This plugin gives you the recent articles and opens up to style it a little bit more than the orginal. (After I had finished this plugin I found Drews recent articles plugin But i decided to post mine as well)
All attributes are optional
Number of items to display.
What to sort after. Default: Posted
Sortdirection: asc or desc. Default: desc
This one will put a class to the wrapping
Specifies a class for every odd
<li> example zebra="odd" will give us <li class="odd">.
List only from this category.
List only from this section.
<txp:glx_recent_articles limit="5" sortby="Posted" sortdir="desc" class="recent" zebra="odd" category="mycategory" section="mysection" />
Download link is for RC3 or later. For use with older releases of TextPattern, download version 0.2