i know this should be simple, but i've tried multiple suggestions and none have quite worked.
here's the scenario:
client has homepage set as a static page
we have a blog page set
on that blog page we want to exclude posts from category 5
then via the wp menu, we've got a link to category 5 to display
i was using
<?php query_posts($query_string . '&cat=-5'); ?>
but then, over the weekend it just "stopped" working.
i haven't done any upgrades, nor changed anything else...
tho i can't say for sure that my client didn't TRY to make it do something - he installed some sticky post plugin and set a post from category 5 as sticky so then it showed up on the blog page where it wasn't supposed to... and now i can't get it back to the configuration we want...
any insight into where i might have lost the plot would be awesome.