How to List Recent Posts From a Single Category

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Are you looking for a way to display the five most recent posts from a single category? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to list recent five posts from a single category in WordPress.

Be sure to change the category name CATNAME to the category you wish to display in the below snippet.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s index.php file:

<?php query_posts('category_name=CATNAME&showposts=5'); ?>
<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
        <li><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>
<?php endwhile; ?>

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 20 best WordPress church themes and how to set up author tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics.

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