I am new to WordPress and am trying to display my recent posts with title, date, featured image and excerpt on my homepage and was wondering what the best way to do this was. I am currently using the widgets on pages plugin to get a widget on my homepage content area atm. Should i:
A) Just edit the php files
B) use the recent posts widget and configure the php files a bit too
C) Use a plugin such as advanced recent posts widget plugin ( i want to avoid this as to minimise the use of plugins.
Any help would be greatly appreciated I have been stuck for ages.
Thanks very much