Say I have 3 categories: A, B, C, and another category D that posts in A,B,C can also be assigned to. D is to denote the featured post for the category, and theoretically only one post for each (A, B, C) will also be assigned D.
I can find the featured post for each category fine using category__and .
I have a need to make a list of the rest of the category minus the featured post to the right of the featured post on the home page. So for example I want to get a list of category A but I want to exclude the featured post that would be marked category A and category D.
I tried using "category_in" followed by "category_not_in" thinking it would accomplish this but the "category__not_in" seems to override and just find everything in every category except for the excluded category.
If I have things structured wrong please let me know. I am trying to make things simple for the site owner by not having to remember to enter text for a tag (featured post). I'd rather them just check the check boxes in the category list.
Summarizing, my code needs to do two things. For example:
Find the "featured post": FIND A and D . This is done. Find everything in the category EXCEPT featured post: Find A, exclude (A and D).
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm new to Wordpress but not coding. Just trying to get acquainted with the functionality.