At first, the many options of Page List+ may be daunting, but if you go through the tabs left to right, it's fairly straightforward.
There are 5 tabs for the block:
Page types generally represent the type of content and attributes that exists on a page.
Page templates represent how your content is formatted, such as left or right navigation.
Page themes represent how your content looks, such as the default 'Elemental' theme or a different one you've selected for your site.
Choose where in your site you'd like the pages in the list to come from.
Sometimes you may want to show pages in the list even though the user does not actually have access to them.
Sometimes a page is actually a 'pointer' to another page on your site; this is an alias. You can choose to hide or show these 'pointers'.
Relate to Content from Area on Current Page
You can put a title above the list.
Number of Results
By default, all results are shown. Put a number in to limit the number of results shown. If the 'Show Pagination' is ticked, then the pagination will use this number of results for each 'page' of results.
No Results Text
Text that is shown during search if no results are found.
No Results on Page Load
Text that is shown if no results are found when the page loads.
For each result, if a thumbnail attribute is available, then show it. When this box is ticked, you'll see a text box where you can type in the attribute handles for file attributes, in the order you would like to search for this thumbnail.
Show Page Name
Show the name of the page in the results
Include Page Description
Show the description of the page in the results. It can be shorted (truncated) to a certain number of characters.
Show the date the page was first made available. Think of it as a 'page created' date.
Use Button for Link
Show a button below the result of each page. This is useful when creating 'callouts'. If this box is ticked, you'll see a text box where you can type in the text to show on the button, such as 'Find out more'.
Show 'See All' Link
When this box is ticked, you can specify a web address and text for the link so visitors can see the entire list of results.
Provide RSS Feed
When this box is ticked, a link to an RSS feed will be shown for your page list. You can change the title and description of the feed.
Show Debug Information
While you are creating a Page List+ block, sometimes it's helpful to see what's going on behind the scenes. If this box is ticked, you can change the setting to show in the console and/or on the page.