One plug-ins that you can use for this purpose is the “Special Recent Post” plug-ins. With this plug-in you can display a wide range of design and appearance of the more interesting recent post, especially because the view from the side bar that has been modified through the CSS script menu. Some of the recent choices that you can use are divided into two types; paid and free. To ensure the quality of plug-ins, you should try the free version first, so if you are interested you can try using the paid version.
This Plug-ins is compatible with WORDPRESS version 3.2.1, so if by chance your BLOG is still using the previous version of WORDPRESS, then you need to upgrade first. If you notice, the plug-in is still very simple, either in terms of look and features. You can make modifications in order to display plug-in is becoming more attractive. But to be able to do some editing, you must understand the use of CSS and script applications, where the programming language used mostly by WORDPRESS using CSS and XML script.