Thanks, although im going to need to use the php option as well i think if i only want "content" with this post and not title and no date/category/read more etc...
am i right in thinking the loop should look like this for what i want?
<?php if (have_posts ()) : ?>
<?php while(have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
<article id="sticky_post"><?php the_content(); ?></article>
<h2 class="post_title"><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
<p class="date"><?php the_time('F jS, Y') ?><br />
Posted in: <?php the_category(', ') ?></p>
<div class="grey"><?php the_content(''); ?></div>
<a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" class="readmore">Read More...</a>
<?php endwhile; ?>
<li id="older"><?php next_posts_link('Older Posts') ?></li>
<li id="newer"><?php previous_posts_link('Newer Posts') ?></li>
<?php else : ?>
<?php endif; ?>
I know that definitely doesnt seem right... jsut want to get some knowledge before i go messing with my theme again... the bold section is the bit with the is_sticky query.. what i want is for any "sticky" posts to only display content and with an id which i can target in my css, where the rest of the posts display as shown/formatted (with title, date, category and the read more link)