I'm taking the reigns of an existing Wordpress site that has a magazine-style home page with sections for featured articles, upcoming events, different categories of articles, etc.
Currently, these fields are populated with a hodgepodge of different taxonomy - the page uses categories, tags, and sticky posts to correctly populate the content.
Using all three seems a big excessive. What's the best method of categorizing and populating a magazine style layout. Just being driven by the category of the article, etc? Or are their plugins/methods for the editors to directly choose specifically which article appears where.