Recently Modified Articles
The Recently Modified Articles list that appears on the Homepage is designed to show which are the latest modified or created articles.
Seeing a list of Latest or Recent articles is often helpful to see what has changed, or what is new, since this may also be of interest to you, so having this list that shows the most recently changed or created articles is a convenient way to access them.
Recent articles will only be shown in this list if they are marked as "Published" and also only listed if the current user is allowed to view the article, based on User Groups settings they have been assigned match the Groups assigned to the article's category.
This list will automatically populate as articles are created and modified. The maximum number of articles appearing in this list is also controlled by Admin Settings, including an option to specify this list is not shown, if desired.