Create most recent posts dashboard widget

Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will create a new dashboard widget showing the five most recent posts.

 

 

function wps_recent_posts_dw() {
?>
<ol>
<?php
global $post;
$args = array( 'numberposts' => 5 );
$myposts = get_posts( $args );
foreach( $myposts as $post ) :  setup_postdata($post); ?>
<li> (<? the_date('Y / n / d'); ?>) <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>
<?php endforeach; ?>
</ol>
<?php
}
function add_wps_recent_posts_dw() {
wp_add_dashboard_widget( 'wps_recent_posts_dw', __( 'Recent Posts' ), 'wps_recent_posts_dw' );
}
add_action('wp_dashboard_setup', 'add_wps_recent_posts_dw' );

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