get_posts() is an extremely handy function, but the 'category' argument hasn't been implemented yet, which does tend to limit some if its usefulness.
I'm implementing a linklog for my website, with entries that are really full blog posts (syndicated, comments, archived, etc - similar to the setup on photomatt.net). However, I want my links, while remaining part of my blog, to be displayed separately from the rest of my blog entries. They're all posted under a "linklog" category, so displaying only the linklog entries would be trivial were the 'category' attribute to get_posts() implemented.
The next problem is displaying my "recent posts" list and main blog sans linklog entries. Probably the easiest way to do this would be to tell get_posts() to pull data from all categories except the linklog category. Unfortunately, get_posts() doesn't have this functionality.
So, should WP be able to do this? I think so, and I've hacked up a modified version of get_posts() that has these two features. I'm still new to PHP, so please, easy with the flames about how nasty the code is.
You can find it at: