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[Solved] Is there a recent posts plugin?

edited January 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I have the recent activity plugin installed and working. It creates a list of recent activity in a side bar panel.
But, it doesn't include recent posts, so i was wondering if it was supposed to, or, if there is another plugin or workaround that can create a panel/pocket displaying recent posts in a panel on the side bar.

I've had a bit of a gander through the plugins, but i didn't find something matching that description

i found this, it should do the trick but being a total noob to css/html etc, can anyone tell me where to put this code? a plugin would be easier but i'll have a go at this.


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    edited January 2012

    Well i didn't find a recent posts plugin.

    But i have succeeded in having the recent posts on my joomla home page by way of an RSS feed.

    For the benfit of other noobs like myself, i will put a quick description about how i did it.

    **Via your joomla administrator/module manager; Install an RSS reader to your joomla administrator (search RSS reader in google - there's gotta be over 100 to choose from.) I used simple rss reader

    Then locate your vanilla forum rss feed. (You may have to be logged in as admin to do this, I don't know)
    It should be at
    eg mine is

    copy the URL from that page and paste it into the RSS module in the Joomla administrator/module manager/Module mod_jw_srfr

    choose the other settings and Publish the module


    I know this description is full of holes, but it would've saved me time if i found something like it a few days ago.

    my home page with the feeds is located at if you want to see an example, although, there's not a lot to feed into it at the moment.

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    edited January 2012

    **Via your joomla administrator/module manager; Install an RSS reader to your joomla administrator

    That should be administrator/extensions manager

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