Best Answer Rob , 04 January 2013 - 11:45 PM
You may use a plugin like Special Recent Posts, configured with or without thumbnails, excerpts, dates. etc. I use this combined with WP Boxer plugin to create a single post (I use the title, excerpt, date and thumb). I have also used RSS Feed Readers to pull lists too.
In all cases, I use the WP-Boxer plugin in place of Boxes because you can easily create customized, uniquely styled boxes (content blocks) within the same page. Something you cannot do with boxes.Go to the full post