I'm trying to figure out how to make my homepage work the way I want, but PHP is a whole new game for me.
At this point in time I have a static homepage. What I would like to do is have the latest post from a specific category (say Cat 5) to be above the static content on the page. Then below the static content, I want an excerpt from the latest post from any category except the previous one (Cat 5).
I have no idea how to go about writing the loop for this. I have searched the docs and other sources, but I'm probably more confused now than I was when I started researching this. Thank you to anyone that is able to help.