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Simple WordPress plugin: recent posts with custom excerpts from chosen category in a widget.

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This is a super simple WordPress plugin. It generates a widget that displays posts as title – excerpt – read more link from chosen category. You can control from what category and how many posts to show. I wrote this plugin because existent plugins either generate excerpts for posts automatically, and you can not control what’s displayed. Or they are too complex and have some weird formatting:).

To install & set up:

  1. Download zipped plugin.
  2. Go to admin -> Plugins -> Add new.
  3. Upload zip to your site.
  4. Activate.
  5. Go to Appearance ->Widgets section.
  6. Drag Featured Posts with Custom Excerpt widget to the sidebar.
  7. Input category ID and number of posts to diplay.

If you have any questions, leave a comment.