I decided yesterday that I was going to get rid of my 'asides' plugin (that has served me well, I must add) and code my own solution. Using the codex, and this post by Phu Ly I set about coding. And I failed.
The basic loop:
<?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
<?php endwhile; else: ?>
<?php _e('Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.'); ?>
<?php endif; ?>
To this, I added:
<?php query_posts('category_name=asides'); ?>
<?php if (have_posts()) :
while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
<?php the_title(); ?>
That worked, but I didn't really want those posts at the bottom of each page. So I simply cut and pasted that code to the top. It didn't work, and I think I know why, but I don't know how to do it. In fact, I can't even describe what I think I need to do, heh!
I'm going to keep messing around with this, and use an implementation of Matt's Asides until I've figured it out, but any assistance would be appreciated.