When looking to customise your WordPress theme, you may want to display posts from a particular category someone within a template.
Simply insert the below PHP where you want the posts to appear in your template.
<?php global $post; $theposts = get_posts('numberposts=5&category=1'); foreach($theposts as $post) : ?> <?php the_title(); ?> <?php the_content(); ?> <?php endforeach; ?>
To Include a thumbnail within your posts simply ensure that your theme supports post thumbnails, then add
<?php the_post_thumbnail(); ?>
If your theme doesn’t support thumbnails then just add the theme support function to your functions.php file.
add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );