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=== Plugin Name === Contributors: James Lao Donate link: http://jameslao.com/ Tags: category, posts, widget Requires at least: 2.8 Tested up to: 3.1 Stable tag: 3.3 Adds a widget that shows the most recent posts in a single category. == Description == Category Posts Widget is a light widget designed to do one thing and do it well: display the most recent posts from a certain category. Features: * [NEW] Option to change ordering of posts. * Support for displaying thumbnail images via WP 2.9's new post thumbnail feature. * Set how many posts to show. * Set which category the posts should come form. * Option to show the post excerpt and how long the excerpt should be. * Option to show the post date. * Option to show the comment count. * Option to make the widget title link to the category page. * Multiple widgets. == Installation == 1. Download the plugin. 2. Upload it to the plugins folder of your blog. 3. Goto the Plugins section of the WordPress admin and activate the plugin. 4. Goto the Widget tab of the Presentation section and configure the widget. == Upgrade Notice == Note that version 3.0 drops support for [Simple Post Thumbnails plugin](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-post-thumbnails/) in favor of WP 2.9's built in post thumbnail functionality. == Screenshots == 1. The widget configuration dialog. == Changelog == 3.3 * Fixed random sort bug. 3.2 * Added option to change ordering of posts. Defaults to showing newest posts first. 3.1 * Fixed a bug in the thumbnail size registration routine. 3.0 * Added support for WP 2.9's post thumbnail feature. * Removed support for Simple Post Thumbnails plugin. * Added option to show the post date. * Added option to set the excerpt length. * Added option to show the number of comments. 2.3 * Really tried to fix bug where wp_query global was getting over written by manually instantiating a WP_Query object 2.1 * Fixed bug where wp_query global was getting over written. 2.0 * Updated to use the WP 2.8 widget API. * Added support for [Simple Post Thumbnails plugin](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-post-thumbnails/).