I do have this code that generates the recent post and the output is good.
<?php query_posts('showposts=5'); ?>
<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
- "><?php the_title(); ?>
<?php the_excerpt(__('(more…)')); ?>
Now my problem is that...
How to exclude the current/latest post from the list...
and is there a way just to limit the characters of the text rather than using excerpt? Thank you for the time in helping me.