I am trying to accomplish something somewhat simple I think. I have a menu item at the top of my page that I want to link to the latest post in a certain category. I just need to get the post ID of the latest post in the category so I can pass it to the menu. I want to do this outside of the loop and create a function in functions.php that will return the post ID. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this?
here is a function that does just that:
Usage: say my category id is 22 then:
you can also pass an array of categories to this function.