For advance users who want to display recent posts from a specific category, we have this article specially for you. Beginner users will most likely not use this. This tutorial is mostly used in creating magazine style themes.
<?php $catquery = new WP_Query( 'cat=3&posts_per_page=10' ); while($catquery->have_posts()) : $catquery->the_post(); ?> <ul> <li><h3><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h3> <ul><li><?php the_content(); ?></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <?php endwhile; ?>
At the top where it says showpost= change the number to how many posts you want to display, and cat=3 is the id of the category, so change the ID of the category to pick which category will you be displaying.
A live example of this tutorial in action is at Balkhis.com
The news style format where it displays recent news from each category is accomplished using the code above.