than visit Demo link.

Test Smart Posts Widget Page


Written by Purab Kharat

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