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I'm designing a blog with wordpress as my CMS. My client would like one page on the site to have two main content areas, each with a title above and streaming posts from different categories.

So far I haven't seen any examples of this anywhere on the web. Is this possible to do? If so, whats the best approach?

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See If this helps. Bill Erickson has a great tutorial on how to use multiple content areas in thesis theme. I think you should be able to replicate it with any good WP Theme.

Here is the link

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This is where you want to be looking.


I have used this method before on my site to display 1 category at the top for featured posts and then another to display the main loop.

<?php $featured = new WP_Query('category_name=Featured&showposts=1');
    while ($featured->have_posts()) : $featured->the_post();
    $do_not_duplicate = $post->ID; ?>

As you can see I selected my category and for this example I only wanted to display one post. Hope this helps.

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