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Lex's Last Update Widget


Although blog posts can display the date on which they were created, it is sometimes useless to display this information. At least, this can be a way to make index pages lighter. In this case though, it can be useful to display the date of the last blog update on the index. It allows the visitor to see the last update time at a glance.

This plugins provides a widget to display the date of the last blog update.
The widget has 4 options:

  • The title of the widget.
  • The format of the date.
  • The watched elements: posts, pages, revisions or bookmarks (several ones can be selected at once).
  • The criteria for posts and pages (do we look at creation time or modification time?).


  • An overview of the widget.
  • The configuration of the widget in the administration panel.


  1. Unzip the plugin archive on your local disk
  2. Upload the lex-last-update-widget directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Add the widget in your sidebar using the ‘Appearance’ menu in the administration panel


I have just installed this plugin and bookmark modifications seem to be ignored. Why?

WordPress does not store creation and modification time for bookmarks. So, they can only be tracked once this plugin has been installed. Previous modifications in the bookmarks cannot be known and thus displayed by the widget.


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Contributors & Developers

“Lex's Last Update Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Ignore sticky posts when searching the most recent post.
Tested with a more recent version of WordPress that originally.


  • Last modifications were originally the creation of new posts.
  • It can now be the creation of a new post, page, revision or bookmark modification (creation, edition, deletion).
  • The widget options were updated in consequence.
  • Internationalization is on its way (French and English in a first time).


  • Initial version.