I'm working on customizing "Connections" theme. I want to show some info in the sidebar that would be nice as categories (Coming Events -- the "description" would show up in the hover, and could include date and time, and the "category" link would take interested parties to posts on the event, containing background, etc.); but I'd like OTHER info (real categories) to show up elsewhere in the sidebar (like, under "Categories").
Since the presentation/widgets/ page lets me create more than one categories widget, it seems I ought to be able to exclude some categories from one of those widgets, as I can with the different links widgets. But HOW? Then again, maybe it is really impossible and I will have to find another solution. Either way, I'd like to hear from someone.
[PS, I have purchased the custom CSS option, so if this is something I could handle in customization, that would be nice to know. But I don't have the skill to go modifying templates, changing php files, etc.] I will be grateful for any help! Thanks!!