Hi. I've created a section that shows posts only from one category, and managed to exclude that category from the homepage and featured posts (that's how I did it: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/exclude-certain-categories-from-featured-posts?replies=3)
Now my problem is the excess of featured posts. I have that main big featured post, and instead of 4 secondary posts, I have 9! So I think Expound is "generating" 10 featured posts.
I'm suspicious of this line in the functions.php file:
$count = apply_filters( 'expound_featured_posts_count', 5 );
Changing that "5" worked before I made that changes. Now it doesn't change anything.