Just over a month ago, Greg made a comment on the plugin page for the free WordPress plugin BNS Featured Category. He suggested adding a word limiting option on the excerpt and it has now been implemented. Thanks, again, for the idea!

Here is the recent changelog:

== Changelog ==

= 1.5 =
* added option to set the quantity of the first words of the post to display instead of the default excerpt.
* modified description to reflect new functionality
* slightly increased the size of option panel to better display controls

= 1.4 =
* added version control compared against $wp_version
* added horizontal rule to option panel for clarity