WordPress is the most popular content management systems (CMS) worldwide, a content management system which allows anyone to create a website without any prior programming knowledge. There are many other content management systems other than WordPress like Drupal and Joomla but WordPress is far more popular. Many organizations, institutes and companies rely on WordPress as a backbone for their websites.
Plugins are very helpful as they are used to enhance the functionality of a WordPress website without any programming skills, but they tend to increase the overhead on the server which affects the performance of the website. So it’s widely recommended to use a very limited number of plugins as possible.
This post will present a step by step guide on how to display recently updated posts without a plugin. Displaying recently updated posts would increase users’ engagement and would allow the webmaster to highlight updates to previous posts and would allow the webmaster to highlight updates to previous posts and thus keeping them updated and in the spotlight.
Step 1: Go to your website and log into your WordPress dashboard (www.example.com/wp-admin) and enter your credentials, then enter the dashboard.
Step 2: In your dashboard enter the Appearance menu.
Step 3: In the Appearance menu, go to the “Editor” tab.
Step 4: Open the function.php file at the right hand side of the screen and copy and paste the following code in it.
Congratulations, you will now successfully displayed recently updated posts without a plugin.