I'm ready to beat this plugin to death with my keyboard. It's listed as compatible with WordPress 2.7+ when...it isn't. The plugin itself will activate and display, but all configuration options are broken, rendering it useless. The error I receive when I attempt to access the "wp-admin/options-general.php?page=recent-posts.php" page it's trying to direct me to is "Cannot load recent-posts.php."
I've tried it on three separate installs so far with no luck. Is there a fix for this? Or an alternate plugin? I need to be able to display only one specific category in my sidebar. I'm willing to wade into template tags if absolutely necessary, but I haven't found any that seem promising.