I know this is a very common request and I have got as far as omitting one category from being shown on the main posts/news page. Then I can set up a new page to display just that category (Community News). Job done.
What I need though is to have another version of the 'recent posts' widget that lists the last 5 post titles as links in the sidebar for the new category that I have separated. So one will be 'Recent News' and the other will be 'Community News'.
Is there any way to do this without a plugin? And if not what is the best plugin for this task? I am looking at http://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-category-excluder/ currently but not tried it yet.
Can anyone please advise me?