Okay, I got the plugin to pick up and read the "default.php" template file by putting a copy of default.php in my child theme (under a folder I created called "List Category Posts" Then I added the text: ' template="default" ' to my short code.
But I don't know enough PHP to get the word "Posted:" to be included in the "span" clause for the date (I want the styling for the word "Posted:" and the date itself to all be the same).
In my shortcode I get the date with these three things:
date=yes date_tag=span date_class=lcp_dateclass
In default.php I changed the line:
$lcp_display_output .= $this->get_date($single);
$lcp_display_output .= " Posted: " . $this->get_date($single,'span', 'lcp_dateclass');
My problem is that the word "Posted:" doesn't get included in the SPAN so the CSS doesn't get applied to it... it gets applied only to the date itself...
Any hints on how to make the SPAN include my text "Posted:" along with the date??????