This video tutorial explains how to manage Recent Items widget for Elementor & WP Bakery plugins Watch Video on Youtube

Demo page:

Recent items shortcode is used for Properties and for Blog Posts/Articles. Only some options apply for articles.

For properties, the shortcode allows you to list properties by Categories,  Type, City, Neighborhood and County/State taxonomies. For articles, it loads the posts from WordPress posts.

How to add the shortcode with Elementor Page Builder

Go to Page -> Add New -> Open the page with Elementor -> Add a section

Select a structure

Check on the widgets list for WpResidence Elementor Widgets

Select the WpPresidence Items list widget and drag and drop it to the page section.

Start filling in the information:

Add shortcode from the classic editor with WPBakery Page Builder

To use the shortcode go to Visual Composer and select the Recent items shortcode. You can also use it from the editor.

If wish to get below filter bar must type items  for the filter bar:

For Properties you can type Category, Action, Area, City or County/State ID  name in any combination you wish.

If you wish to show properties in horizontal mode


You can select if you wish to show just Featured Listings or all properties.

You select what number of properties to show in total and per row


You can select if you wish to show featured listings first. If you choose no, then properties will list by first publish date. If you choose yes, you will have featured properties first and by first publish date next.


You can choose if you wish to show your selection in random order (will load different properties on page refresh)


You can choose how many posts per row and in total.

You can choose if you wish random order or not.

You can choose if you wish to show articles horizontal or vertical.


Add shortcode block in Gutenberg editor

Wp Residence is WordPress 5.0 ready and fully Gutenberg Ready! Wp Residence 1.50.1 – Includes WpResidence Gutenberg Blocks for clients who wish to use Gutenberg (WordPress 5.0 Newest Editor) instead of classic editor with WPBakery Page Builder builder.

Help for theme update:

To add a new block, all you need to do is click the +Plus icon and select the type of content you want to add. Theme shortcodes are inside WpResidence Blocks category:

Select Recent  items  block and add:

-a title,

-select type (properties or articles),

-select List of terms for the filter bar

-select categories, action categories, cities, area, county/state

-number of Items,

-number of Items per row,

-choose if wish it to be displayed  vertical or horizontal,

-choose if wish to show Show Featured Listings Only,

-choose if wish listings to be displayed randomly,

-choose if wish to 

If yes featured properties will be displayed first, and the rest by ID(adding date).If no all will be order by ID(adding date)

Related Help

How to install the theme
How to import demo content
How to work with WpResidence Elementor Widgets plugin