I went to the codex and the codex told me how to make a template file display only one category of posts, so I did what it said and I made a new template file based on the index.php template, put query_post in there, and assigned my new template to the page I wanted, which is called performances...when it's done it will list all posts with category "gig" to function as a list of gigs. But I must be missing something. The performances page just diplays "no posts matched your criteria" even though I do have one post so far with the category Gigs. I tried doing it by query_posts('category_name='gigs') also. The codex said to put query_posts before the LOOP and I tried it in a couple different places in the code to see if that made a difference.
Please give me a hand, if you know what to do here. The site I'm working on is at http://www.zackkline.com/blog/ The template I made looks like this:
Template Name: All Gigs Template
<?php query_posts("category=6"); ?>
<?php get_header(); ?>
<div id="content" class="narrowcolumn">
<?php if (have_posts()) : ?>
<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
<div class="post" id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
<h2>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></h2>
<?php the_content('Read the rest of this entry »'); ?>
<?php endwhile; ?>
<div class="alignleft"><?php next_posts_link('« Previous Entries') ?></div>
<div class="alignright"><?php previous_posts_link('Next Entries »') ?></div>
<?php else : ?>
<h2 class="center">Not Found</h2>
<p class="center">Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn't here.</p>
<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . "/searchform.php"); ?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php get_footer(); ?>
---end of code---
A separate, possibly related issue is that I can't view individual pages from the MANAGE --> PAGES area of the dashboard unless I change the permalinks back to the default setting. I CAN view them using the links I made to them, when the permalinks are set the way I want, for example I am linking to http://www.zackkline.com/blog/index.php/performances in my header, but then I can't view individual posts. That is the way it is now, if you go look at what I have so far.
Thanks for any wisdom!