I'm trying to link to a specific category in my blog but limit the number of posts that are listed.
I can link to the specific category via "www.example.com/?cat=6" and after looking around the web (wordpress.org and this site) I thought I could just limit the number of posts with "www.example.com/?cat=6&showposts=5" but...
"&showposts=5" isn't returning the results that I'm expecting, am I using "showposts" correctly? Is there something better?
If not how can I build my url to only show a specific number of posts?
While I have access to the theme and the loop, I would prefer not to edit that and not install some plugin, my feed is perfect, I'd just like to build a link for this one type of use case.