ok so this was the latest thing i tried
<?php query_posts('cat=seasonal&showposts=5'); ?>
<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
<li><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>
<?php endwhile; ?>
I only have two posts so far I have given to a category of "seasonal" but six posts in total. according to the code above only the two seasonals ones should show up. instead all posts still show.
I can get the post i want to show up by selecting them one by one & calling them by cat & tag. but that is not automated and would need for the coder to update the code whenever there is a new "seasonal" post.
So what am I doing wrong?