I am new to blogging and have a similar intention for my blog. I would like to WP as a magazine (with irregular issues) together with the usual posts.
My question is: how difficult is it to show ONLY the main post (rather like a magazine cover) on the home page to indicate a new issue (I am using a sticky plugin at the moment). That main post will then link to another page with the table of contents for that issue etc.
I have considered using the categories "Issue #1", "Issue #2", etc for each one
i) but all the magazine posts will appear on the home page and I would like to have just the main one to appear; and
ii) I would like to add a "Past Issues" category alongside the usual WP category in the sidebar
Perhaps there is a way to filter out all the "issue" category for non-display on the home page? I apologise that this sounds vague and all over the place but I am just trying to learn more about the possiblities of my doing some small bits to make the above come alive.
Or am I barking up the wrong trunk? Or just plain barking mad? considering that I am not a programmer but can
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Please enlighten and point.