I'm really new to WordPress and I just downloaded the template that I want to use, but I'm having some issues. You can find my blog here: http://www.imwithcupcakeblog.com
1) I only want it to show my most recent posts (preferably 5 or 6) on the main page, instead of this More Articles section that only seems to display my 10th or so latest post.
2) I'd like to be able to not display individual categories on the main page if I don't want to but I can't seem to un-select categories so at least one is there at all times.
3) I want to be able to determine which posts appear in the slider, but I can't figure out how to do that.
I'm so new to this but I would really appreciate any help!