The prior version allowed me to use the shortcode and display recent posts with thumbnails and custom excerpts. (See http://masterful-marketing.com/ home page bottom).
When I upgraded, no matter what I tried, it didn't pull the excerpt. When I use it as a widget, not as big a deal because I normally don't use excerpts but on the pages using the shortcode, I want to use the excerpt I write so it makes sense.
in the shortcode (along with other options which worked like thumbnail height and width and date).
Did I miss something?