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). However, if you don’t have one, a placeholder image takes the place of one.
Go to Appearance >> Widgets
Drag the Recent Posts 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. RP stands for “Rough Pixels”.
This theme gives you the option to generate cropped thumbnails for this widget (and other parts of your website).
- Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Options >> Thumbnail Settings
- Check the box next to the “Crop images for the recent posts thumbnails” setting
- Click “Save & Publish“
NOTE: If your post does not have a featured image, a placeholder thumbnail will take its place: