Yes, I know the difference between pages and categories; however, I am using a Sidebar Plug-in that only works for pages so I have to create "dummy" pages to show the categories and make use the sidebars.
After hours and hours of frustration I am <this> close to what I want. My only remaining issue is that it is showing the full post and not either the text before the <more> in the post, or the excerpt I created for the post.
I know that the custom template is using a "get" post part which is giving me all my formatting, which is great, but all coding I have read to show an excerpt instead of the full post doesn't work. All <more> tags work perfectly on regular pages and category "pages" so I think I just need to know how to replicate this on my custom templates.
Appreciate any help.