Displays your recent posts with auto-generated thumbnails and excerpts; also includes a featured post and popup box option.
Don't panic! OK, panic if you like, but this is probably a permissions problem. Make sure that directory is writable. If you have questions, please visit the plugin homepage or the plugin forums
Also, you should know that if you are using images in your posts that are hosted on another site this plugin won't be able to generate the thumbnail. So, you have to upload the images in wordpress when you're editing the post in order for things to go smoothly.
Yes and no. I know enough to break things. But I'm really good at copy/paste :) If your css popups aren't showing, it's probably because you're using IE6...? The code I copy and pasted for this was supposed to work in IE6, but my experience has shown that it doesn't work. If you like you can write Bill Gates about it.