In this tutorial you’ll learn how to set up the “Recent Posts” widget seen in the theme demo.
1). In your wp-admin, go to Plugins > Add New and search for, install, and activate the Content Views plugin.
2). In your wp-admin, go to the Content Views tab and click on Add New.
3). Type in a title of your choice and set the limit to “5.” Leave everything else as it is, and save your changes.
4). In the same window, click on the Display Settings tab and enter the settings below. Be sure to save your changes.
5). After you save your changes, you’ll be given a shortcode at the top of the page, copy the shortcode.
6). In your wp-admin, go to Appearance > Widgets and drag a blank text widget to the Full Width Below Header Widget. Paste your shortcode into the widget, and click save.