I am working on a site that has 4 major (parent) categories and numerous sub (child) categories under those 4. In one of those parent categories, I need to display the top posts from just that category.
I realize I can exclude all of the other categories, but unfortunately, I cannot simply exclude a parent category - I would have to exclude all of the child categories one by one. For this site, new child categories are created fairy often, so this would not be a scalable solution.
Is there another solution, short of modifying the plugin's code directly (which I really do not want to do) and hoping a future update has this feature? And will a future update have a feature like this? If the plugin author is collecting votes, I certainly vote on this feature!