Flexible Posts Widget extends the default widget with many per-instance options.
Features & options:
Customizable widget title
Get posts using either a selectable taxonomy & term OR by selecting any available post type.
Control the number of posts displayed.
Option to display the post thumbnail (feature image).
Select the post thumbnail size to display from available image sizes.
Select the sort orderby: Date, ID, Title, Menu Order, Random and sort order: ascending or descending.
The widget’s HTML output can be customized by user-defined templates located in the current theme folder.
Currently, no additional styles or scripts added to the theme. Style the widget output how ever you’d like!