I have a page template that I am also using to display some posts. So - for example, a portfolio page, where I want to display the_content and then below that I would like to display some posts from a category.
No problems there. I can do that through a page template. Here's the part I can't work out:
I would like the person who creates the page to choose which category the posts come from. So. I was wandering - is there a way of setting up a custom field in a page (say "featured_category") and then use that custom field in the wp_query that displays the posts?
So something along the lines of
<?php $recent = new WP_Query("category_name=$key&showposts=3"); while($recent->have_posts()) : $recent->the_post();?>
But I'd need to pull the $key from the custom field of the page that is using the template.
Thanks for your time.