PE Recent Posts has been updated with a new useful feature. Download version 1.1.7
Great news: PE Recent Posts can show now posts from many categories. You don't need to show all posts or choose only one category.
Now you have a multi-select area where you can pick categories to show posts from. Additionally, there are IDs displayed for each category.
You often asked us about excluding some categories - now the problem is gone because you can select categories that you want to display.