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Edit Recent Posts


A simple plugin to show the most-recently edited posts and pages under the Posts and Pages menus, as well as any custom post types you have set up. This lets you quickly jump to those pages to edit them, saving at least one click and some load time too.

WPML Compatibility

This plugin is not 100% compatible with WPML: if you edit a post in one language, your menus will change to show all the recent posts in that language. This may be okay for you, or it may not. Either way, full compatibility with WPML is something I definitely want to add for the next version.

If you don’t use WPML (or don’t know what it is), none of the above applies, don’t worry about it. 🙂

Thanks To…

Thanks to Hugh Lashbrooke for his excellent WP Plugin Template, and to my friends who tried early versions of this plugin and offered valuable feedback (especially Nico Martin and David Tolnem).


  • The main settings panel
  • The "Posts" admin menu, with the plugin activated - note the recently-edited posts at the bottom of the menu
  • The "Pages" admin menu, with the plugin activated - note the recently-edited pages at the bottom of the menu


Installing “Edit Recent Posts” can be done either by searching for “Edit Recent Posts” via the “Plugins > Add New” screen in your WordPress dashboard, or by using the following steps:

  1. Download the plugin via
  2. Upload the ZIP file through the ‘Plugins > Add New > Upload’ screen in your WordPress dashboard
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

After you activate the plugin, hover over the “Pages” menu in your admin and you’ll see what’s new.

You can adjust settings (under Settings > Edit Recent Posts) to change which post types are enabled, and how many recent items appear on the menu. It’s all very straightforward.


Ապրիլի 10, 2018
Very small but great plugin. In many cases, I want to edited one of the most recent posts or pages, so this plugin helps alot. Thank you!
Հունվարի 15, 2018
Works like a charm and saves so many useless clicks! Thank you.
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Contributors & Developers

“Edit Recent Posts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • 2016-12-23
  • Initial release