I want to display the thumbnail & excerpt of a post on the sidebar. I am building a blog for a real estate company, they would like to have featured listings prominently displayed on the side bar and a permalink to the post containing more information. I could easily hard code this, however they will be doing all of the updating themselves, as a result it would be great if I could create a category called featured listings, and only allow one post at a time in that category. then somehow show the image and excerpt in the sidebar. That way all they would have to do is assign a post to the featured listings category when they want to change the display. if there is a plugin that will do this, that would be great also.