I have searched the archives here for *days*, so if this is already mentioned somewhere--I apologize in advance.
I'm currently using:
<?php echo $numposts; ?>
To display the blog's post count. Works like a charm. However, it includes posts in that count that are future timestamped--I'd like to leave those out of the count and have the count show only the posts that are live.
Also I'd like to exclude posts from a specific category from being included in that count.
I've tried countless code snippets (I'm terrible as a coder btw) as well as numerous plugins that I've lost track with. Everything seems to include future timestamped posts and nothing to exclude a category.
Is what I'm looking for possible?