I'm a bit of a beginner at this and could do with your combined genius.
I've been searching for a while trying to find a way to list the 6 most recent posts in the sidebar of my site purely with an image, and without the use of a widget. I still want the image to link to the post and I'm trying to add the image through a Custom Field as I want the image to be a specific crop rather than a full thumbnail, which I'm happy to do manually.
I've found a few bits of code but my coding isn't that strong yet and they either list a single post, don't link through to the post or have a lot of resizing code built in which after a lot of playing around I just can't seem to get working.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.