We’ve included a nice widget for you that displays the most recent posts with thumbnails. The thumbnails are automatically generated from the featured image you upload for the post(s). You can publish this in the left or right sidebars, or the bottom, or the footer.

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…in the Footer Area:

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Go to Appearance >> Widgets

Drag the Recent Posts with Thumbnails widget into the sidebar position you want to show it in, and then use the settings to title it and how many posts to show.

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This theme gives you the option to generate cropped thumbnails for this widget (and other parts of your website).

  1. Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Thumbnail Settings
  2. Click or slide the toggle next to the “Recent Post Thumbnails” setting
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  3. Click the “Publish” button.

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