I don't know if this is possible, but I want to aggregate the blog titles into my footer. Meaning, in the footer.php I want to have something like the 5 latest titles showing.
From the reading I've done, this is outside the loop, meaning I'm not putting the code directly into the posts or pages section. Is there another way to have the footer gather this information without me having to use strictly php? I have very little php experience and don't even know where to begin writing code to make this happen. Besides, there are so many great plugins but I am not sure how to integrate them into the templates so that they actually work.
For instance, I'm trying to the plug-in called Aggregate and when I enter the code < --rss url="http://news.google.com/?output=rss"-- > (without spaces and including the !) into my footer.php file, I see nothing. Does anyone have any ideas for me? Thanks!