I've read most of the post in the forums regarding listing and order posts and nothing seems to be working. I'd like to build my site with a sidebar that lists only the posts from that specific category. Category 1, which loads from "index.php" and not a "category-xxx.php" template file works fine;
But when I try to build a category template page and change the query string to match that specific category, it won't work.
I'm using this; <?php query_posts('cat=1&showposts=18'); ?> in "sidebar.php" to list the posts.
Does anyone have an example "category-xxx.php" page that I can look at that does something similar?
A separate but possibly related issue is that, I've tried order my posts using "AStickyPostOrderER" "Category Posts Widget" as well as a few other plugins suggested in the forums. None seem to work, I've switched my themes back to classic and default to see if it that was the problem but I still wasn't able to change the order. Could this be a WP 2.6 issue? Has anyone else been able to use the plugins above with this latest version?
Thanks in advance.