I want to exclude certain posts from the index page.
I then want to display the title of these posts on the sidebar of the index page, enticing readers to click them so they can be read completely.
I’ve managed to do #1, by using techniques mentioned here involving the use of a filter in the functions.php file, excluding posts that fall under a certain category.
However, I cannot do #2 because obviously, I’ve excluded them, so a query_posts for those specific categories I want to display is ‘banned’ from displaying on the index page because of my functions.php.
Is there a better way at doing this? I’m open to scrapping the use of above techniques if there is.
If not, is there a way I can ‘trick’ my function.php entry into allowing the query_post for those categories to show up on my sidebar?