I run 1 blog with Movable Type 3.2, another with word press 2.02 (the new version is great!).
I want to figure out which system (or another altogether) is best for this hack...
I must have a front page with 4 to 6 "windows" which present the "excerpt text" and title for the latest post in each of 4 to 6 categories.
This is verging into more advanced CMS territory. For example I could do this with Joomla... but so far Joomla has been very difficult to figure out in terms of controlling layout and page appearance.
I think I do know how this might work in Movable Type... I sort of understand their whole tag system.
Word Press is more mysterious to me. Does it seem possible to use word press to develop a web site that presents an excerpt from the most recent post in each of about 6 categories? Would this potentially all be done within a single "loop"? Would you set up six loops on one page?
If I'm completely off on the wrong track here, or if you think it's just a bad idea for an amatuer hacker to try to do this with Word Press, because of something in the way Word Press is structured, then I'd like to hear it.
Has anyone tried something like this?