I am using a static front page for my blog to which I have added a widgetized sidebar area to hold an RSS feed widget. I want to show summaries of the latest two or three blog posts on the front page, but I am having problems with the RSS widget not updating.
For example, within the RSS widget set-up field, the RSS field is similar to "http://exampleblog.com/feed/". The RSS feed will publish on the first refresh after activating the widget, but will not publish with subsequent newer posts. It doesn't update with new posts.
One of the questions of this site attributed a similar problem to caching, and I am using WP Cache on the web server. De-activating WP Cache does not help.
I feel like I am missing some simple procedure, but find no mention in the Codex or this site.