I'm not a code person, so I may have donet this the hard way, or the stupid way... Help. I have appearantly done something right and something wrong. I wanted to be able to have a somewhat static homepage, and still blog to a page for my family, and a seperate general blogging page. So I copied the code from the index.php template and created two new templates called family and blog. I added this line of code into the loop to call one specific category for that template. Replacing "special_category" with the category name I wanted to call.
<?php query_posts('category_name=special_category&showposts=10'); ?>
I then created one blank page using each template. I created three categories one for the homepage, one for the family page, and one for the blog page. I could then create posts using whatever category I wanted and the post would appear on only that page.
Pretty neat, and it seemed to work perfectly, until I realized I could no longer do comments, or search. What happened? Can anyone help me with the info I provided. If you need more info please ask for it. Thanks.