I'm trying to accomplish the following:
I wan't to display all posts from a certain category on a page that has the same layout as the homepage of the actual blog.
I found the following online to display posts for the category
<?php $recent = new WP_Query("cat=797&showposts=30"); while($recent->have_posts()) : $recent->the_post();?>
but I don't know
a) should I just take my index.php and edit the loop to the above
b) where should I place this new file? in the root of my WP install or in the themes folder?
My homepage is a regular "archive" showing the latest posts for any category
The current loop starts with
<?php while ($wp_query->have_posts()) : $wp_query->the_post(); ?> <?php global $ar_ID; global $post; $ar_ID = $post->ID; ?>
Entire index.php is here