With the Category Visibility plugin the posts don't show on the frontpage, but also fail to show in the 'recent posts' (in the right column) which i'd like to show the titles of all recent posts, including those not promoted.
With the Ultimate Category Excluder plugin it seemed to mess up my categories in general. When I tried to view a category called 'books', all articles showed even those not in the category.
Also bothe plugins seem for wordpress 2.0 and 2.1. I'm running 2.2
With both these plugins the articles that show on the frontpage have to be in a category, which I called 'promoted'. I thought if I exclude all the other categories from the frontpage, then what I tick the promoted category for, will appear. The problem seems that if 'promoted' is an actual category, a user able to register and post (which is what I'd like people to do) will be able to tick the 'promoted' category themselves.
Anyhow, I'd like to be able to tick a box to 'promote' a post to the frontpage, so by default they're not. Also I'd like all (incl. non-promoted) posts to appear in the 'recent post' which I've got in my column.
Cheers for the last advice but has anyone got any other ideas?