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I have created a custom query in hopes of showing the top posts from some child categories. It appears here: http://www.sitesofconscience.org/activities/whats-new

The query has a big flaw: some posts belong to two categories; but, even if they get marked in BOTH categories, they only appear in one.

For example, a post marked in both "Navigating Difference" and "Learning Exchanges" will only appear in "Navigating Difference".

I also wonder if there's an easier way to do this: can I just query for all child categories of a certain category?

The query is:
<?php $posts = get_posts('numberposts=3&offset=0&showposts=3&cat=21,22,23,26,31,32,349'); foreach ($posts as $post) : start_wp(); ?> <?php static $count1 = 0; if ($count1 == "3") { break; } else { ?>

Thank you! Jeff

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Use this instead as your loop query..

<?php 

query_posts( 'category_name=YOUR_CAT_NAME&showposts=15' ); if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); 

?>
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