This great plugin is likely to become a staple of your site if you install it. It creates an easy way to make your site become more--a commerce site, CMS, or whatever you dream up.
There are plenty of ways to adjust it out of the box--you can use siimple lists, add excerpts, and thumbnails. If you have a bit of CSS talent, you can customize the output even more.
It is also supported by a responsive author. I had a great experience working through a bug associated with a new version of wordpress.
The only issue you may come across is easily surmountable. If you have a mixture of long, HTML-rich manual excerpts and automatic excerpts in the same list, you'll have to choose between longer excerpts or stripping out the coding in the manual excerpts. (By the way, this functionality was the fix mentioned in the previous paragraph.)
Many thanks to the author.