wordpress: change sidebar format


  • Truncate the Recent Post's Length
  • Add the post id (may be unsafe), ideally I would like to add another sequence (separate from the post id), but for now I'll just add the post id (no time for the former) because I want to have a numeric reference for each published post
  • Add a Hyphen for formatting purposes
  • Add [...] at the end for formatting purposes



  • Go to:
    • /wp-includes/widgets/class-wp-widget-recent-posts.php
    • On line 98 change:

$post_title = get_the_title( $recent_post->ID );


$post_title = $recent_post->ID." - ".substr(get_the_title( $recent_post->ID ), 0, 20)." [...]";


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