Forgive my complete WP/PHP ignorance, but I'm having trouble getting the solution posted at http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthread.php?t=837 to work.
I created a category called "news", made a test post with that category, inserted the code provided in that post into the bottom of my index.php, then copied and pasted all the post, post footer, etc code into the middle of the new code. No posts show up on the home page, though
Here's my complete index file: http://drop.io/m78lu83/asset/index-php-sgrl
And here's my site (it's for an Information Architecture class): http://www.valdosta.edu/~foguz/group7/
By way of explanation, in case I'm trying to use a missile where a hammer would do, this is a fairly simple site. We'd like to have mostly static pages and just use posts on the home page (for news) AND on the events page (for library events, with the aid of the Event Calendar plugin.) Thanks a whole lot for any help you can offer. -Mike