It's a long time coming, but I finally got around to updating this plugin for a modern WordPress! It now utilizes the widget architecture so you can have multiple instances running. Actually, it's a complete re-write of the plugin.
Eliminated the "hard truncate" option, because it didn't really matter
Updated the truncate algorithm slightly, so it will remove punctuation at the end of the truncate view
Cleaned up (er-rewrote) the widget options so play nicer with others.
This version doesn't use the options table to store options (the plugin architecture takes care of that for us), so unfortunately upgrading will cause any previous options to disappear. I clean up (delete) any existing options in the table.
Added a "truncate excerpts" option allows you to shorten the content that is hand-written in the excerpt field of a new post.
Added a "hard truncate" option which will shorten the preview content to exactly the number of characters you specify.
Fixed xhtml validation errors that this plugin was causing.
Requires: 3.2 or higher Compatible up to: 3.2.1 Last Updated: 2009-2-7 Downloads: 7,038