There are many recent posts widgets available for WordPress, but what if you happen to want to exclude a few categories from the recent posts list? You’ll need a more specialized widget for that. Categories Recent Post is a plugin that was created for this purpose. It gives you the ability to check the categories from which you want to display posts, as seen below:
Categories Recent Post Features:
Enable or disable excerpt, set exerpt length
Option to change ordering of posts
Support for displaying thumbnail images using the post thumbnail
Set how many posts to show
Ability to check categories that posts come from
If you need a widget that offers you more control when displaying recent posts, grab the Categories Recent Post plugin from the WordPress plugin depository.
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