You may want to display posts from a specific category on the homepage or other pages of your site. For example, you might want to have a box that displays the latest three posts from your News category, or have links to your latest podcasts.
In a previous post, I gave the code that would display the latest posts from a specific category in the sidebar. However, that code will not work in the main content part of the page. In order to display posts from a specific category in the main content section of a page, you need to use a variation on the WordPress Loop, which is as follows:
<?php query_posts('category_name=special_cat&showposts=10'); ?>
<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
<!-- Do special_cat stuff... -->
To use this code, change the category name to whatever the name is of the relevant category, and change the number of posts displayed from 10 to whatever number you want. Where it says
<!-- Do special_cat stuff... -->, put in all the code you usually use to display the title, date, category, etc. – whatever you need.