Displays your recent posts with auto-generated thumbnails and excerpts; also includes a featured post and popup box option.
v1.0 - changed thumbnail cache directory to be
wp-content/thumb-cache/. Users of the WP super cache plugin might have noticed that deleting their cache also deleted all the thumbnails :)
v1.1 - The plugin was conflicting with other plugins about some session_start() garbage which I really don't understand, but after a wild copy/paste job it appears things are better now.
v1.1.1 - OK, for future reference, please use
<?php not just
<? ... OK! Seriously.... Anyway, if you were getting a function not found or something like that, hopefully it's fixed.
v1.1.2 - No you can specify a category or multiple categories to display. And! if you don't want to display posts without images, now you can--just change your setting on the VRP options page.
v1.1.3 - Added parameter to insertVisualRecentPosts() function. You can now pass $number_of_posts to specify how many posts to display for that VRP box. Helpful if you're displaying a small number of posts on the front page but want to display more posts on your category archive pages.
v1.1.4 - Added more style options, like changing font sizes and background colors; also, I removed some hard-coded styles so that you may set them yourself in the css file. Hope that doesn't break things....
v1.2 - Added CSS popup boxes; fixed number of posts with images issue thingy; took out hard coded margins, padding, colors, etc., so that you can make your own changes, although this makes things look ugly initially; upped the thumbnail image quality to 85%
v1.2.1 - Yes, another release... Fixed a bug that I created in the last release. When you specify a number of posts and say images only, it should give you that many posts with images, assuming you have that many. If you don't have that many, it will return what it can find.
v1.2.2 - Afraid of CSS? This version adds padding options for image box, title, and excerpt. It also fixes the problem where each CSS popup excerpt is the same.
v1.2.3 - Fixed bug where images were not displaying in Opera browser. Also removed some ugly and unnecessary styles in the css, which probably messed things up for you and I'm sorry. It was for the greater good. Also added option to put title after the image.