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Split category posting to homepage?

  1. On my blog there is currently a header rotating around four featured posts then below just everything else in chronological order (yep thats sorta how a blog works!)

    BUT

    What I would like to achieve is to maybe split my page up into four sections. I categorise ALL my posts and wondered whether I could feature four smaller posts (of everything in chronological order) but say just under four desired categories.

    Hence I may post a load of posts under a certain category - the top of the blog may just feature all from this same category and others being lost way down the page - hence if I have a four way split regardless of what category has had a load of posts anyone visiting would still see a range of variety of posts from my four selected categories.

    IE is there any theme that allows you post the latest 4 or 5 posts from within a certain category and post them within the blog (possibily with the top one having a photo!) I dont ask for much!

    Ill try and mock up what Im trying to achieve later!

    Thanks for reading,

    Lee.

    The blog I need help with is djleekee.wordpress.com.

  2. Just been looking through the themes and noticed this one is quite close to what I want to achieve..

    http://magazinedemo.wordpress.com/

    Can this category featured post be achieved in ANY theme ?

    Lee.

  3. Hi Lee, glad you found a theme that's close to what you're looking for.

    Can this category featured post be achieved in ANY theme ?

    The closest thing I can think of would be using the display posts shortcode:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/display-posts-shortcode/

    With a shortcode, you could display up to a certain number of posts in a particular category. Using the shortcode might give you the flexibility you like to use any theme.

    For example, this shortcode would give you the most recent 5 posts in the "news" category:

    [display-posts category="news" posts_per_page="5"]

    Let me know how it goes!

  4. Thanks for replying - rather than upgrade my current blog I decided to launch another brand new blog instead so have been concentrating on that one instead!

    It's only taken me a few hours to set up, change and fill with a few posts and I think im rather proud of what Ive achieved in such a short space.

    its all about Graffiti in Cardiff (and beyond) available at http://diffgraff.wordpress.com

    im just reading up on the shortcode thing and see whether is what Im after.

    Thanks again.

    Lee.

  5. Ah that shortcode malarkey is Godsend! I cant believe Ive never come across it before!

    its opened up a brand new world of what we can do within WordPress!

    What a little known secret!

    Thanks again,

    Lee.

  6. What a great blog about street art! And so glad you like the display-posts shortcode. It's a powerful thing, hope you have fun with it. :-)

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