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  • i’m looking for a way to do a few things:
    1) limit which categories are shown on the “main” page.
    2) build a page which shows only one category.
    3) sort posts selectively (with a query string?) from oldest to newest without making that the default.

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  • i actually just figured out how to do #3. still looking for a way to tell it which categories to display (or not display).

    There’s some SuperSecret stuff you can do to achieve this. At risk to my own life, I’m going to pass some of those secrets on to you….
    Let’s say you’ve got a category named “Internal” with cat_ID 6, and you don’t want to display Internal posts on your main page… Edit your ‘index.php’ template, and hear the top, just before the <b>require_once(‘blog.header.php’);</b>, insert a new line that says <b>$cat=’-6′;</b>. This will suppress category 6 in your main page.
    Now, to make a new page that <i>only</i> shows category 6, make a copy of index.php, named, oh, let’s say ‘internal.php’. At the top of that template, insert a line that says <b>$cat=’6′;</b> (instead of the negative 6 that we put in the main template).
    I’ve only played with this a little bit, myself, so I’m not sure if there are any quirks.

    that’s cool. i had suspected that something like that was possible, but i hadn’t read into the code far enough to see if it’d honor that.
    now.. is there a way to make get_archives() only show entries from the category on the page? 🙂

    ok, how to specify multpile categories.. anyone? 🙂

    Hi Jon,
    WordPress does not currently support multiple categories, sorry.
    There are plans to add that functionality in a future release.

    Ok. Maybe I’ll look at hacking it into the current release 🙂

    I can’t wait for the next release, so it will offer multiple categories along with other thing! 🙂

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