Recent changes is a special page that lists recent changes in reverse order, with creation date and time, change in the page size, user who created the page, and edit summary. It also provides links to patrol these new edits when that feature is enabled.
This special page can be transcluded, with the first unnamed parameter specifying how many entries should be displayed. However, doing so results in anyone visiting the page on which it is transcluded to be logged out. A solution is being researched, but has not yet been found. In the interim, using the rss feed is the suggested workaround.
Additional parameters may be used in a comma separated list such as:
|days||integer||Maximum number of days to display|
|limit||integer||Maximum number of entries to display|
|hideminor||Hide minor edits|
|minor||Show minor edits|
|hideliu||Hide logged in users (LIU)|
|hidepatrolled||Only show pages which have not been patrolled.|
|hideanons||Hide Anonymous users|
|hidemyself||Hide the logged in user's own changes|