I am a French writer looking for some help as to a personalized use of WP. I have some experience with CMS (Spip) and HTML but I am a bit lost. I know precisely what I would like to do and have seen it done on other WP-powered blogs but I do not know how they did it. I am not asking for a precise tutorial, but just the general direction in which to search!
I would like to set up a WP website for my information. At the heart of it would a blog, of course. But I would like a subset of entries to show in other pages - a selective blog roll if you wish and I don't know how to do it. Let me explain more precisely:
I would have three main blog categories, let's say
- Important news
- Short news
- And the rest (musings and such): miscellaneous
I would like a subset of these to appear in several places, say
- A blog page with the "important news" interspersed with the "misc"
- A small sidebar showing only the "short news" on each page (like in a widget)
- A welcome page showing only the "important news"
How can I make WP present a subset of entries for some selected areas? Is there a simple way to do that or do I need to code a specific template and widget so that it would select which posts to show depending on category or hidden fields?
I hope I was clear enough (sorry, English is not my main language!)
Thank you in advance for any pointers you may give me.