I apologize if this is a newbie question, but I am very new to working with WP template files.
I am working on a campaign site (that I unfortunately can't show you before the launch in a couple weeks). I'm using a static home page, and I've managed to create a template that displays posts (title, date, excerpt) below the static content. Now I'm working on the issues page and I would love to be able to put dynamic post data within the static content.
To illustrate here's some dummy content:
we have to make jobs blah blah
For more on my stand on the economy, go to my blog:
[insert three most recent posts in the "economy" category here]
Go green, blah blah blah
For more on my stand on the environment, go to my blog:
[insert three most recent posts in the "environment" category here]
So, is this possible? I tried creating a new template and writing the static content directly into the php file and then for each section from the blog using the same code I used on the home page except with an extra query element for category. That didn't work.
Any ideas? I can't find anything like this on any forums, or any example websites really. It would be AWESOME if this is relatively easily possible, but if not it wouldn't be the end of the world to just add manual links to the page as we write more posts.
Thank you so much!!