I have wordpress installed to handle the 'news and updates' and 'community events' portion of a website. the remainder of the site uses regular ole' .php flat files that we made. What we would like is to have the ability to have one wordpress install handle 3 different categories, in 2 different parts of the site.
My first guess was to try to use category templates with different sidebars (so as to not render the category archives of the other categories), but when I searched around on here and tried a few things I ended up making a page template.
How can we make, in effect, two different index pages that each output unique category(s) with unique sidebar(s) ?