Smart Recent Post plugin contains a widget for showing off the recent posts from your wordpress blog.
With this plugin you can choose number of posts to display, display featured image, dimensions of featured image, posts order, select the categories also. We are working on the advanced feature in this widget and will adding more options in the next version.
How to Install
– Upload smart-recent-post to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
– Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
– Head over the the widgets settings page and enable Smart Recent Post
You can download this plugin from wordpress repository. Download